General Manager’s Report May/June 2020
I hope all of you are staying safe and sane throughout this COVID‐19 event. It appears things are starting to get better, but we still have a bit more to go. Your water company employees are working to keep your water ﬂowing, and will help with any water problem you may have.
Many of you have had water meters for years and are familiar with them, but many new meters have been installed. We have had some complaints from homeowners about water usage at a cabin when no one was home. The meters are very sensitive and can pick up the slightest water use. Please shut oﬀ the water to your cabin when you leave. This will reduce the chance of water going through your meter due to a small leak, a toilet, or a dripping faucet, and can prevent damage to your home from broken pipes. If water is going through your meter when no one is occupying the cabin, it is a leak. You can call the oﬃce, and our guys can check the meter to see if you have a leak, so you can arrange for a repair.
April Water Usage
Usage is trending lower for the ﬁrst 4 months of this year compared to 2019, by about 660,000 gallons. April usage was slightly lower than last April. Here are the numbers.
- 2017 2,603,000
- 2018 2,815,000
- 2019 3,125,000
- 2020 3,201,000
New Service Connections
Just a reminder that contractors are working right now hooking up homes to the new service boxes installed last year. Because of the governor’s order, we have suspended deadlines for connecting, but you can still make arrangements with a contractor to get bids, and schedule work to be done. As soon as everyone is connected in an area, we can turn oﬀ the old main.
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