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Notice of Public Hearing December 13, 2022 – 7:00pm

Proposed Amendment to the Rate and Fee Schedule
Effective January 19, 2023 and January 18, 2024

The Coastside County Water District (“District”) Board of Directors will hold a Public Hearing at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, during a regular Board of Director’s meeting.

The Board of Directors will consider adoption of the proposed water rates effective January 19, 2023, and January 18, 2024, affecting all water customers. Interested persons are encouraged to attend and comment. This meeting will be conducted by teleconference. Board members and members of the public may also attend this meeting in person at the District Office located at 766 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. The public may watch and/or participate by joining the Zoom Video conference link provided on page 6 of this notice.

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See also:
2022/2023 Budgets
FAQ re Water Shortage Rates
DRAFT Water Financial Plan and Rate Update Study (October 2022)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) re Water Shortage Rates

District customers recently received a written notice in the mail notifying them that the District is
considering increasing its water and its water shortage rates*. (*Water Shortage Rates were formerly
called Water Shortage Contingency Stage Rates and were originally incorporated in the District’s Rate
and Fee Schedule dated January 12, 2022.) This FAQ specifically addresses Water Shortage Rates only.

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See also Notice of Public Hearing

Discolored water due to water source change still meets and/or exceeds safety standards

CCWD Customer,

Over the past week CCWD staff has been working to resolve the recent color issue in your drinking water. CCWD recently changed raw water sources.  Staff believes this source change caused an unexpected discoloration in the water after treatment.  CCWD staff is actively working closely with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) staff who manage these source waters.

Early last week staff made appropriate changes to the treatment plant processes and are confident the discoloration issue is resolved.  However, since there is discolored water in the distribution system it will take some time for this to clear. Your drinking water meets and/or exceeds all current drinking water standards and is safe to use (cooking, drinking, cleaning, bathing, etc.).

We appreciate your patience and understanding.  Thank you.

Notice of Water Shortage Emergency Warning

Coastside County Water District Declares a Water Shortage Emergency Warning
Mandatory water use restrictions to promote water conservation

Multiple and consecutive years of drought conditions have impacted the District’s water supply sources. In response to the constraints on the District’s water supplies, the District has declared a water shortage emergency and implemented mandatory water use restrictions to promote water conservation and to eliminate water waste.

On March 24, 2022, the Board of Directors held a public hearing and adopted Ordinance No. 2022-01 which contains water use restrictions and prohibitions under a Stage 2 – Water Shortage Emergency Warning – of the District’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan. The Ordinance can be found on the District’s website.

The focus of the Ordinance is to reduce irrigation and outdoor water use within the service area by restricting spray irrigation and expanding on water waste prohibitions. The District encourages residential customers to meet the goal (voluntary) of not exceeding 50 gallons per day per person.

The District will be reaching out to customers in the coming weeks to explain the new water use restrictions and prohibitions.

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