June 22, 2022: Press Release – Joshua, TX
The District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, June 22, 2022, at 4:30 PM.
The Board of Directors awarded Lyness Construction a contract for the District's parking lot expansion project. The parking lot expansion project consists of expanding the existing parking lot from 21 to 42 spaces, paving the existing gravel parking strip, striping the existing gravel parking strip, constructing new parking spots outside the facility fence, and installing lighting within the new parking areas. These improvements would provide a total of 102 parking spaces.
The Board approved Bartlett and West Engineering to move forward with Phase 1 of the District's Wastewater Strategic Plan. Phase 1 involves cleaning and inspecting approximately 225,000 linear feet of sewer pipe within the existing wastewater service area using CCTV cameras. The work will be done using the National Association of Sewer Companies (NASSCO) standards to ensure that pipes are inspected and reported based on Pipeline Assessment Certification (PACP) standards. This phase will also include cleaning and inspecting the System's existing 587 manholes using Nassco's Manhole Assessment Certification (MACP) Level 2 standards. Data will also be collected on the manhole's elevation, inlet, outlet, and invert and provided in a Geographic Information System (GIS) format to the District.
The Deputy General Manager, Josh Howard, is developing a Customer Service Policies and Procedures Manual to describe various policies establishing the District's Customer Service Department. The Customer Service Policies and Procedures Manual will formalize the relationship between the Customer and JCSUD employees to avoid misunderstandings, avoid unnecessary restrictions on our customers, and foster excellent customer service. The manual will be developed in the customers' interest first and foremost.
The Operations and Utility Service Department have diligently worked on reducing water loss over the past 90 days. In January and February, staff reported a 19% water loss in the System. Over the last 90 days, staff has reduced the water loss to 12%. They have done this by meeting weekly to discuss strategies to mitigate water loss through training on best practices and evaluating infrastructure with a high report of leakage. The staff is working on completing the installation of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) metering system and investigating the need for District Metering Areas (DMA's) throughout the System.