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The following article was posted on April 16th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 6 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 6

Nipomo continues talking water

By SUN STAFF

The Nipomo Community Services District Board of Directors approved a resolution adopting a Water Shortage Response Plan at its April 9 meeting.

According to district staff, the five-stage plan includes targeted water-use reductions to “protect the long-term groundwater supply.” It also explains how the district will suspend processing requests for new water service in advanced stages of drought.

The board of directors is also proposing special drought rates to encourage customers to reduce their water usage, and is in the process of reviewing a supplemental water charge to be levied when the district’s inter-tie pipeline project is finished in 2015.

“The escalating rates approach lowers impacts on customers who are already conserving. Those who use less, pay less,” General Manager Michael LeBrun said in a press release.

The board is scheduled to receive a presentation outlining the proposed rates on April 23. Public workshops to discuss the rates are scheduled for the week of May 5.