September 26, 2022: Press Release - Joshua, TX
The District Board of Directors met on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 4:30 PM.
The Board of Directors received an update from Kimley-Horn Engineering on the JCSUD Water Master Plan, Impact Fees, and Pressure Plane 13 Improvements. JCSUD District Engineer, Jeremiah Bihl, reported that Bartlett & West had begun Task 1 of the District’s Wastewater Strategic Plan. This task includes cleaning and inspecting approximately 225,000 linear feet of sewer pipe within the existing wastewater service area using CCTV cameras. This task also includes cleaning and inspection of the system’s 587 manholes.
JCSUD General Manager, Pete Kampfer, provided updates on current projects throughout the District, including analyzing current and future water supplies, capacity needs, and demand projections. He also discussed the development of the 2023 Annual Budget, employee benefits review and procurement for 2023, and an initiative to streamline customer service processes within the business and improve customers’ interactions with the JCSUD brand.
Nereo Matias of George, Morgan, and Sneed, P.C. presented the 2021 JCSUD Profit Sharing Plan and 457 Retirement Plan Audit for the Board’s acceptance. The audit reports reflected an unqualified opinion and indicated accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This audit serves as an accountability document that ensures employee funds are appropriately handled, and proper internal controls are in place.
The Board of Directors awarded Atkins Brothers Equipment Company, Inc. the Construction Contract for the FM 917 sewer line replacement project. This project involves replacing 510 linear feet of 6-inch clay sewer pipe and replacing a brick manhole in Joshua.
The Operations and Utility Service Departments have continued to work aggressively to reduce water loss within the system. In the last 180 days, total water loss percentages have decreased to 7.78%. JCSUD Field Operators have accomplished this by meeting weekly to discuss strategies to mitigate water loss through training on best practices, timely addressing system damages and repairs, and evaluating infrastructure with high historical leakage.