Posts by BLSMWC

President’s Report

A couple of months ago, I mentioned I had read about the coming of La Nina, which is the opposite of El Nino and often portends a dry winter. I am still looking for the author that felt that La Nina was coming. I haven’t found them yet …. We have experienced an incredible amount…

General Manager’s Report

Dear Shareholders, We are starting off 2017 with very good precipitation totals so far. One of our shareholders has reported 70.75 inches of rain as of 2/10. Blue Lake Springs and most of the rest of the state is in a much better situation, heading into summer, than we were last year, with more to…

LRSP Report

Over the past 18 months, The Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company successfully progressed through the USDA Loan Pre-Application & Feasibility Report (Aug 2015), Preliminary Engineering Report (July 2016) and Loan Application (Dec 2016), which culminated with our USDA Loan approval on Dec 27, 2016. By obtaining the approval prior to 2016 year-end, we were…

President’s Report

Shareholders: Below is an excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle dated January 17, 2017. This should answer all of the questions re: “IS THE DROUGHT OVER” California’s tough water regulations likely to remain in place By Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle Updated 6:02 pm, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Water agencies have asked the state to…

General Manager’s Report – January 2017

  Dear Shareholders, I hope everyone had a great Holiday Season. The recent heavy rains have been a blessing to the ongoing Drought situation, but have also caused problems for the Calaveras County Water District. Runoff from Big Trees Creek exposed a CCWD water pipe, and there was concern that the pipe could break, causing…

LRSP Report -December

Preliminary Rate Structure Plan Annual Fees (Due by February 15, 2017) 1. Surcharge/Assessment to cover the income required for USDA loan re-payment on meter (includes meter purchase) and infrastructureimprovements. 2. Base Rate charge for an established not-to-exceed cubic feet/month allocation intended cover all “Fixed/Base Costs” for all Operating/Maintenance expenses, capital costs, and reserves associated with…

President’s Report – December 2016

Well …. Winter is here. December, as promised has delivered cold rain, some snow and lots of ice! It’s a good time for winterizing reminders:   Water expands when it freezes,  just ask an ice cube !  Water could freeze in the  pipe-lines of your home. A ready piece of insurance is to continue to drain…

General Manager’s Report -December

Shareholders: Production Production from our wells was slightly higher in November than last year, but lower than 2014. We started purchasing water from CCWD in November 2015, and it has had a very beneficial impact on our well recovery. Drawdown Well drawdown is the amount of available water in our well for pumping. It is…

President’s Report – November 2016

Winter is coming I am told but I haven’t seen much recently. The weather will cooperate and I am sure the cold will arrive.   Meteorologists are predicting a La Nina winter, which is dry and cold. These are the same folks that predicted an El Nino last winter.  So…. you are wondering?   What’s the message?…

General Managers Report – November

Hello Shareholders, PG&E contractors, ( Trees Inc. and Mario’s Tree Service) are soon to be increasing the number of tree cutting crews in Blue Lake Springs. If possible, it would be prudent to mark your water service line if you are having trees removed. Your service line runs between our water box and your house…
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