The Governor’s recent order spares residential lawns from mandatory irrigation cutbacks, but there may still be pain. 

On March 28, Governor Newsom issued an executive order directing the Department of Water Resources to consider adopting by May 25, 2022 regulations that would ban “irrigation of non-functional turf in commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors except as may be required to ensure the health of trees and other perennial … Read more

The March 24 board meeting was rescheduled to March 31. 

The general manager’s report for the March 31 board meeting says a supplier backlog has delayed the Well #4 project.  Testing has been rescheduled to May 23.  That may not be soon enough to avoid the need to switch to expensive Calleguas water.

Crestview has received a report on preliminary … Read more

Dysfunctional Crestview management unable to call a proper board meeting.

The next regular board meeting is “tentatively scheduled for March 24,” according to Crestview’s website.  Because it has failed to post an actual notice of the meeting, complete with agenda, the meeting cannot legally be held Thursday.  Will there be an illegal meeting?  If not, when will there be … Read more

Shrinking groundwater allocations will raise our costs and impair the economics of a new well.

The “sustainable yield” of our aquifer is only 70% of current pumping rates.  When Crestview’s pumping allocations are reduced, we will have to pay higher rates to import more water, and a new well might be uneconomic with less water to be pumped.

Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency has adopted … Read more

The annual meeting must be held by May 13, and shareholders will elect directors that will make two big-dollar decisions.

Will Crestview continue spending money on Well #8, or renegotiate or terminate it to cut our losses?  The purpose of Well #8 is to supply emergency water to Calleguas and the City of Oxnard.  Crestview shareholders cannot get even one additional quart.  The current board entered into the contract with … Read more