Alamo Sewer and Water Board highlights from Oct. 2 meeting.

The board called Farr West Engineering for an update on the preliminary engineering report (PER). The Nevada Department of Environmental Protection sent five pages of corrections for the PER, mentioning the need for additional information in the document. There is some confusion on an income study needing to be done with the PER after the district was told by the State Revolving Fund that there wouldn’t be a need for one.

The district plans on sending the final adaptations and documents from the rate increase to add the information to the PER. The board is not going to make the final payment of $3,000 until the PER’s completion, per contract, and will forward those documents to Farr West to look over.

The Sandhill well’s screens are plugged. The board received a quote from Carson Pumps for $50,000 and approved the funds to pay for cleaning the screens. Trevor Laird will look at different bids and pick a company to schedule the service in either December or January. The board is optimistic that the cleaning will help with arsenic levels and the longevity of the well. The board hopes to schedule cleaning on a regular basis.

The board approved Nov. 1 as the effective date for the new rate increase which will make the transition smoother with the billing cycles.

In the employee report, Bret Whipple contacted Megan Foremaster. He wants to meet Oct. 16 to present the audit which is due Nov. 30.

The board also reviewed two parcels from the planning department. A sewer line runs down the parcel, so an easement is needed.

Some of the employees went to tri-state for a full week. They took a lot of classes and talked to a man from Southern California about the benefits of cleaning wells. Brent Thatcher did a good job covering for them. Everything went smoothly.

A new part was put in the truck that took one code error off but there are still more error codes remaining.

Real Water did a training in Alamo on Oct. 10.

The members of the district planned to meet with Moapa on Oct. 9 about their arsenic treatment plant. They have no major costs and have successfully doubled the life of the media used in treatment.