CHAMPIONS OF THE ANNUAL SUMMER GATHERING 2015
Grand Rapids Memorial Golf Course, LaMoure ND
Pictured above (L-R) Jade Pankow, Deb Foertsch, Sue Mauch & Chad Lingen
More pictures available at the Photo Gallery (Quick Link on the side) or click on the Gallery Link on the task bar above.
It's the time of the year that EVERYONE is busy! We have such a short time span for good weather that we all try to pack everything into a small window. Our daily lives and our work lives are full and that goes with your rural water company also! This is the time of the year that people who want rural water are trying to get that installed before the cold weather sets in and sometimes that becomes an issue as contractors everywhere are busy also. Please remember to call the contractors as soon as you know you can receive rural water so you can get on their list!
If you plan on digging anywhere on your property, remember IT IS THE LAW to CALL BEFORE YOU DIG! All you need to do is dial 811 with your legal description and the project you are planning to do and the ND One-Call Center will notify the utility companies in that area. If you have already hired a contractor, he may do this for you.
Remember that Southeast Water Users District has 3 divisions to the area. We call them SE-East, SE-Central and SE-West. Different service fees apply to each area so if you have questions of actually where your rural site is located in the system, or need to know different rates etc., please give the office a call and someone will be glad to help you. photo gallery.
BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! That's what is going on in the all three divisions of the Southeast Water Users District. The new Reservoir O located near Wahpeton, ND is now up and going!! This will help the areas near Wahpeton with water supply and pressure where we were having some problems due to the number of users in that area. Service calls are always #1 on our list too! If you are having any problems, please don't hesitate to give us a call so we can rectify the situation if it is something to do with our meter packages or water quality. Remember that the "meter package" is from shut-off valve to shut-off valve, inclusive. Anything before or after is up to the homeowner. Again, please call if you are having problems. We cannot fix anything if we don't know about it!
Same thing goes in the SE -Central division as Paul is working at new additions and mapping. This is always a long and tedious process, but the field operators are working with AE2S, our engineering firm, to make sure that new maps are made so that we can keep track of where the water lines are. Paul is also busy helping co-operator Troy from the west division, doing some repair work on some pumps and cleaning of the tanks. It takes 2 operators to accomplish these things and Troy and Paul work together quite often. We are also lowering some water lines in the area and there will be small windows of water outage due to that. We hope that the experience is not too long. As with everything else, progress comes along with a little pain along the way. Please bare with us.
Same here. Troy is very busy with a number of new hook-ups and also trying to implement the new policies regarding Pasture Taps and the new guidelines on Shop Taps. He will be trying to replace as many of the old Pasture Tap meters that have become Shop Taps with new meter heads that will have a remote to read as a convenience for the consumer. This will take 2 - 3 months, so please bare with us ! It is always hard when change happens, but if you have a question or complaint, please call the office so we can help you!! It doesn't do any good to complain if you don't talk to the right people and we like to try to keep everyone informed with the right information, so don't hesitate - give us a call!