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Flo Water Tackles Agenda

Directors of the Flo Community Water Supply Corporation (FCWSC) met Thursday, September 21st, for their regular monthly meeting. President Michael Meade presided over a short agenda. Present were Directors Mike Wheeler, Albert Davis, and Doris Pittman. Not present were Directors Richard Moran, Phillip Bounds, and Joe Graves.

FCWSC Field Manager Mark Collins reported there had been fewer leaks in the past month, but one leak on County Road 224 in the Caldwell Ranch area was aggravating. According to Collins, the line with the problems was 10 feet deep. Collins also said that switching to use of the Weedon plant had significantly improved the water pressure in those lines.

Administrative Manager Lela Patterson reported that the new internet server was up and running well. Currently, Patterson is reviewing a change in the billing software. Patterson said she attended a three day course provided by the Texas Water Utility Association where she said she ?learned a lot.?

Directors discussed the benefits of having an above ground fuel tank at the business office to service all Flo vehicles. Most thought it would cut down on trips to town to purchase fuel. Collins said that he did not think it would cut down significantly on trips since most job sites require going through or near town anyway. Employees often go to town to purchase lunch also, so can fill their vehicles during those trips.

Another discussion was held to consider the installation of a chain link fence around the business office. But, most directors agreed, the fence would be an advantage if they decided on the above ground fuel tank at the site. No action was taken on either topic.

A third discussion on the agenda was the consideration on the extension of the main line on CR 266 at a cost of about $8,500. It was reported that some of the maps may be incorrect and further study would be required.

Flo Water meets on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm at the Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church in Buffalo.