Manager’s Monthly Report
Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for June 2015.
The crew responded to 16 service calls in June, five were markings and the others were turn offs, turn on calls, inspect customer shut off valves and meter re-reads. There were 8 private leaks identified by AMR. We had one system leak this month at 825 E. Victoria which was fixed the same day it was discovered. All of the private leaks have been fixed. Shelbie had 8 stock transfers in June. Juan and Wayne have been trimming small shrubs and branches away from our road right of way areas.
During the month of June we purchased 1,085,400 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 488,276 gallons. During the month of May we purchased 1,020,600 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 453,930 gallons. In June 2014 the total water delivered was 1,699,400 gallons and the June 2015 total is 1,573,676 gallons. The difference is 125,724 gallons a reduction of 8%.
Ron explained that since the AMR project was started just over a year ago the month to month reductions from the previous year to the current year will become smaller because the leaks will be detected and corrected sooner.
The total precipitation for the month of June was 3.53”.
The Tank Site Project – NV-5 is continuing with the preliminary work at the Sycamore tank site. The boring has been completed and the soil samples look favorable for a new water tank. They determined the bedrock was decomposed granite and that the top soil was between 6 – 8 feet deep. We will need to grade the 6 – 8 feet to put down the foundation for the new tank. NV-5 requires we submit a record of survey for the Sycamore lots and that AVMSC pass a motion to accept the original bid amount for the first phase of the construction project. On Wednesday June 22, 2015 the AVMSC passed the motion to approve NV-5’s original bid amount for the first phase of the project.
Automated Meter Reading project – Ron advised that all but one meter for Cal-Trans have been installed and activated. The meters are working great in pin pointing small household leaks. We are now reading once per month but will continue to bill quarterly. By reading monthly and after below freezing temperatures we will be able to minimize water loss and help reduce the large overage charges that some shareholders have encountered in the past.
On June 23, 2015 the AVMSC Board of Directors passed a motion to approve the purchase of a Skid Steer for the company. The Skid Steer was delivered to the company on July 8, 2015. The staff have become trained on the Skid Steer and they have used the vehicle several times since delivery to clear debris after the mudflows from the recent flash flooding. In the future it will be used for snow plowing in close areas, for leak repairs and road repairs as well as for loading cinders and base materials to name just a few uses.
AVMSC also passed a motion at the July 24, 2015 Board meeting to stop billing for assessments of inactive shares on vacant lots. This will begin with the next billing cycle.
Ron also encouraged shareholders, residents and visitors to continue to observe the water conservation requirements and tips provided by the office. Ron also introduced a new Voluntary Recycling Pilot Program. A recycling bin will be available in the AVMSC yard after May 21, 2015. Call the office for details.
Ron has commended both the staff and the residents for their diligent efforts toward water conservation which has exceeded the Governor’s 25% reduction rate. He would like to encourage our shareholders, renters and visitors to continue in their conservation efforts. In the coming months Ron and the staff will offer the residents new opportunities for further water conservation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 337-4259.