Use your water bill to determine your positive or negative contribution to our drought solution. 

In recent years, local groundwater has supplied 70-80% of Crestview demand, and the rest was imported.  This year, because of the severe drought, we need to rely solely on groundwater and import nothing.  We can achieve this if–averaged across users and months–we use only water in Tiers 1 and 2.… Read more

Manipulating director elections by controlling whether there is a quorum

Crestview’s July 15 letter says there was no quorum at the June 30 annual meeting.  Only 46% of shares were present despite strong proxy gathering by at least two non-incumbents.  In 2021, when there were no non-incumbent candidates, the meeting was held on time with 56% attendance.  In 2020, when … Read more

We are not meeting the board’s conservation goals and not using budgeted funds to get there.

The general manager reported to the June 30 annual meeting that demand has been reduced only 18% versus last year—short of the important 20-25% reduction  goal.  The FY 2022 budget contains $36,000 to achieve the necessary demand reduction, but only $666 had been spent by April 30.  (Reports for May … Read more

Well #8 permit application draws City requirements that may increase costs by ~$2 million.

Camarillo has sent Crestview a letter stating that the Well #8 permit application is incomplete and asking it to fund environmental studies, to submit plans to mitigate the impacts on neighbors, and to say whether it is willing to connect properties on septic systems to the Camarillo sewer system.

Crestview’s … Read more

How to save water AND keep your lawn alive and looking good—advice from University of California.

We must reduce consumption a little more to avoid very severe restrictions and financial penalties imposed by our imported water supplier.  At least 90% of Crestview water is used outdoors. This excellent University of California publication explains how to keep your lawn healthy with less water:

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