OUR CULINARY WATER SYSTEM
Our culinary water system is a very intricate system, with over 22 miles of water lines, countless fire hydrants, 4 culinary water tanks and 3 wells, one of them an Artesian Well. The system serves over 1000 customers and is regulated and monitored by a state of the art SCADA system. This system coupled with the expertise of our system operators has made our culinary system much more efficient and reliable.
During the 2017 season we will be constructing a new 500,000 gallon culinary tank. This tank will help insure that our existing customers have plenty our drinking (potable) water and to help the District with future growth for generations to come.
If the Water Service Lateral between your home/business and the water meter begins to leak or breaks it is the responsibility of the home or business owner to repair. If a leak or break occurs between the water meter and the water main line, the responsibility for the repairs are the Districts.
The culinary meters are the property of the District, however, it is the responsibility of homeowner to care and maintain the area around the meter boxes. The boxes need to be kept unobstructed by debris, do not cover the boxes with landscape bark, plant shrubs or trees around the boxes.
This system feeds water to the Fire Hydrants that are also the property of the District, and again it is the responsibility of the homeowner to care and maintain the area around the hydrants. The hydrants need to be kept unobstructed just the same as the meters. That included shoveling the snow away from the hydrants in the winter.
These areas need to be clear so that emergency responders and the District personnel can get to these areas quickly in case of emergencies.