Crestview spent $383,000 on Well #7 in 2021. Total expenditures on Well #7 were $880,000 (exclusive of land). Since the project was killed by the Board of Supervisors, that will have to be written off as a charge to earnings.
The project to lower the pump in Well #4 got behind schedule but is moving forward. The roof was removed from the pump house last week to enable downhole observations. The general manager may have an oral update at the meeting. Success with this project is critical to reducing our water rates.
The general manager has negotiated a cheaper solution to the unexpected requirement to relocate Crestview’s water main under Avocado Place near Ramona Place. The fix will cost only $40,000 to $80,000 instead of $130,000 to $140,000, which would have been the cost of meeting the County’s specific demand, and water will be cut off to only one home during construction instead of 75 homes.
The general manager reports on his efforts to evaluate 640 Fairway Drive as a site for a new well. There may be a decision to spend $10,000 to develop a more detailed cost estimate, including dealing with septic system and storm drainage issues.
The general manager will report on the supply effects of the big rains in December.
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Thank you for your efforts on our behalf. Please do whatever you can to lower our water rates and return our allocations to the previous limits. Water is very important to us.