Annual meeting plans are behind schedule, as are decisions about the FY2021 financial report and mailings about conservation.

The communications for the annual meeting of shareholders (to be June 30 if nothing has changed) seem to be off schedule.  At the June 2 special meeting, the board decided that self-nominated candidates would be included on the proxy form and their bios mailed to shareholders along with the bios … Read more

Getting Well #4 back online is critical to Crestview’s drought management plan, but there has been another delay. 

The board has asked shareholders to reduce consumption by 20-25% immediately so that Crestview will not have to buy any imported water this year.  By avoiding imported water, we will not have to comply with State-mandated conservation measures like watering only once weekly. However, the critical Well #4 pump-lowering project … Read more

Another delay in the Well #4 project makes our consumption cutbacks even more urgent. 

A delay in the Well #4 project will probably require Crestview to start buying this month imported water that costs ten times as much as pumped water.  This can be avoided only if shareholders immediately get on board with Crestview’s new mandatory conservation plan.  Let’s all adjust our sprinklers … Read more

New conservation plan aims to cut use 20% and stop buying imported water. 

On April 28, the Crestview board adopted a plan of mandatory conservation measures intended to cut total use enough to supply our whole system exclusively with ground water.  Landscape watering will be limited to three days per week, nighttime only, and no more than 15 minutes per station.  There are … Read more

The Crestview board will decide April 28 whether our lawns live or die. You should Zoom in.

Our board must decide April 28 how to respond to the biggest water shortage emergency that has occurred in the 50-year history of the State Water Project.  There is regulatory pressure to restrict residential landscape watering to one day per week, or less.

Mandatory water conservation measures are being imposed … Read more

Mandatory conservation measures threatened by suppliers of imported water provide more justification for not selling the company, for getting out of the Well #8 contract, and for a new backup well.

On April 26 the Metropolitan Water District may limit landscape watering to once per week.  That would cut Crestview consumption 57%, and our rates would go up.  A recent letter from Crestview announced the draconian MWD rules would not apply to us if we reduce our consumption by just 20% … Read more

Landscape watering likely to be limited to one day per week, and other outdoor uses banned, by June 1. 

Metropolitan Water District, which supplies our imported water through Calleguas, will hold a special board meeting April 26 to consider adopting mandatory water use restrictions.  The latest draft of what will be considered would:

a.   Limit landscape watering to one day per week . . .;

b.   Require [Calleguas] .

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Crestview may restrict water use and significantly raise rates by May 1.

Crestview normally gets 25% of its supply from northern California through The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“MWD”), which supplies Calleguas Municipal Water District, which supplies Crestview.  Because of the drought, MWD is expected to adopt April 11-12 significant price increases, with credits for mandatory conservation measures.

Calleguas will … Read more

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