Regular readers know the Crestview board appointed an Ad Hoc Committee consisting of director Alma Quezada and general manager Robert Eranio to review and compare all plausible sites for Well #7. They have a work plan, a budget, and a schedule, available here. By appointing Joel Brown, Dale DeHart, … Read more
The well site evaluation process described here was unanimously approved by the board on October 27. President Sol Chooljian said he initially had concerns but complimented the Ad Hoc Committee on its work to develop the process and said he now fully supports it. “I think it will really expedite … Read more
On October 27, the board will consider a new, robust, and open process to produce unbiased comparisons of the best sites for our next well. If approved, our November bills will include a letter inviting shareholders to nominate well sites and to volunteer for a Shareholder Advisory Committee (“SAC”).
The … Read more
President Sol Chooljian started, then stopped, and this month restarted a project to determine if there is a better site for Well #7 than 191 Alviso. Nobody knows his thinking (the board was not involved), but there are at least six reasons to do a comprehensive site selection process, all … Read more
There are rumors of organizing activity for a group to compare 191 Alviso (which was rejected by the County Board of Supervisors) and alternative sites for a new well, but we have nothing concrete to report. Chooljian had shut down the alternative sites investigation in March but announced at the … Read more
We 625 shareholders own valuable rights to the groundwater under our feet. Without those rights—and Crestview doing the pumping—we would have to buy all our water from northern California. We would have severe shortages and sky-high rates—and Crestview would be absorbed by Camarillo or Cal-American.
The only reason Crestview exists … 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
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
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