The 40th Southeast Water Users District's Annual Meeting was held on March 19, 2014 at the Mantador VFW/Community Center with a nice turnout. President Sandi Rupp called the meeting to order, Derek Flanagan from Eide Bailly, our auditing firm, gave a financial report, Brian Bergantine of AE2S gave a presentation on water supply in the oil fields and a unanimous ballot was cast for the 3 directors whose terms were up for re-election. A large number of door prizes were given to those present. The meeting was adjourned and coffee, lemonade and cookies were served. Thanks to all those members who took time out of their busy days to join us!
It has been a wild and crazy winter! As I am sure most of you know, we have had a number of issues regarding frozen water lines. The field operators have been working day and night to try to keep the water flowing. We have never had anything like this happen in the 40 years that Southeast Water Users has been functioning so everything was new to us too. A hot water pressure washer was purchased to aid in thawing out frozen lines. It does work well, but takes some time when working with a long length of line. We have asked a large number of people to help us in keeping the water flowing by letting water run through their meters day and night. We are trying to keep everyone in water by strategically having people at the ends of some lines, flushing the water day and night to keep the water from freezing. We will NOT be charging ANYONE for those gallons that they have been running for us. If you are not sure if you received the correct amount of credit, please give the office a call and we will make sure someone helps in determining the amount of credit given. We will still charge the consumer for a small average of household use for their site. A huge THANK YOU to all who have been so patient and to all those who were and some who still are keeping the water flowing!!!
Just a reminder for those of you who are considering a new membership into SE H2o; the contractors get very busy in the spring, so if you are in need of a contractor to install water lines for you, it would be in your best interest to contact them early to get on their list for the year. Before any digging is done, you need to contact the office and have the paperwork done and the membership paid for. Each new membership needs to be okayed by the office and the contractors that you hire need to be licensed and bonded according to the policies of SE H2o.
Here's hoping for some warmer weather soon!!