Updates from the Board

• At the recent Board of Directors monthly meeting for La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA) held on 4-11-18, the board is continuing its efforts working on policies, procedures, and resolutions relative to board administration, easements, and water user agreements. A main consideration is the obligation to provide easement for placement of the main pipeline on the property named on the water user agreement. Easements are in the critical process of being procured to meet the April 30, 2018, deadline for USDA funding.

• The LPWWA Board is finalizing the draft request for the purchase of the allocated water from ALP. This is in preparation for the ALP Board meeting in May 2018.

• The commissioning of the system to get water out of Lake Nighthorse for use by LPWWA is occuring over the next several weeks. This phase, Phase 0, is coming very close to completion.

• Other new business includes setting up to participate in the 811 Call “Before” You Dig Line Locator System. LPWWA will be notified as a utility with possible lines in the area when customers/contractors call in for verification of services in the area they are planning to disturb.

• Other new projects include a Quality Assurance/ Quality Control (QA/QC) effort to get up to speed on the Federal Drinking Water Standards for community water systems of this size, thus requesting the sampling plan and monthly lab analyses results for the Lake Durango Water Treatment system as specified in the entitie’s agreements.