CSD calls for 20.5% rate increase

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The Community Services District board of directors has decided to take an aggressive approach to restoring reserves that have been hard-hit in recent years. As a result, residents will soon receive a notice about rate increases in the draft 2008-2009 budget that would take the average monthly bill from $114.44 to $137.89, an increase of 20.5 percent Read more » about CSD calls for 20.5% rate increase

Landscape watering restrictions hit 700 North households

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The Community Services District announced irrigation restrictions Wednesday for the area above the second Guadalupe Drive in Murieta North. Irrigation in Units 3 and 4 will be limited to alternate days until the Rio Oso tank is online again. The 1.2-million-gallon tank was taken offline for rehabilitation work last fall, and it's expected to be back in service June 7. Read more » about Landscape watering restrictions hit 700 North households

Draft CSD budget indicates a hefty rate increase

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The Community Services District is considering a "worst case" draft budget that would increase residents' monthly bill by 14.5 percent. The average monthly bill for water, sewer, drainage, garbage collection and security services is now $114.44 and would go to $131.08 for residents in the gated community if the proposed rate increases are approved for the 2008-2009 budget. Read more » about Draft CSD budget indicates a hefty rate increase

CSD workshop on recycled water at 7 p.m.

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The Community Services District holds the last in a series of workshops on recycled water feasibility Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the CSD Building. The CSD currently provides recycled water for golf course irrigation. The feasibility study looks at the potential to use recycled wastewater for landscape irrigation as the community grows. The agenda and presentation are available here. Read more » about CSD workshop on recycled water at 7 p.m.

E-waste curb pick-up coming April 7

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If you have an old TV, all you have to do to get rid of it is put it at the curb by 7 a.m. Monday, April 7. That's when the Community Services District is holding an electronic waste collection event for residents. Read more » about E-waste curb pick-up coming April 7

CSD asks residents to go easy on watering

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The weather's getting warmer and drier, and residents are starting to water their landscaping again. Meanwhile, the repair and rehabilitation work at the Rio Oso water tank is still going on, prompting a request from the Community Services District to watch water usage, especially during peak hours. Read more » about CSD asks residents to go easy on watering

Road work scheduled for Lake Chesbro

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Operating Engineers training center trainees and grading instructors will begin grading dirt roads at Lake Chesbro and the Community Services District water treatment plant early next week, the CSD announced Tuesday. Read more » about Road work scheduled for Lake Chesbro

Full story: CSD hears complaints about vandalism, security levels

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[News brief published March 20] Security patrol staffing levels and law enforcement powers -- in the context of last week's car break-ins -- were discussed at the Community Services District meeting Wednesday. Read more » about Full story: CSD hears complaints about vandalism, security levels

CSD to hold workshop on water pricing Tuesday night

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The Community Services District is holding a workshop on conservation pricing 7 p.m. Tuesday at the CSD Building. The agenda is here.

Conservation pricing uses higher rates to promote water conservation. The board is considering incorporating conservation rates in the 2008-2009 budget, which is now being developed.

The CSD board began investigating a price structure that would promote water conservation last year in a series of workshops conducted by a consultant. The focus has been on the discretionary use of water since landscape watering accounts for over half the potable water used in the community. Read more » about CSD to hold workshop on water pricing Tuesday night

Parks Committee will 'put lid on cookie jar' after unauthorized withdrawals

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The Parks Committee will change how funds are dispersed and consider becoming an independent entity in response to the Rancho Murieta Association's unauthorized withdrawals of $88,000 from the parks fund. Read more » about Parks Committee will 'put lid on cookie jar' after unauthorized withdrawals

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