Manager’s Monthly Report March 2016

Manager’s Monthly Report

Ron Fussell our operations manager has presented this report of the operations and project updates for March 2016.
The crew responded to 14 service calls in March, 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. All of the private leaks have been repaired or turned off. Shelbie had 2 stock transfers in March.

Ron noted that currently the staff is reading the water meters every two weeks, and even reading the meters every two weeks we are consistently discovering a large number of private leaks. Most of them he noted were small toilet leaks. The main reason that we continue to encounter a large number of leaks is because the community has predominantly older houses and the majority of those are only used on weekends and vacations. Most have older galvanized pipes and older faucets and toilet assemblies. Our new automated meters can detect a leak of as little as 2 gallons per minute over a 24 hour period. We continue to shut off the water and notify the shareholder and thereby save the water and overage expense for the shareholder.

During the month of March we purchased 837,012 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 588,967 gallons. During the month of February we purchased 792,805 gallons of water from CLAWA and our wells produced 910,535 gallons.

The total precipitation for the month of March was 4.53”.

Treatment Plant Structure Update – Ron has contacted Engineering Resources and they state that they have submitted paperwork to the State regarding approval for the installation of the treatment plant and Engineering Resources expects to hear back within the next 6 – 8 weeks at which point we hope to proceed with a bid from ADEdge the contractor for our treatment equipment.

Tank Site Update – NV-5 has contacted the State and County regarding their permitting procedures and are awaiting a response. Confirmation on the pipeline improvements near the tank and contract documents for the contractor bidding are still being prepared. RWM and associates has completed the boundary correlations and the record of survey. NV-5 is still awaiting AVMSC to merge the lots on Sycamore into one parcel.

Well #5 Update – The driveway has been paved to the well head and Harich Enterprises is currently doing the well rehabilitation. The project should be complete and the well back on-line by the end of the month.

Shareholder’s meeting and Election Update– The Annual Shareholder’s Meeting will be held on Saturday May 21, 2016 at 10 AM at the Lake Arrowhead Presbyterian Church on Hwy 173. Ballots and all election materials have been mailed out and it is important that all shareholders mail in their voted ballots before the May Shareholders Meeting so that the candidates receive a quorum of the votes needed.

Recycling Program Update – Ron says that the recycling program has been very successful and Ron would like to thank the community for their cooperation. The recycling program is for glass, plastic, aluminum and tin cans and cardboard which must be broken down. Please refer to the website for further details. Ron hopes to expand this recycling program in the future.

Ron also encouraged shareholders, residents and visitors to continue to observe the water conservation requirements and tips provided by the office. A recycling bin is available in the AVMSC yard. 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 or by phone at 337-4259.