The update is provided by Craig Mullinax, manager of the Cleveland Utilities Water Division.
He issued the report during a recent formal monthly gathering of the Cleveland Board of Public Utilities at the Tom Wheeler Training Center.
“We are relatively dry,” Mullinax said, and added, “but hopefully we’ll get some rain in the near future.”
In another water-related report, Mullinax pointed out for the month of January the Water Division recorded 20 meter sets. In perspective, this is a strong increase over the 11 meter sets installed in January 2010, but slightly below the 25 sets in January 2009.
Year-to-date, the CU Water Division has installed 149 meter sets seven months deep into its newest fiscal year. For the same period last year, CU reported 142 meter sets, and in 2009 the utility had installed 204 meter sets.
In his monthly report to the CU board, Mullinax pointed to several ongoing projects such as the Dalton Pike utility relocation project, and several filter plant concrete tank and tank rehabilitation projects.
In other developments during the recent CU board meeting, the group:
• Approved the new TVA wholesale rate change which is moving to a process of charging for energy consumption based on time-of-use. In other words, electricity used during peak demands will be more expensive than that used in non-peak times. CU General Manager Tom Wheeler pointed out TVA’s strategy in devising the new system is to encourage customers to use less energy during peak demand periods of the day.
• Approved a $728,792.45 purchase order with Mayse Construction Company for the installation of 19,372 feet of 12-inch ductile iron water line along Frontage Road N.W. These water system improvements were originally recommended by Jordan, Jones & Goulding Engineers as part of the 2004 Water System Hydraulic Model and Master Plan.
• Approved a contract in the amount of $192,259 with Metroplex Services to rehabilitate and repaint both the interior and exterior surfaces of the Johnson Boulevard Water Tank.
• Approved a $38,625 contract with K. Berry Construction to clean and repaint the exterior surfaces of two concrete water storage tanks located at the Cleveland Filter Plant.
• Approved a purchase order with Substation Engineering & Design Corporation in the amount of $312,750 for the structure, hardware and equipment for the new Chatata Creek Substation.
• Approved a purchase order with Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company in the amount of $140,214.86 for the concrete control building for the new Chatata Creek Substation.
• Announced that the CU board’s next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. March 24, in the Tom Wheeler Training Center.