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 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
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
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
Our normal posting schedule is anytime Sunday and Wednesday (you get the email links at dawn Monday and Thursday). We have nothing ready to post today, but several interesting items in process. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.… Read more
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
Due to heavy rains in December, Calleguas Municipal Water District can probably get enough water from the State Water Project until about August and will be able to supply Crestview and its other customers through the rest of 2022 by drawing from reserves.
The ongoing project to lower the pump in Well #4 and bring it back into service, hopefully by May 1, is a company-saving decision but may last only 5-10 years.* The board should develop a strategic vision and then decide if Crestview should initiate a multi-year, multimillion-dollar new well project.… Read more
The staff report posted today for the March 3 meeting says, “multiple industry experts, engineers and contractors have arrived at the conclusion the placement of a well pump of either size (530 gpm or 1,000 gpm) at 680 feet will not materially change water quality.” This should resolve the only … Read more