CCWD Removes Drought Mandates, Temporary Drought Charge

CCWD Removes Drought Mandates, Temporary Drought Charge Contra Costa Water District customers did a remarkable job conserving water and helping the District through the recent drought.For the month of April, you used 33 percent less water when compared to 2013. Since June, you have used 34 percent less water than in the same period in 2013. Together, we exceeded the goal of saving 28 percent. Because of your efforts, a decent winter and the state easing state-wide drought regulations, the District’s Board of Directors made some important changes to the conservation program established last year. Here are the changes you need to know: Elimination of a Mandatory Conservation Target For the past year, we required you to conserve a specific percentage of water when compared to your 2013 use. This requirement has been eliminated. Elimination of Temporary Price Adjustment Last year, the District implemented a temporary price adjustment, seen on the bill as a Drought Charge. In keeping our promise to customers, this temporary price adjustment concludes with meters read on or after June 6. Please note bills for meters read before June 6 may arrive mid-June. Elimination of Two-day Per Week Limit on Outdoor Irrigation You are no longer required to limit outdoor watering to two days per week. Water

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State Water Board Adopts Local Supply-Based Assessment Approach to Conservation Regulation | Association of California Water Agencies

State Water Board Adopts Local Supply-Based Assessment Approach to Conservation Regulation Submitted by Lisa Lien-Mager on Wed, 05/18/2016 – 6:41pm in Water Supply Challenges Regulatory Affairs Water Supply Challenges Water News The State Water Resources Control Board today approved modifications to the existing emergency water conservation regulation to reflect improved conditions and allow for more local decision making. The modified regulation replaces the existing state-imposed mandatory conservation standards with a locally driven, supply-based assessment process. Urban water suppliers will now be required to self-certify their water supply availability assuming three additional dry years and customer demands based on 2013 and 2014 averages. Local suppliers will then determine the level of con

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California’s biggest reservoir, Shasta, rises to key milestone – EastBayTimes.com

The shore of Lake Shasta behind Shasta Dam in Lake Shasta, Calif., is seen Sunday, March 13, 2016. The lake's water level has been rising after a series of storms brought strong winds, periods of heavy rain, snow and high surf to California Sunday, the fourth straight day of wet weather. The lake is rising after several years of dropping water levels due to the ongoing California drought. (Nathan Solis/The Record Searchlight via AP)

California’s biggest reservoir, Shasta, rises to key milestoneBy Paul Rogers, progers@mercurynews.comPosted: 03/14/2016 04:29:26 AM PDT | Updated: 2 months agoThe shore of Shasta Lake behind Shasta Dam in Shasta Lake, Calif., is seen Sunday, March 13, 2016. The lake’s water level has been rising after a series of storms brought strong winds, periods of heavy rain, snow and high surf to California Sunday, the fourth straight day of wet weather. The lake is rising after several years of dropping water levels due to the ongoing California drought. (Nathan Solis/The Record Searchlight via AP# #Nathan Solis# var requestedWidth = 0; Related StoriesMar 17:Contra Costa Times editorial: Westlands fine should stop twin tunnels projectMar 15:California’s reservoirs levels: The latest tallyMar 10:Kill high-speed rail and spend the money on reservoirs? Proposed California ballot measure sparks debateMar 8:Storms send billions of gallons of water into California reservoirsFeb 17:Berkeley/Kensington: Project provides look inside Summit Reservoir if#requestedWidth < 200#{ requestedWidth = 200; } if#requestedWidth > 0){ %0

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Governor, State Water Board Address Longer-Term and Emergency Water Conservation | Association of California Water Agencies

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Governor, State Water Board Address Longer-Term and Emergency Water Conservation Submitted by Pamela Martineau on Mon, 05/09/2016 – 12:35pm in Water Supply Challenges All Water News Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order that outlines longer-term water conservation measures aimed at achieving a top priority in the California Water Action Plan — making conservation a way of life. The executive order was issued in conjunction with a State Water Resources Control Board staff proposal to modify the existing emergency water conservation regulation to reflect improved conditions and allow for more local decision making. The staff proposal would replace the existing mandatory conservation tiers with targets based on local supply and conditions. In a joint press call, the Brown Admi

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New Board Members: 4 Ways to Be Exceptional in Your Role | HOA Management Blog | Property Management Blog | Association Management Articles

New Board Members: 4 Ways to Be Exceptional in Your Role admin4 If you just became a board member with your homeowners association, there are a few important things to remember to make the experience exceptional for you, the other board members, and the community. These tips are helpful for setting up habits that guide you to be successful in your role. Read the Documents The first step is to read over all of the legal governing documents of your HOA, including the Covenants and Declarations, Articles of Incorporation, and Bylaws. It’s a lot of information, but it’s worth taking the time to read them so you can fully understand your board member duties and get a feel for how the association is run. It’s way too common for board members to not fully read their HOA documents, and that just leads to trouble and misunderstandings down the road. You owe it to your community to be as well-versed in its processes as possible. You will be more knowledgeable and better equipped to handle any issues as they come. Prepare for Meetings Your opinion and input matters. Make sure you review agendas from your property manager before each meeting so you arrive prepared and ready to be involved. The board meeting is a business me

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