Water well lease, water conservation on CCSD agenda

San Luis Obispo - The TribuneNovember 8, 2012 

Cambria services district directors are to deal with a variety of issues at their November meeting, tentatively to include such items as honoring youngsters who helped repair and reopen the Cambria skate park, lifting a 2009 hiring freeze, requiring lower-flow showerheads in town and inking a new contract with the school district for an existing CCSD well near Leffingwell High School.

The Cambria Community Services District meeting is to start at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, a week earlier in the month than usual because of Thanksgiving. The meeting is at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St. For details, go to www.cambriacsd.org or call 927-6223.

Coast Unified School District Board of Trustees on Oct. 25 unanimously approved a contract with the services district for a nearly $34,600-a-year water-well contract, up from $20,000. However, district Superintendent Chris Adams said the new cost is based on what Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases would have been for the life of the previous contract, which didn’t apply CPI. The new contract includes CPI increases, not to exceed 4 percent per year.

Adams said the school district is among CCSD’s top 25 water users, spending $20,000 last year on water, but services district officials were “shocked at how good we are” about limiting water use.

He said the services district is to guarantee to the school district “nonpotable water for the life of the contract and beyond” for middle-school irrigation. The school district is to perform a water audit and reduce usage by 20 percent. CCSD is to help by purchasing a dishwasher for the high school that uses half the water and lower-flow toilets.

For other items on the services district’s Oct. 15 agenda, go to www.cambriacsd.org.

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