The Cambrian

Cambria CSD board to hear about issues, on agenda and off

When directors of Cambria’s services district meet at 12:30 p.m. today (Oct. 23), what’s not on the meeting’s formal agenda may be as important as what is.

For instance, information included in some staff reports not on the agenda will address such topics as:

• The community’s achievement in conserving 60.67 acre-feet of water during the July/August billing period, and how September’s water production of 37.01 acre-feet reportedly was the lowest on record since the summary table began in 1988. According to Engineer Bob Gresens, comparing this year’s September production against September 2013 shows a reduction of 43.4 percent. “Once again, Cambrians have saved more than the governor’s requested 

20 percent reduction of water consumption,” General Manager Jerry Gruber wrote in his report.

• Results from a recently completed “tracer test” for the district’s emergency water-supply project that’s due to be complete by Nov. 14.

• Updates on the project’s construction, permits, itemized costs and grant possibilities.

• How all that water conservation is affecting the district’s income.

Not included in the staff reports, but almost guaranteed to be a topic of discussion, is a lawsuit filed Oct. 14 against the district by LandWatch of San Luis Obispo County.

Among items that are on the agenda are: County presentation on gray water systems and rainwater catchment basins; public hearing for a 1.92 percent increase in Mission Country Disposal’s solid-waste collection fees; a contract for CDM Constructors to provide three months of start-up operations for the new plant, including management personnel with the required Water Treatment Operator 3 certification for a chief plant operator; reappointing Timothy Roche, Ben Bouldin and Joyce Renshaw to four-year terms on the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Commission.


The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.