How Does Your Water Meter Get Read?

irrigation leak

Have you ever wondered how your water meter is read? The Water Distribution Division of Public Works would like to share some insight into the Water Meter Program in this update. In the Water Meter Reading Unit, our Meter Reading personnel are primarily responsible for reading approximately 31,274 water meters each month. All meters are read monthly within a 28-31 day schedule. To read the meters, our City personnel use a meter reading truck outfitted with the appropriate meter reading Read More …

New Water Treatment Supervisor

Pierre Dreher

The Public Works Department is pleased to welcome Pierre Dreher, Water Treatment Supervisor to our team. Pierre began his career in the water industry in 1992, where he fabricated, designed and built modular Waste Water Treatment Plants and Reverse Osmosis Systems to meet the high demand for treated and recycled water in Mexico. Over the next decade, he extended his expertise into Membrane Systems installation and startup, technical support service and troubleshooting not only for the membrane process but also Read More …

Antioch Public Works focuses on Landscaping

This week contracted crews completed work in the medians on Somersville Road and on Prewett Ranch Drive east of Hillcrest Avenue. Trim and clean up work continues this week on the medians and rights of way in the following areas: Hillcrest Avenue Rights of Way Gentrytown Drive Rights of Way Deer Valley Road Rights of Way Buchanan Road Medians Last week we reported trimming, and litter removal in the area of Almondridge and Wilson Street was next on the list, Read More …

Public Works: How to Properly Drain Pool Water

Antioch Public Works - Drain Pool

Collections System/NPDES It’s safe to say that we all love swimming pools! They provide great activity for families and especially kids to enjoy during the summer (around 3 months or so); although some die-hards may choose to do this year round. At its best, the water should be pristine with the correct chlorination and PH levels, etc., while free from algae and other forms of bacteria. At its worst, algae proliferate and bacteria form to make a pool look anything Read More …

What Happens to Water Pipes During the Cold Winter Months

Water Distribution Utility Maintenance

What Happens to Water Pipes During the Cold Winter Months Cold weather increases water main and service breaks. Physics and winter do not mix. At least when it comes to water lines, which suffer frequent breaks in the colder months as the cold, saturated ground weighs on underground pipes. During the months of November through February Antioch’s Water Distribution Division repairs water main and water service line breaks at a much higher rate than in warmer months. The colder it Read More …