The recent outage of Well #4 was caused by a short circuit. Tension on a wire caused the insulation to chafe in the junction box at the top of Well #4. Because this could have been caused by a serious problem at the bottom of the well or in the Continue reading Final report on the 3-months outage of Well #4.
Well #4, which suffered an “electro–mechanical problem” with the pump on January 30, is back online as of April 24. We asked what caused the failure and whether there would be a financial impact but were asked to wait for the General Manager’s report to the Board. Although the well Continue reading Well #4 restored to service.
Reinstallation of the pump and 680 feet of pipe was completed Friday, April 7. The electrical will be reconnected and a series of tests performed this week. If all goes well, the well should be back in service “in 1-2 weeks.” Well #4 shut itself down on January 30 because Continue reading Well #4 expected online by April 21.
President Frank Mezzatesta will be writing a message to shareholders on the back of every monthly invoice. In his first one, he writes about “optimal number of wells.” He explains that we need two working wells to produce enough water in the hot dry season to meet household and irrigation Continue reading President’s first monthly message to shareholders errs re Well #8 and redundancy.
Today we found the following notice on the Crestview website: On January 30th Crestview’s Well #4 was taken offline due to an electro-mechanical problem with the pump. In the meantime, Well #6 is supplying water for all our shareholders with no issues. We will need to pull the pump that Continue reading Well #4 is offline for “a few weeks,” and Well #6 will supply our whole system.
The SAC will have its first meeting Friday afternoon to review the Ad Hoc Committee’s draft criteria for eliminating unsuitable sites from detailed evaluation and for more detailed evaluation of remaining sites. We hear there are 21 or 25 nominated sites, but the SAC will not get the list until Continue reading Shareholder Advisory Committee to meet December 9 to review well site selection criteria.
You can still vote for directors until July 7. You can vote even if you were not at the meeting, and it does not matter if you submitted a proxy. Without your ballot, there may be no quorum and no decision. To get your ballot, call 805-482-2001 or email email@example.com. Continue reading Balloting still open, and highlights of the Annual Meeting.
It is not true that any board candidate opposed Well #7. Crestview was not forced to import water because a County permit for Well #7 was denied in September 2021; the cause was the board’s bad decisions about Well #4, which went dry a month earlier. Mr. Chooljian’s letter, which Continue reading Correcting two untruths in president Chooljian’s recent letter to shareholders
The Well #4 pump-lowering project was completed and production started June 14. From 2007 until Well #4 went dry last August, it and Well #6 together pumped all the groundwater to which we were entitled and could easily meet our highest daily demand. They can do so again. Without Well Continue reading Well #4 is back online, and we again have the two operational wells we need.
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 Continue reading Getting Well #4 back online is critical to Crestview’s drought management plan, but there has been another delay.