In the recent election all Board members serving as Officers were reelected, except for Secretary Roger Whitlock. At the August 29 Board meeting, new Director Steven Muro was unanimously elected Secretary. These are now Crestview’s Officers: President: Frank Mezzatesta Vice President: Alma Quezada Secretary: Steven Muro Treasurer: Laurie Bennett Continue reading In only change of Officers, Board elects Steven Muro Secretary. Finances, status of Well #8, and pumping allocations were discussed.
Treasurer Laurie Bennett reported to the Board on March 22 that she has arranged to have our large deposits at Pacific Western Bank moved into insured certificates of deposit under the FDIC’s CDARS or IntraFi program, as of March 23. General Manager Robert Eranio is working with Community Bank of Continue reading Crestview’s bank deposits moving to insured accounts; and we have “banked” 100 acre-feet of groundwater so far this water year.
General Manager Robert Eranio briefed the Board January 23 on what he called “phenomenal” conservation performance by shareholders. In October through December water production was 15.6% below our conservation goal (despite two massive water leaks by customers in October). Customer leaks are down from 33,000 gpd to 21,000 gpd, apparently Continue reading General Manager thanks everybody for “phenomenal” conservation efforts.
Rain is forecast in Camarillo six of the next ten days. Let’s turn off our irrigation systems for at least two weeks. Water Crestview does not pump this winter will be available in August and September when we will really, really need it. Do it yourself right now–or have The Continue reading Turn off irrigation–plenty of rain coming.
Two shareholders had leaks totaling about 10 acre-feet (3.26 million gallons) during 18 days in October and one day in November. At current Tier 3 rates of $15.50 per 1,000 gallons, they will owe Crestview up to $50,000. The general manager told the board that the leaks were on the Continue reading Massive water leaks to cost two shareholders up to $50,000.
Camarillo is forecast to receive 1.5 inches of rain starting Sunday evening and continuing through Tuesday. Our general manager has warned that we need to reduce our water use by an additional 10 percent in the current water year or suffer draconian water use restrictions imposed by imported water suppliers. Continue reading Reminder: Pause outdoor watering Sunday and keep it off until at least Thursday.
We can expect daytime highs in the mid-70s or below for at the next six months. Also, the warm parts of the days will be shorter and the nights longer and cooler, putting less stress on the landscaping. So, why not cut your lawn cycles back to 60% now–and cut Continue reading Reminder: reduce your outdoor watering schedule now.
Tier 1 will increase from 4,000 gallons per share per month to 8,000. This will lower our monthly bills because we will get more at the Tier 1 rate of $4.00 per 1,000 gallons and less at the Tier 2 rate of $8.10 and the Tier 3 rate of $15.50. Continue reading The board lowered our water rates, risking more difficulty meeting conservation goals next year.
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. Continue reading Use your water bill to determine your positive or negative contribution to our drought solution.
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 Continue reading We are not meeting the board’s conservation goals and not using budgeted funds to get there.