28th Jan 2016

Presentation from January 25th Annual meeting

Here is the link to the  presentation file.  It is 14 pages BT Annual Meeting

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03rd Jan 2016

Belmont Terrace Mutual Water Company’s Annual General Meeting

Belmont Terrace Mutual Water Company’s
Annual General Meeting
Monday, January 25, 2016, 7:00pm
Sebastopol Community Church, Fireside Room

Please join your neighbors and Board of Directors for the annual General Meeting of our neighborhood mutual water company. There are several important issues that will be discussed, including a vote on a rate increase. Come and let your voice be heard!

Included in the agenda will be:
• Presentations on:
o The Drought Relief Program
o The Groundwater Sustainability Act
o The Capital Improvement Plan
• A discussion on a possible rate increase, followed by a vote.
• An appeal for new board members

This is YOUR water company, so please come and learn about the issues facing us today. There might even be cookies and drink!

Huck Hensley, President
Victoria Carrara, Secretary
Laurie Mattinson, Treasurer
Oleta Hamilton, Community Member

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18th Jun 2012

Hot Day’s Are Here….

Be sure to conserve water on these hot days.  We have a lot of users and we do not want to waste water.  Lawns should only be water for 5-10 minutes every other day.  On the HOTTEST of days; Run for an extra 5 minutes.  IF you are on a slope; cut the run times in half and water with time between them (let the water soak in).  This will keep water from running down the gutters.  There is chlorine in our water and it is not good for fish.  Please keep chlorinated water out of the creeks keep your sprinkler’s water on your property.

Thank you for conserving.

 

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07th May 2012

Well#1 Gets a new Pump

Today Yager installed a new pump into Well#1.  This will be used for emergency by-pass of the tank and if for some reason that Well#2 is unable to work for us.

 Making final electrical connection at pump

Getting ready to connect to Well#1

 Martin prepares finalizes the electrical for well#1  Wiping down pipe prior to hooking it on the pipe to lower into the well.


 aligning the pipe  Tightening it up
 Lifting, Aligning and finally  Tightening the sections of pipe.

 

 Finalizing electrical at the wellhead.  

Lowering Wellhead down in place

 Finalizing the electrical at the surface just prior to lowering the pump in place.  Final step Lower the pump in place.

 

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25th Feb 2012

2nd Sample passed

We are now up and operational on our new pipes with our dual pressure tanks.  We are having a little trouble getting the pressure tanks up to the correct pressure but that should be cleared up by morning.

Thank you everyone you did a great job conserving water during this construction project.

If you have problems with sand or dirty water please run the hose in the back yard for 5 minutes or so should clear all the water through the house.

I found these tips out on a website:
The Boil Water Notice will be lifted once the water is safe to drink.

After a Boil water Notice has been lifted

  • Flush water farthest from the inlet to the house first.  (Most cases the backyard)
  • Flush all water-using fixtures for 1 minute.
  • Run cold-water faucets and drinking fountains for 1 minute before using the water.
  • Drain and flush all ice-making machines in your refrigerator.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water tanks set below 45 C (normal setting is 60 C).
  • Change any pre-treatment filters (under sink style and refrigerator water filters, carbon block, activated carbon, sediment filters, etc.).

 

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24th Feb 2012

1st sample passed;

Today, Friday February 24th we flushed the new piping including the Pressure Tanks.  Took 2nd sample to the lab for testing.

Tomorrow, Saturday February 25th 5:30 pm we are expecting the 2nd sample to pass and we will be off both the Boil Water Notice and the Conserve Water Notice.

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23rd Feb 2012

New Piping is Done; & Heavy Chlorination Overnight

Today around 12:00 pm the piping was completed between the buildings.  The pipes are filled with super chlorinated water.  Tomorrow, Friday, February 24, 2012 we will flush and sample the line.   We will know Saturday if we will be off the Conserve Water Notice.

Note: we are still running on the temporary pipeline and will be until getting the all clear from the lab.

Ron & Martin Muscling the final connection

Ron & Martin Muscling the final connection

Completed Distribution line looking to the West

Completed Distribution line looking to the West

 

Here are a couple of photos of the Pressure Tank piping.

