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AMI stands for Automated Meter Infrastructure. It is a method of using technology to read meters without having to walk meter routes and access a meter box.
• Improved customer service. Customers can now see daily water use online. Usage graphs show when high use occurred and use that may indicate a change in irrigation or a leak. • Minimizes need to access customer property to read meters. • Reduction in estimated bills. • Better for the environment by having fewer vehicles on the roads.
Padre Dam strives to provide the best possible customer service, high reliability and keep rates down. AMI will help us achieve these goals.
No, the AMI frequency is on a different frequency than your household devices and will not interfere.
No, the AMI transmitter falls into the low frequency, non-ionizing electromagnetic field range. The power output is approximately 10 milliwatts, which is equal to or less than today’s cell phones.
Backflow assemblies are required to protect the potable water system. The District is required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act, State Department of Public Health and Uniform Plumbing code to be install backflow assemblies where there is a potential cross-connection hazard.
Backflow assemblies have internal seals, springs, and moving parts that are subject to fouling, wear, or fatigue. Because of this, all backflow assemblies must be tested on an annual basis with a calibrated test gauge to ensure that they are functioning properly.
Backflow assemblies are designed to prevent water and potential contaminants from flowing back into the public water system.
The customer is responsible for scheduling the test with a certified tester as well as any fees associated with the test, repair and or replacement.
The backflow assembly needs to be installed just behind the water meter and must follow the AWWA installation standard. If there is a situation where a backflow assembly cannot be installed just behind the water meter please call the Compliance Department at (619) 258-4731.
Yes, all new installations must be inspected prior to the water service being turned on. Please contact the Compliance Department at (619) 258-4731 to discuss installation requirements and to schedule a time for the inspection.
Yes. The District will mail a reminder notice and test form 30 days prior to the required test date.
Time Line as Follows:
First Notice Mailed - 30 days before due date
Second Notice mailed - 15 days before due date
Shut-Off Notice Mailed (Fees Apply) - 10 additional days
Water Service Terminated (Fees Apply) - 48 hours after notification
The Rules and Regulations Sections 5.4 contains information pertaining to the District’s Cross-Connection and Backflow Program.
You can download and print a test form here.
The District does not endorse or recommend any specific backflow assembly testers.
Depending on the circumstances, an extension may be granted. If you need an extension please contact the Compliance Department. An extension must be granted prior to the backflow assembly test due date.
There are a number of references for backflow and cross-connection prevention. The American Water Works Association M14 Manual and the University of Southern California’s (USC) Manual of Cross-Connection Control are two of the most recognized sources of standards in the industry.
A courtesy notice will be mailed to the billing address on file. It is the responsibility of the customer to notify the Compliance Department (619) 258-4731 of any address changes.
Each director is elected for a term of four years, and assumes office at 12:00 noon on the first Friday in December following the election. The terms of office are staggered so that elections are held in November of each even-numbered year. Directors representing Divisions 2 and 4 are elected each leap year, and directors representing Divisions 1, 3 and 5 are elected in the intervening even-numbered election years. Individuals interested in serving on the Board of Directors are invited to visit the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters for the latest information on how to file as a candidate, including filing deadlines.
Complete a Water / Sewer Service Application and submit it to PDMWD with a site map showing lot area, buildings, irrigated area, designated open space, dedicated roadway easements, and proposed location of water and/or sewer service. Also provide fire flow and building sprinkler requirements from the local fire department.
The District will prepare a quote for the water and/or sewer service including installation fees, District capacity fees, and County Water Authority fees. All fees must be paid prior to scheduling the installation of the water or sewer lateral.
To get a rough estimate of your static water pressure, contact our Engineering Department to determine which pressure zone feeds the property. Please provide the street address, APN, or account number. We will only be able to provide the calculated static pressure to the meter.
For a list of current opportunities, access our career page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/padredam. Follow the instructions to set up an account and submit an application.
If you are interested in a job that isn’t currently available, you may sign up to be notified when the job does become available. You can sign up for multiple categories of jobs on our career page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/padredam/jobInterestCards/categories. We would not want to accept an application for a position that is not open because we can’t be sure when the job would be open and you may not be interested in the position at that time.
Visit our career page at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/padredam. Follow the instructions to set up an account and submit an application.
Padre Dam employees are considered Disaster Service Workers. Because of this there is a requirement for a driver’s license as you may be asked to operate a vehicle during an emergency.
No, we do not accept paper applications. However, you may be able to access the internet for free using the services listed here.
No, we do not accept resumes in lieu of an application. A complete online application is required. You are welcome to submit a resume as a complement to your application but we will be unable to move you forward in the process if your application is incomplete.
You can view the status of your application at any time by logging into your account on the governmentjobs.com website. After the applications have been reviewed, testing and interview dates will be determined and we will keep you informed at all steps in the process. All candidates will receive an email notification for each job you apply for.
Yes. Every application is evaluated separately based on the position for which you are applying.
If you have a disability and require an accommodation for interviewing, testing or to otherwise participate in a recruitment, please call (619) 258-4656 and ask to be connected with the Human Resources Director.
No, it is necessary to submit a new application for every job posting.
No, once the job closing date has passed no application will be accepted or considered.
All of our job offers are contingent on the successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug test. If offered a position, we will contact you and provide you details of this process and we’ll work closely with you through the background process.
There is a probationary period of one year. Upon passing probation, the candidate will be considered a regular employee.
If you began to enroll the account at some point but never completed the enrollment process you may also run into this issue. In this case, please contact Customer Service (619-258-4600) during normal business hours.
This may be a new balance. New balances are posted on the My Account site on either Wednesdays or Thursdays. New statements are not posted until Friday. To avoid a duplicate payment please be sure to check your "Payment History" to see if a payment has already been scheduled and/or call Customer Service at 619-258-4600 to check. Once payments have been made they can not be cancelled.
Sometimes an email provider may block an email from being received. We have found this to be especially true for email providers with aggressive spam filters. We suggest adding email@example.com to your list of approved senders or contacts list for your email address. This will increase the likelihood of successful delivery of your bills. Contact your email provider if you are not sure of how to add an approved sender to your contacts.
1) Non-sufficient funds (NSF) 2) Incorrect Bank account or Routing number 3) Incorrect Credit Card number or expiration date
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