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Community urged to organize to fight drugs

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Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith took audience suggestions on fighting drugs and had ideas of his own.

About 40 people attended a community meeting Monday evening to address what the organizer called the blatant use of illegal substances by young people in the community.

"Kids in Elk Grove refer to our community as Rancho Marijuana," organizer Jerry Smith said in his opening comments at Rancho Murieta Community Church. Read more » about Community urged to organize to fight drugs

Landowners urge CSD to help foster community-driven master plan

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A modest Community Services District staff proposal to participate in updating the community's master plan was eclipsed at Wednesday's board meeting by a development representative's 10-step plan for a full update controlled and driven by community interests.

The starting point for both proposals was the July 18 meeting of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, where the supervisors supported a planning staff recommendation for a minor update of the master plan. Read more » about Landowners urge CSD to help foster community-driven master plan

CSD finds almost 1 home in 10 isn't being billed enough for water

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When Community Services District Director Bobbi Belton recently asked friends and neighbors about their water bills, she wanted to see how actual water usage compared with figures used in CSD planning documents.   

Instead, the small sampling revealed an ongoing problem with the community's water meters that cost the district about $4,000 in lost revenue in June. It also raised questions about the reliability of water usage data in the Integrated Water Master Plan the CSD adopted last year.

What Belton found was several households were being charged just the base rate for their water use because their water meters weren't monitoring the amount of water they actually used. Read more » about CSD finds almost 1 home in 10 isn't being billed enough for water

CSD meets 5 p.m. Wednesday

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The Rancho Murieta Community Servies District board of directors meets Wednesday, Aug. 15, for its regular monthly meeting at the CSD Building. The public session begins at 5 p.m. Directors will discuss a policy for "purple pipe" landscape application of recycled wastewater and participation in the master plan update the county is now considering. The agenda is available here. Read more » about CSD meets 5 p.m. Wednesday

CSD maps a plan to handle wastewater and development

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After a half-dozen meetings over four months, the Community Services District board of directors has approved a plan for millions of dollars in options to deal with wastewater as the community grows.

CSD policy requires developers to pay their own way, but the realities of the highly regulated world of wastewater management mean everyone has a monetary stake in the decisions that are made now and 10 years from now. Read more » about CSD maps a plan to handle wastewater and development

Pump shutdown causes brief water pressure drop in North

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A pump shutdown at the Rio Oso water facility dropped water pressure in Units 3 and 4 of Murieta North, leaving some residents without water for a brief period Saturday morning. The pumps shut off after the water level in the 1.2-million-gallon Rio Oso tank fell to 10 feet, triggering a low-water alarm at about 9:30 a.m., according to Paul Siebensohn, Community Services District acting director of field services.

Siebensohn said CSD operation and utility crews restarted the pumps by 9:45 a.m. The pressurized system supplies about 30 percent of the community's potable water.

Siebensohn said a reduction in the water supply to the tank combined with high early morning water demand caused the problem. Read more » about Pump shutdown causes brief water pressure drop in North

Bridge traffic faces disruption

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The Community Services District says access to the pedestrian bridge from the levee road on the South may be disrupted Friday, Aug. 3, and Monday, Aug. 6, due to construction taking place near the third tee on the South Course. An underground diesel fuel tank is being removed and replaced with an above-ground one at the CSD sewer lift station located in that area. The tank supplies fuel for the lift station's emergency back-up generator in the event of an electrical power outage. The CSD says it apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. Read more » about Bridge traffic faces disruption

CSD meets deadline for plan to address odor problems

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[News brief published June 27]  The Community Services District board of directors held its second meeting Wednesday on a plan to deal with odors at the wastewater treatment plant in time to meet the deadline later in the day. It had been imposed only five days before by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. Read more » about CSD meets deadline for plan to address odor problems

CSD continues meeting on odor plan, takes no disciplinary action

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A 2½-hour special meeting of the Community Services District Monday morning began with members of the audience of over a dozen people criticizing the CSD about odors on the South and discolored tap water on the North. CSD General Manager Ed Crouse was singled out for criticism by several speakers. Read more » about CSD continues meeting on odor plan, takes no disciplinary action

CSD cited for odors as 17-year buildup of sludge is blamed for smells in South

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A 17-year accumulation of sludge in a wastewater treatment pond has been revealed as the source of smells that plague areas of the South, Community Services District General Manager Ed Crouse said at Wednesday's board meeting. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a notice of violation to the CSD regarding the odors this week. Read more » about CSD cited for odors as 17-year buildup of sludge is blamed for smells in South

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