JENKINSVILLE — A 300,000-gallon tank at Highway 213 had a major leak beneath the road, which caused water usage rates to be higher this month.
The issue stemmed from a 2 1/2 inch line that had been cut off and abandoned in the 1970s but remained attached to one live line. When the leak began it necessitated using around 60,000 more Mid-County Water gallons than last month.
At its March monthly meeting, the Jenkinsville Water Company reviewed its profit and loss detail report, and Water Company President Gregory Ginyard pointed out the contract labor that was required for a fire line installed at Brown Chapel Church by the Jenkinsville Water Company. He said the new six-inch fire line passed DHEC inspections and the hydrant is operational under an operating permit.
Ginyard said $2,000 was paid to PassCon for the water line and $5,134.36 in supplies were bought from HD Waterworks for the project. Board member Tangee Jacobs thanked all for their efforts in making that project happen because it saved several thousand dollars by her estimation.
Jacobs thanked James Green for his work for the company, a man Ginyard called a lifesaver due to his skill set and certifications.
Ginyard said that CPA Yvette Jones was in the heart of tax season, but that she wanted to have a training session with members about finances as soon as that season ended.
In other news:
• An executive session was held for personnel and contractual matters but no action was taken.
• Jones Financial Services is making preparation for audits and financial statements for the current budget. Ginyard said that $684.80 was paid to Creed Court to transcribe tapes from an Oct. 1 meeting, money he said he initially paid from his own pocket and later was reimbursed for.
• Jacobs said she was impressed with the JWC not needing to use large amounts of water from Mid-County. Ginyard cautioned that leaks at the bottom of the system on Highway 215, at Mt. Mariah church and at St. Bonaventure Church would mean a higher usage of Mid-County water during the next reporting period.
• JWC financial statements passed unanimously.
The JWC next meets at 6 p.m. April 1.