Greens Park advances; Security chief retires

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At its monthly meeting, the Community Services District supported a plan to put the long-delayed Greens Park out to bid and considered amending restrictions on water use to allow three watering days a week. The meeting began with the announcement that Security Chief Greg Remson is retiring at the end of July. Read more » about Greens Park advances; Security chief retires

CSD reviews parks role, new budget

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The Community Services District's role in creating community parks, the possibility of no rate increase this fiscal year, and addressing issues in the new water treatment plant dominated the February board meeting and other recent CSD sessions. Read more » about CSD reviews parks role, new budget

There's enough water, CSD tells county

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At its January board meeting, the Community Services District approved a report that concludes the district has enough water to supply new development and announced the appointment of a security sergeant. Read more » about There's enough water, CSD tells county

CSD pursues grant for recycled water system

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The Community Services District board has approved a grant application to fund the first phase of its recycled water system expansion project. The first phase will provide infrastructure needed to bring recycled water service to Stonehouse Park at an estimated cost of $4 million. Read more » about CSD pursues grant for recycled water system

Enough water for development? Study says yes

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Lisa Maddaus

Consultant Lisa Maddaus answers questions about drought and water availability data in the water supply assessment for the Rancho Murieta North Project.

Development took center stage at the Community Services District last week with a public meeting on a water supply report that concludes there is enough water for 827 new residential lots proposed for Rancho Murieta North. Some audience members challenged the report’s conclusions and data. Read more » about Enough water for development? Study says yes

CSD water supply workshop Jan. 11

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The Community Services District's draft Water Supply Assessment for the planned North development will be the subject of a public workshop 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at the CSD Building. The report is available at the CSD's website or can be downloaded from the attachment link below. Read more » about CSD water supply workshop Jan. 11

Rain means good things for our reservoirs

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Our promising start to the rainy season has meant good things for the community’s reservoirs, with more than 40 million gallons added already, the Community Services District says.

Paul Siebensohn, the CSD’s director of field operations, said the Cosumnes River’s flows allowed the CSD to begin diverting river water into our reservoirs on Dec. 12. As of Dec. 23, the reservoir combined capacity was at 82.5 percent.

This is far ahead of where we were in 2013 (62.5 percent) but about where we were last year (81.9 percent), when we had a rainy start to the winter. Read more » about Rain means good things for our reservoirs

A split CSD board offers ‘cash for grass’

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The Community Services District board split last week on the question of whether to offer a local “cash for grass” program and approved it on a 3-2 vote. Read more » about A split CSD board offers ‘cash for grass’

Getting rid of your lawn? Make it pay

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If you’ve waited to see about a water-efficient lawn or toilet, your procrastination is about to be rewarded. The state Department of Water Resources on Wednesday announced new rebate programs designed to replace inefficient toilets and water-guzzling lawns.

The “turf and toilet” rebate program offers a $100 rebate to replace one old toilet per household and up to $2 a square foot for lawn replacement. Go to www.SaveOurWaterRebates.com for information and to apply.

The goal is to replace more than 10 million square feet of turf and more than 60,000 water-wasting toilets. Read more » about Getting rid of your lawn? Make it pay

CSD enters negotiations to go solar

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Solar array

The CSD is in talks with SolarCity to power its water and wastewater plants with solar arrays like this one, installed in McFarland, Kern County. (SolarCity photo)

The Community Services District board voted unanimously last week to enter into negotiations to use solar generation for the CSD’s electricity needs. The potential savings were pegged at $1.6 million over 20 years. Read more » about CSD enters negotiations to go solar

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