Sorry for the delay in updating information on our website, but it has been a very busy summer. We are sorry to say that we lost a longtime employee and dear friend, Brad Hejtmanek, who was our comptroller here. He is sadly missed each and every day. But, as with all things, life must go on and we have proudly hired a new comptroller who is originally from this area where the Southeast Water Users office is located in Mantador. Mr. Don Lingen from Wahpeton, is welcomed aboard as of August 7th of this year. He brings a lot to the table and will be a great addition to our "family" here at SEWUD. He is looking forward to meeting some of you at our Annual Meeting in March.
Please remember that this is the time of the year that many freeze-ups happen. Make sure that your meter package is contained to a frost-free place. Check heat tape etc. to insure it is in working order. It is the owner's responsibility to make sure that the meter does NOT freeze. For seasonal users & snow birds, make sure your home's are winterized and you have called the office for details on handling the billing while you are gone.
There are a couple of important notices that will be coming out in November. Please watch your mail for a post card indicating those 2 important announcements concerning rural water.
SEWUD - East
As usual the field operators are busy doing a number of new hook ups for water. It is comforting to know that each year, all 3 sides of SEWUD are adding a number of new members onto the system. We know that more and more families are receiving good quality water at the most affordable price as possible.
We continue to upgrade some of reservoir sites and are now currently looking into adding another reservoir or booster station onto the system to better help the highly developing area around Wahpeton. Everything is still in planning stages.
SEWUD - Central
Paul Gilbert, the field operator is busy also doing new hook ups for the system. Paul also helps out the field operator on the West side as sometimes things get a little stressful in that area for one operator. Paul also helps with reading the pasture taps in the West. Report just came in that those pasture taps have all been read as of today.
SEWUD - West
As in the other 2 parts of the rural water system, SEWUD - West is also busy doing updates to reservoirs and pumps. We are still experiencing problems at the "Forbes Hill" but are trying to rectify those. The field operator just got done reading the pasture taps and, of course is busy with last minute hookups and one-call locates.