The year is almost over, and what a year it was. Our Infrastructure Improvement project is complete, and we should close out by the first week in January.

The weather is nice, so if you haven’t connected to your new service box, now is the time. Call the office if you have any questions on connecting.

Household Pressure Regulators

Some questions have come up over pressure regulators that were installed on previous projects, and on this project. All household pressure regulators in Blue Lake Springs are the responsibility of the owner.

If the Water Company gave you, or your contractor a regulator as part of the new project, we will repair or replace it within 1 year of installation. If you notice water pressure changing at your house, you can call us to see if we have a main break or some operational issue that could cause a pressure change, but the Water Company will no longer be replacing regulators at the homeowners residence.

Winterize

Please winterize your home before you go away for any extended period, and shut off the water before
you leave, even if it’s for only a few days. Pipes can break in an unoccupied home and cause a lot of damage, and our crew may not find the leak right away.

Meters

Many homes are getting meters, and all homes in Blue Lake Springs should be 100% metered by next spring. Your meter reads in 1 cubic foot increments, and 1 cubic foot is equal to 7.48 gallons. Each homeowner is allowed 700 cubic feet per 2 month billing cycle before consumption charges are applied. $1.60 per 100 cubic feet.

Usage

The water usage for this year has been way above normal due mostly to increased occupancy because of COVID-19. We have the capacity to handle the increase, but ask that all homeowners use water wisely. We saved no water in comparison to November 2013, the State Drought Reporting Year. 11% more water used Here are the numbers:

November

  • 2020 4,296,000 gallons
  • 2019 3,931,000
  • 2018 3,618,000
  • 2017 3,497,000
  • 2016 3,609,000
  • 2015 4,057,000

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year!!

Dave Hicks
General Manager/BLSMWC
dhicks@goldrush.com

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