The Nipomo Community Services District is celebrating 50 years of providing water and sewer service to the South County community.
An open house and celebration will be held Jan. 28 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the district office, 148 S. Wilson St. Community members can meet the board of directors and view district awards and history.
The district was formed in 1965, and the new board of directors immediately pursued the construction of the agency’s first water system, according to a news release. At the directors’ first meeting on Jan. 28, 1965, each member contributed $10 for writing materials and a post office box rental.
Seven months later, the board adopted the district’s first budget with about $15,393 in expenditures for the fiscal year.
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According to the district, in February 1966 property owners within the new district service boundary passed a $650,000 property tax measure to construct the agency’s first water system.
In the early 1980s, the district started a sewer project, which became operational in 1986.
Currently, the district is building a pipeline to the community from Santa Maria, with water deliveries scheduled to start in July.
For more information on the district, go to http://ncsd.ca.gov or call 929-1133.