Manager’s Monthly Report December 2014

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for December 2014.
The crew responded to 31 service calls in December, two were markings and the rest were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves and meter re-reads. There were 22 private leaks due to frozen pipes which resulted in over 180,000 gallons of water lost. Shelbie had 13 stock transfers in December.

During the month of December we purchased 1,517,800 gallons of water from CLAWA and during the month of November we purchased 1,612,800 gallons. During November and December we produced 0 gallons of water due to the new tank replacement project. In December 2013 the total water delivered was 2,551,011 gallons and the December 2014 total is 1,517,800 gallons. The difference is 1,033,211 gallons which is a reduction of more than 44%. The total water delivered in 2013 was 24,944,305 gallons and in 2014 we delivered 21,370,796 gallons, and the water savings is 3,573,509 gallons for an overall reduction for the year of just over 14%.

The total precipitation for the month of December was 12.58”.

The Holding Tank Replacement Project – The small water holding tank in the AVMSC yard has been replaced by Superior Tank Inc., and on Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015 we passed the County’s final inspection. Yesterday the tank was filled and treated and the water was sampled after 24 hours. Today, January 23, 2015 Ron took our water sample down to the Department of Health Services for testing and we anticipate that if everything goes well we should be able to bring the holding tank and our wells production back on line by early next week at which time we can resume blending our water with CLAWA’s and reduce our water purchases from CLAWA. This project has been difficult and has taken weeks longer than we had originally planned but it was a critically necessary plant upgrade as our old tank was in a critical state and we now have a new tank which is in compliance with everyone’s safety standards and should last for well over 50 years and serve our community well.

Automated Meter Reading project – Ron advises that we have installed a total of 420 automated meters to date. The streets that have been completed are Sunderland Court, Arrowhead Villas Road, Lords Lane, Knight Court, Dover Court, Bangor Lane, Sycamore, Altamont, Oakmont and Lake Drive, Ivy Lane, Kings Court, Holmes Court, Larchmont, Pinnacle, Circle, Ridge and Mill Court are all complete. The entire east side of the Arrowhead Villas is now complete. Also all of the top 10 water consumers now have automated meters so as to better assist them in reducing their overall water use.
Additionally, last Tuesday the Board authorized Ron to order another 100 AMR water meters to be installed by the end of March weather permitting.

There is nothing new to report regarding the street repair projects or the yard expansion project at this time; both of these projects will resume in late Spring or Summer when we have determined our priority of needs and what our budget for the year will allow for these projects.

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.