Meetings watch: Water Policy Advisory Committee

The City of Clovis Water Policy Advisory Committee met Tuesday at Clovis City Hall. The following items were discussed.

• Plans for the upcoming Water Conservation Month to be held in April. The committee plans to involve students at the elementary and middle school level, and will also work with EPCOR Water on a water conservation poster contest for students.

The committee also plans to distribute water conservation materials to local businesses and Clovis Community College.

• City Engineer Justin Howalt gave an update on the city’s effluent reuse pipeline project.

Howalt said the first phase of the project is nearing completion, with distribution and transmission lines installed and pressure testing underway. The city is working on the application process to receive additional funding for the remainder of the project through the Water Trust Board.

• An update from Brian Daly, district manager for the city’s water provider EPCOR Water.

Daly said the company is working on construction of several leased wells throughout town, at least one of which will be online for the upcoming pump season.

Current water usage is at about 40 percent of capacity, according to Daly. He said there has not yet been a spike in water usage this year, but there could be as temperatures rise into the weekend.

The board’s next meeting will be held 8:30 a.m. March 11 at City Hall.

— Compiled by CNJ staff writer Emily Crowe