Camrosa Setting Water Use Violation Fees

The Agenda for the Camrosa Water District Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 13th, is available HERE.

The primary item of importance for most of us is the action to set a Public Hearing for August 27th to accept comments on the Proposed Amendment to Ordinance 40-10, the Ordinance that controls provision of water service. This proposed amendment is in response to the action by the State to force Water Districts to impose penalties on water users who do not meet the mandated water reduction requirements. It is also being forced on the District by local water customers who have failed to adjust their water use to meet the 32% reduction standard.

The Proposed Amendment is available HERE. The portion of the Ordinance being amended deals with how violators of the water use restrictions will be penalized. We are currently in a Stage Three Water Supply Shortage condition and all the documented restrictions apply. Everyone should read the proposal carefully because once adopted, and if you have been notified that the District finds you are in violation of the Ordinance, you will be subject to fines. The fines start out at $100 per occurrence, but can elevate to over $15,000 per month if you are found to be in continued violation.

The District is obviously moving against those who willfully violate the documented restrictions now, but continued failure to meet the mandated water reduction requirements could mean that similar penalties will apply to customers that do not reduce their water consumption.

Documentation on all the Agenda Items can be downloaded from the Camrosa Website if you want more details.

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