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 … Read more
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
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
The general manager’s report for the March 31 board meeting says a supplier backlog has delayed the Well #4 project. Testing has been rescheduled to May 23. That may not be soon enough to avoid the need to switch to expensive Calleguas water.
Crestview has received a report on preliminary … 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
The staff report posted today for the March 3 meeting says, “multiple industry experts, engineers and contractors have arrived at the conclusion the placement of a well pump of either size (530 gpm or 1,000 gpm) at 680 feet will not materially change water quality.” This should resolve the only … Read more
The downhole survey of Well #4 showed a new pump at a lower level will have to be a less efficient “submersible pump” (motor at the bottom of the well). There are two options, both with a payout of 6 months or less. Option one: A 250 HP pump capable … Read more