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

CSD apologizes, says discolored water was accidental result of pump tests

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The Community Services District reports the discolored tap water residents on the North began seeing Monday is the result of sediment on the bottom of the Rio Oso water tank that was stirred up as an unforeseen consequence of pump tests the district conducted. Read more » about CSD apologizes, says discolored water was accidental result of pump tests

In the end, maybe it's remarkable that RM has a bridge at all

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The span faced various obstacles -- funding, environmental issues and property disagreements -- and hinged on timing.

As the community celebrated the opening of the pedestrian bridge Saturday, perhaps the most remarkable thing about the 410-foot wood span is that it exists at all. And that's something destined to be forgotten as the bridge takes its place in the life of the community. Read more » Read more » about In the end, maybe it's remarkable that RM has a bridge at all

South odor due to treatment pond, CSD says

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A treatment pond at the Community Services District wastewater treatment plant is believed to be the source of odors that have prompted recent complaints from South residents, CSD General Manager Ed Crouse said Tuesday. Read more » about South odor due to treatment pond, CSD says

New bridge will open Thursday, officials say

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Rancho Murieta Association, Country Club and Community Services District officials announced Tuesday that the bridge connecting the North and South will open Thursday to pedestrian, golf cart and bicycle traffic. Read more » about New bridge will open Thursday, officials say

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