General Manager’s Report May 2021
California will likely go into another drought cycle according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. We are asking you to be aware of your water usage and to use water wisely. Please check your irrigation systems for any leaks or timer malfunctions. Now that all customers are metered, homeowners are responsible for all water that passes through their meter ( #10 Rules and Regulations). If you are installing a new irrigation system, please notify the office so we can check to make sure the backflow device is installed properly.
April Water Usage
Usage for April is slightly higher than 2020 and 2019. By April of last year, we didn’t see the huge increase in usage from COVID-19 yet.
We are in Stage 1 of our Drought Action Plan. This is a voluntary reduction in water use. Staff will monitor our water usage going into the summer months to determine if Stage 2 of our plan needs to be put in place. Please check our website, blsmwc.com, and review our Drought Plan for details on the drought stages.
Here are the numbers.
- 2017 2,603,000 gallons
- 2018 2,815,000
- 2019 3,125,000
- 2020 3,201,000
- 2021 3,336,000
Lead and Copper Testing
A reminder that homeowners in our Lead and Copper Sampling Program will be contacted this month.
Homeowners will be asked to take a water sample at the house for this test, required every 3 years by our State regulator. After testing is complete, you will receive a letter comparing your results with the safe levels of lead and copper in drinking water.
I am retiring in June and Tyler Mayo is taking my place. Tyler is already learning the managers duties, and I assure you that he will be a great manager for our company.
It has been a privilege to work for Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Co. for these past 33 years.
Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company