Manager’s Monthly Report August 2014

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for August 2014.
The crew responded to 10 service calls in August, three were markings and the rest were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves and meter re-reads. There was one company leak this month at 523 West Victoria Court. The AMR system detected 2 leaks again at individual homes in the same route that we detected two in July. Both of the leaks were between 60 – 70 gallons per day and were identified as toilet leaks, which seems to be the common problem. The homeowners were notified and the leaks have been fixed. Wayne has been working diligently on the AMR program finding leaks and fine tuning our program. Juan has been trimming back small trees and shrubs in preparation for winter as well as repairing road signs. Shelbie has been very busy in the office with 13 stock transfers this month, billing, banking, sending out the Newsletter with the water conservation notice and generally keeping up on everything in the office.

During the month of August we purchased 1,077,800 gallons of water from CLAWA and during the month of July we purchased 1,041,100 gallons. During August we produced 701,115 gallons of water and in July we produced 894,219 gallons. In August 2013 the total water delivered was 2,206,567 gallons and the August 2014 total is 1,778,915 gallons. The difference is 427,652 gallons which is a reduction of more than 19%.

Trinity Construction has completed the replacement of the 8 fire hydrants. We will be installing small retaining walls behind some of them and that work will be done by AVMSC staff.

Superior Tank has taken over the project of replacing our water holding tank and all of the permits have been obtained to commence with the project. Demolition of the old tank is scheduled for early October with the new tank scheduled to be installed and on line by the middle of November.

Automated Meter Reading project – a total of 188 meters have been installed to date. The streets that have been completed are Sunderland Court, Arrowhead Villas Road, Lords Lane, Knight Court, Dover Court, Bangor Lane and Lake Drive. We have experienced some calibration problems with our shipment in July and we have had some delays in the delivery of the last order, however all of the calibration problems have been addressed and the next delivery of 50 meters will be shipped on October 3rd. We will be ordering another 100 meters in October to be delivered and installed before the end of the year.

Well #4 was pumped and the first tests concluded that it may be able to be brought back on line. A final title #22 test will be required by the DOHS (Department of Health Services) before we can officially use it for daily production. This test has been authorized and if successful we hope to bring Well#4 back and have it connected to add to the supply into the new holding tank.

Aspen Construction has completed the paving which was budgeted for this year, however you may see them in the area paving patches in the street due to recent water leak repairs.

The company encourages shareholders, vacationers, visitors and renters to continue to visit the different areas of this website for good information such as the By-Laws, Company Mission Statement, Calendar of Events, some rules and regulations, the Annual Water Quality Report and a list of phone numbers for associate local agencies including LACSD, the Sheriff’s Dept., Fire Dept., Animal Control, Building and Safety and the Edison Company. The office can be contacted at or by phone at 337-4259.