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Keeping Meter Area Clean

Please keep the area around the meter clean and free of debris.  Do not mow over the top of the meter, but clean by weedeating or spraying around the can lid.  The meters are the property of the District and must be accessible for the District to read or maintenace as needed.  If the meter lid or any part of the meter or can is damaged the customer will be charged a fee for the damage.  

New Meters 

Meter and lidNew Meters

The Mayes County Rural Water District 5 Board after much research and consideration has decided to begin replacing the current meters with new AMR (Automatic Read Meters).   Many Districts are switching to this method and it is predicted that most will be using AMRs in some form in the near future due to the ability to obtain more accurate and timely readings and lessen water loss. 

   You may also notice a slight increase in your water usage and bill, as the new meters will be much more accurate at recording usage and miss less gallons than the old meters.

    At the current time approximately 1/2 of the meters have been replaced with the new meters.  

District employees will be driving by once a month to read the meter.  Please do not mow over the top of the meter lid.  Please weed eat or spray around the meter to keep the area clean.

Cost to replace meters, meter lids and antennas that  are damaged or destroyed by customers doing such things mowing or running over them or any form of destructive treatment, will be charged to the customer.  

 The meters are the property of the District and are not to be tampered with at anytime.

Water Bills

Don't Forget Payments due by 16th of each month!

Cut off Day for anyone with a 2 months past due / previous balance will be 11 a.m. on the 1st Tuesday of each month.   Your bill with previous balance is your notification of past due.  Please pay all past due sums or call the office before 11 a.m. on that day to make arrangements.  If  payment or arrangements are not made before that time and date you will be charged a fee and a work order will be issued to disconnect your service.  After a Work Order is issued service will only be reconnected or left on  if all past due and fees are paid.  If service is disconnected it may not be reconnected until the next business day.

Conservation Tips

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If high pressure is a problem, customers are responsible for having a regulator installed on their side of the meter. The District does not provide regulators.







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It is recommended that all new construction have one or more shut off valves installed somewhere on the members side of the meter.  For older lines, if you are installing a new regulator it is a good idea to install a shut off valve at the same time.  The shut off valve in the District meter can is not intended to be used for shutting off the water on a regular basis, but for emergencies and occasional use only.  Excessive use of this valve may cause it to not operate in an emergency or to leak.






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Water Minimum Increase

September 10, 2014

Dear Rural Water District No. 5 Customers,

 Due to the failing main water supply line and the cost of constant repairs the Board has deemed it necessary to raise the minimum to offset these. The minimum will increase from $15.00 to $20.00 effective on the October 2014 bill due November 16, 2014.  We appreciate all those who have cooperated with the District survey to qualify for grants. We are in the process of applying for grants to replace the line but, this takes time and in the mean time the repair cost and cost of water loss are increasing.  This is considered and emergency situation as this line is the main line that supplies water to the entire District.  It...

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Imagine a Day without Water

Imagine a Day without Water

Could you go a day without water? No water to drink or make coffee. No water to shower, brush your teeth, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Firefighters couldn't put out fires and farmers couldn't water their crops. 

We know that water is essential.  That’s why we want you to know about a nationwide educational effort called “Imagine a Day Without Water.” On October 6 – 8, the Value of Water Coalition is coordinating a national advocacy and educational event, Imagine a Day Without Waterto raise awareness about the most essential resource we have: Water.  Across the country, water agencies, mayors, engineers, contractors, business leaders, community members, schools, organizations, corporations, environmental advocates, and more are joining together to educate people about how water is essential, the challenges facing water and wastewater systems, and the need for investment.

Even though water is absolutely vital to everything we do, it too often is forgotten. Out of sight, out of mind. Many people take water service for granted. Clean, safe, reliable, and affordable water comes out of the tap and flows down the drain without a second thought. But the massive infrastructure, much of it underground, which brings water to homes and businesses, takes it away, and treats it, is aging. A water main breaks somewhere in the U.S. every two minutes. Most pipes have an average life expectancy of 50 years, but in many major cities, water pipes are more than 100 years old. Communities cannot afford to go a day without water if those systems reach their breaking points.

What is the message of Imagine a Day without Water? Keep reading . . . 

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