Piping for the East Pressure Tank

Piping for the East Pressure Tank

Piping for the West Pressure Tank

Piping for the West Pressure Tank

 

New Chlorination system is now up and running.  Please bare with us for the next week or so while we adjust the level of Chlorine back to the usual level.  We are running it higher than we normally do.  If you are sensitive to the Chlorine you may need to do extra filtering for the next week or so.

Sorry for any inconveniences regarding this.  Please feel free to ask questions if you need to.

Sincerely,

Bruce Petersilge (820-7787) and Debby Turner (820-7633)

 


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23rd Feb 2012

Piping at the end of the day, 2/22/12

Wanted to show the piping last night but I forgot to take a photo.  Here it is.  You can see only about 5 – 6 feet left and 1 pressure tank with multiple fittings to go.

Piping between buildings at days end on Feb 22, 2012

Piping between buildings at days end on Feb 22, 2012

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22nd Feb 2012

What Specifically Happened at Belmont Terrace?

We planned on supplying water to the whole Terrace with water during the construction project.  What we were counting on is the closure of the Water Main on Tochinni leading back up to the booster pumps and pressure tanks.   What happened was the shut-off valve did not close properly and all the way for the welding to occur for the construction / destruction project at the well.

We were lucky that the outage was as short as it was.  Almost all of the houses on the top of Bella Vista Drive had their water turned off trying to keep the water in the houses.  We finished turning on the water to all the houses at 5:00 pm.

Again, Sorry for any inconveniences.

Hand cutting one of the pressure tank lines

Hand cutting one of the pressure tank lines

Martin cutting the other pressure tank connection

Martin cutting the other pressure tank connection

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22nd Feb 2012

What is a Boil Water Notice?

What Happened?

Usually, Boil Water Notices are issued because of a pipe break that causes the water system to lose pressure. Most pipe breaks are due to development or construction projects. There is a possibility that low water pressure inside the pipes could allow contaminants to enter.

How Will We Let You Know?

We use some or all of the following notification methods, depending on the size of the affected area. We hand deliver notices door to door, or leave a small sign near the driveway, as well as post large signs at entrances to the affected area.

What is the Health Concern?

It is possible that there are harmful bacteria in the water after a pressure loss. Although waterborne diseases are extremely rare, they can be serious. The risk is higher for infants, the elderly, and persons with immune deficiency disorders.

What Do You Do?

Disinfect water used for drinking (including pets!), cooking, brushing teeth, rinsing contact lenses, shaving, and making ice. Use one of the following methods:

  • Boiling. Boil water vigorously for two (2) minutes after it reaches a full boil.
  • Chlorine Bleach. Use only unscented liquid chlorine bleach (granular bleach is poisonous!). If water is clear, add 2 drops of bleach per quart of water (8 drops per gallon). If water is cloudy, add 4 drops per quart (16 drops per gallon). Mix well and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Purification Tablets. These are available at drug stores or camping outlets. Follow the directions on the package. Tablets become less effective with age, discard or replace after one year.
  • Or use bottled water.

Water does not need to be disinfected for bathing, showering, or laundry. Dishes can be washed as long as you can use hot water, otherwise disinfect.

What Do You Do After the Discontinue Boil Water Notice?

Flush the water out of your distribution lines. Start with an outdoor faucet furthest from your meter and flush all outdoor faucets. Run hot water through each indoor faucet until you notice a change in water temperature. Remove the aerator before flushing kitchen and bathroom sink faucets. Run enough hot water to flush the hot water heater.

If you have an automatic ice maker, empty the ice tray several times to ensure that the line to the ice maker is flushed.

If Water Service is Disrupted for More than 12 Hours

Turn off all appliances that draw water, such as ice makers, hot water heaters, heat pumps, etc., to prevent damage.

Your water heater is a potential source of drinking and cooking water if you have not used hot water since the pipe break. Turn off the incoming water valve and power to the water heater. Water may be drawn through the valve at the bottom of the heater. When water service is restored, make sure the tank has refilled before restoring power to the heater.

Do not use swimming pool water for drinking or cooking.

If your toilet works, but you do not have running water to refill the tank, use pool water or other non-disinfected water, and minimize flushing. If there is no way to refill the tank, you can line the toilet with a plastic garbage bag. After use, tie the bag tightly and store in a secure container, such as a garbage can with a tight lid, for later disposal.

If you have Questions feel free to contact us,  we will reply as soon as possible.

Operator  - Bruce Petersilge  707 820-7787
Operator – Debby Turner 707 820-7633

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