March 29, 2021
Dear Valued LNCPWC Member:
The Lethbridge North County Potable Water Co-op Board of Directors is writing to
inform you of three important upcoming events as follows:
1. The LNCPWC monthly rates are scheduled to increase.
- Active water user rates increase from $78.00/mo. to $86.00/mo.
- Idle water user rates increase from $30.00/mo. to $65.00/mo.
Amended water user rates effective June 1, 2021.
2. The LNCPWC Annual General Meeting
• Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
• Time: 7:00 pm
• Location: Diamond City Hall
Please bring a mask. Hope to see you there.
3. The LNCPWC Board of Directors has two (2) vacant seats.
We invite all members interested in participating as a volunteer LNCPWC Director to contact Janice Larson, Administrator at (403) 394-5902 or attend the AGM on April 21, 2021 for a live vote.
Thank you for your continued support of the Lethbridge North County Potable Water Co-op.
LNCPWC Board of Directors
Newsletter May 2020 - Information Update
As most of our members are aware, the annual general meeting of the Lethbridge North County Potable Water Co-op has been postponed because of the restrictions on public gatherings due to Covid-19. The meeting will be rescheduled to a later date once these restrictions are lifted. At this time, we are planning to advertise any updates to the meeting schedule in the Sunny South News and we encourage all members to attend, as there will be elections for Board Director positions.
The Co-op has restructured its internal operations to deliver the highest quality of service to its members. Our former Operations manager is no longer employed by the LNCPWC, and we wish him well in his future endeavors. The Co-op has signed an agreement with Lethbridge County to fill the role of operational activities. These duties include, but are not limited to, water testing, on site supervision of maintenance and construction, working with engineering and reporting regularly to the Board and Alberta Environment.
To clarify several requests made by members in the past, we want to remind members that the Co-op’s infrastructure does not include the line from the curb-stop to the members cistern. The Co-op owns the emitter and float valve assembly. We are committed to the upkeep and required replacement of these. Please do not adjust or tamper with Co-op property. This can become a very serious issue with Alberta Environment if Co-op protocols are not followed.
The Co-op’s water line must be treated as any other buried utility line. If there is construction near the line, please submit a locate request to Alberta One Call. Once this call is made, we will be notified and the County will mark the line or give permission to dig if there are no lines affected. This service is free and easily accessible.
The Administration of the Co-op is running smoothly. For all inquiries regarding billing, hookups, disconnects, and change of ownership in property, please call Janice Larson at 403-394-5902 or email at email@example.com.
The Board will soon be hiring a part-time employee to work alongside Administration, County operations, and our members to ensure continued quality service for our Co-op.
On the Regulatory side of the LNCPWC, we continue to work with Wilde Bros Engineering to bring our Co-op into Compliance with Alberta Environment. We are making progress, which is encouraging as it has been a slow and, at times, trying experience for the Board. However, we are committed to fulfilling our mandate to get into compliance and continue delivering safe, clean water for all our members.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Andy Vanessen – President, LNCPWC
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Feb. 2012 Newsletter
OPERATIONS MANAGER REPORT
Hello LNCPWC Members, hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone
is as excited for 2012 as I am. Our Co-op has made great progress with the installation of our potable water line this past year, with Nobleford and Diamond City phases completed and operational. There are a few deficiencies that remain in both of these phases, however, they will be addressed and rectified this coming spring.
So far both the Nobleford phase and Diamond City phase have been operating very well, with very few problems to date. There are a number of members hooked up and enjoying the potable water in these phases, and feedback from the use of the water has been great! We ask those members who have not hooked up as of yet, that you please ensure that 3/4" cts 200 psi municipal grade pipe is used inside your cistern. If any pipe larger than 3/4" is used we will be asking you to change it out to the proper 3/4" size. I would also like to remind our members to take the necessary steps prevent their cisterns from freezing. It is the members’ responsibility to ensure steps are taken to prevent freezing, and the co-op is not responsible for frozen cisterns or emitters. We will definitely do what we can to help, but again, the responsibility is that of the member.
The construction of the Picture Butte phase has been going very well. Mother Nature provided us with a very mild fall and TA Excavating took full advantage of the weather, plowing in 155 km of pipe in just less than 60 days. They are now officially plowed out, and will be going strong through the rest of the winter digging and directional drilling the rest of the job in. We are hoping Mother Nature will grace us with a good winter and not as wet of spring so all construction can be complete before the crops start to get worked in. Water should be available to the Picture Butter members in the spring or early summer of 2012.
I am nearing my one year anniversary since starting with the LNCPWC and would like to take a minute to thank all of our members and non-members for making my first year on the job very enjoyable. I look forward to continue growing with this co-op in the future and look forward to meeting all those that I have not. If at any time anyone has any questions, comments, or concerns, regarding the construction, clean-up, installation, anything at all, please do not hesitate to call me.
Thank you for your time taken to read my letter, I look forward to seeing you all in 2012!
Operations Manager, LNCPWC
Phone (403) 634~2526
FINAL PHASE CONSTRUCTION & ADD ONS
FOR WAIT-LISTED MEMBERS
After receiving the official cost estimates from the engineers, The LNCPWC has made the decision to finally add 4 members & 6 units to the Turin/Little Bow phase that have been patiently waiting for service over the past 2 years. These members were waitlisted and we now can hook up these members, cost effectively. Construction for these members will begin immediately by TA Excavating, and they should see water by early spring. The final phase is Monarch and we are hopeful of cost efficiencies here as well. We know that there will be some cost efficiencies here as we have a number of multi-unit members here including the Blood Tribe, with 27 units to one curb-stop. In addition, the pipeline is already installed with 3 meter chambers.
We are currently awaiting the construction cost estimate from our Engineers for the Monarch phase, and look forward to the possibility of working on this phase in the near future. We are still awaiting the approval from the City of Lethbridge Water Commission, in order to service our rural Monarch members. However, the future is rosy!