Operations Report December 2015

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Water usage

  • Pumped 503,040
  • Backwashes 51,150
  • Net pumped 451,890
  • Source meter 467,850
  • Flushing 5,000

Recorded loss

  • Net to distribution 462,850
  • Residential meters 227,360
  • Unaccounted for water 235,490
  • Percentage of loss 49%

The reservoir is at overflow.

Utility Services has completed the leak detection survey for us. They located 10 small leaks on service lines and at blow offs, but there were no leaks in any of our mains. There were several areas that we had no way to check primarily due to location and we were able to confirm no leaks in those areas. The most important line is the transmission line from the treatment plant to the storage tanks and that line is in excellent shape with no leaks.

As a result of the leak survey we have begun chasing the found leaks. It takes a bit of extra time due to right of way permits, locates, etc. I anticipate reducing our lost water another .5 gallons a minute.

The Department of Ecology, Office of Dam Safety sent their final report of their inspection this last summer. There are no significant actions needed. There are some additions suggested but no actions required.

Dave Carpenter has retired from Wilson Engineering. I have asked Brian Smith who is a new engineer with Wilson to come to LISE for a review of our system. Specifically, we are experiencing filtration treatment problems and Brian previously worked for the city of Tacoma in filtration. In addition it will be beneficial to have Brian familiar with our system. I will want to review several areas we will want to work on in the future.

Kevin will be attending a training session the first part of February, and I will be attending training the end of March.