This week the Clarks Branch Water Association board contracted S&D Construction to remove a group of trees between the Dole Road pump house and river intake pipe. All the debris was hauled off and we’ll work to keep it clear. The pump house was previously damaged from a fallen tree and this work will prevent that from happening again.
Chris Bingham, board president, took time to clean the inside of the pump house in preparation for an inspection by the Oregon Health Authority. The inspection was postponed because of COVID-19 but everything is in order to pass. The board is working towards rebuilding the pump house and are in the works to get a catwalk attached to the outside of the structure before fire season.
Water leaks can be costly and we at Clarks Branch Water work hard to bring good, safe, clean water to your home at a cost-effective charge. Have you checked your meter lately, or experienced a higher water bill than normal? A simple test is to check for a leak is to turn off all water usage in your house and around your property. Remove the meter cover at the water meter and watch the numbers. If they are moving with no water on, you could have a leak.
If we notice a significant increase in your water usage, we will send out a flyer with this same information. Water leaks on the member’s side of the meter are the responsibility of the homeowner. Your leak will waste water and money until it is fixed.
Below we’ve listed some repair recommendations. These are only recommended vendors that we have used, or known to be available in our area. We do not advertise or allow only these vendors. They are simply a list of suggestions for help. Should you suspect or learn your residence has a water leak somewhere within your service line and need help in locating and repairing the leak, you might try one of the following contacts for repair assistance:
Darren Light (541) 430-6097
Ty Scott (541) 698-6331
Steve Giles (541) 863-1491
Pat Rokus (541) 229-2595
Micah’s Excavation (541) 679-5433
If you notice a leak on the CBWA side of your meter or around the neighborhood, please contact us promptly. Thanks for your efforts at saving water and money with Clarks Branch Water!
You are responsible for keeping the area around your meters clean, clear of debris, and overgrown shrubs, weeds, or grass. If we experience difficulty accessing your water meter your account can be charged a $50 cleaning fee. This fee can continue to incur if we are required clear overgrowth for access to your meter.
Keep an eye out for the annual ballot for board members with your June invoice as it is near that time of year. We have a great team of dedicated board members serving our community. We hope this message finds you all well.
Happy Spring, Clarks Branch Water Association Board Members
My name is Glen Simpson. I am the CBWA board secretary and I manage this website. Many of you know the problems of getting high speed and reliable internet to our homes in this area. Douglas Fast Net (DFN) has announced that they are expanding coverage in and around Round Prairie, Dole Road, Clarks Branch and Wagontire Drive. Some of you may have been contacted already and have signed up. If you haven’t, visit DFN.net for more information, or call 541-673-4242 to sign up. Clarks Branch Water Assocation is in no way affiliated with DFN or this expansion, but as a neighbor I wanted to help spread the word about a local internet option. I have DFN 100Mbs service at my office in Roseburg and it has been great for over 8 years. Our whole family is excited for streaming videos that don’t buffer, fast internet browsing, new wifi gadgets and a lower mobile phone data bill.
DFN installations are estimated to be done around May 2020. DFN offers four fiber internet plans starting at $49.99/mo for 50Mbs speeds going up to 1Gig. Installation is $75 for standard installations and line extension fee may apply in some circumstances. Wireless router purchase or rentals are additional. All of the details are listed at https://dfn.net/fiber-in-the-home
You can view their coverage map below:
DFN will be expanding in other areas of the county and locations with the highest demands will take priority. Call DFN at 541-673-4242 to get on the list.