Dear Shareholders:

Summer is over and we are moving into fall. I can report that for the months of June, July, and August, the usage was lower this year by 2.6% compared to 2016. In 2016 we were under Stage 2 of our Drought Action Plan, and this year we reduced restrictions back to Stage 1. This shows sensible water use in spite of the bark beetle problem, and some above average temperatures for July and August.

THANK YOU to everyone who used water wisely this summer!!!

Below are the usage numbers:

August usage in Gallons:

  • 2013—7,117,000
  • 2014—5,262,000
  • 2015—4,066,000
  • 2016—5,804,000
  • 2017—5,354,000

August 2017 shows a 25% water savings over August 2013, which is the comparison year for the State Drought Report.

Winterizing: Its not to early to talk about winterizing. Temperatures can fluctuate this time of year, and if you are going away for any length of time, winterizing is necessary to prevent damage.

Irrigation: Please check your irrigation systems for leaks and breaks in the line. You might want to adjust your timers down because t he sun is lower in the sky this time of year and we have had some rain already.

Water Problems: If you have a water problem, we have someone on call 7 days a week. If the office is closed, dial 795-7030 and a recording will take your message and transfer it to the person on call.

David Hicks
General Manager
Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Co.
P.O.Box 6015, Arnold, CA 95223
Ph: (209) 795-7025