Crestview’s bank deposits moving to insured accounts; and we have “banked” 100 acre-feet of groundwater so far this water year.

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 … Read more

General Manager thanks everybody for “phenomenal” conservation efforts.

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 … Read more

Reminder: Pause outdoor watering Sunday and keep it off until at least Thursday.

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. … Read more

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

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

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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