Cambria Community Services District directors could decide today, Aug. 23, on a list of alternative supplemental water sources to be studied in depth.
Three of the five directors approved on Aug. 9 reducing the size of the supplemental water supply project to 250 acre-feet a year (down from 400 acre-feet per year) and including on the list:
• Two possibilities for getting water from Whale Rock Reservoir, and
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• A high-intensity water-treatment system, including desalination, to purify brackish water drawn from a large property along San Simeon Creek.
Alternatives on the list will be studied by Army Corps of Engineers contractors working on Environmental Impact Report (state) and Environmental Impact Statement (federal) now expected to be ready for public review in March 2013.
Also on the agenda are: a possible decision about revising fees for district services (not including water/sewage-treatment rates or connection fees), retaining current Veterans Memorial Building fees for now; approving an intent-to-serve letter for a People’s Self-Help housing project on Schoolhouse Lane; policy on having groups place banners on downtown lamppost mounts; respond to recent County Grand Jury report on how the district manages its money; and rescheduling the board’s Sept. 27 meeting to Oct. 4, to avoid a clash with a statewide conference.
The regular monthly meeting of the directors begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St. For details, go to www.cambriacsd.org. —Kathe Tanner