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MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS
3rd Wednesday of each month
Your LCMWC Board holds monthly board meetings, usually on the third Wednesday
of each month at the Water Filtration Plant: 19605 Manzanita Drive. Due to the current
health restrictions, we are currently holding these meetings via Zoom, inviting the
community through Google Calendar invitations.
All Lake Canyon property owners and residents are invited to attend.
You may also call in and join the meeting with audio (and video) through Zoom.
Please check your email for instructions on dialing in via Zoom.
Saturday 09/25/2021 4:00 p.m. ANNUAL FALL MEMBERS MEETING Presentation
Wednesday 05/18/2022 7:00 p.m. AGENDA Minutes TBD
Saturday 05/21/2022 4:00 p.m. SPRING COMMUNITY MEETING Presentation TBD
Wednesday 06/XX/2022 7:00 p.m. Agenda TBD Minutes TBD
*** Meeting Minutes from 2013 to present can be found at https://www.lakecanyon.com/minutes-lcmwc
Annual Fall Members Meeting - Saturday, Sept. 25th, 2021
We held our Annual Fall Members Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 25th at 5:00 p.m. in person.
At the meeting, the LCMWC (Lake Canyon Mutual Water Company) discussed several topics (Agenda), including:
- Annual Financial Review
- Year in Review: what LCMWC has accomplished since the last annual meeting
- Looking ahead: information on LCMWC priorities for next year
- Election results for board members for the next 1-year term, ending September 2022.
We also talked about topics of fire safety and evacuations with our new volunteer Firewise Committee.
Our 2020 Consumer Confidence Report regarding our water quality is now available.
We test the drinking water quality for many constituents as required by state and federal regulations.
This report shows the results of our monitoring for January 1 - December 31, 2020.
You can review it by clicking the following: Consumer Confidence Report 2020
The 2021 Consumer Confidence Report will be completed an posted by July 1, 2022.
Our new Pricing Model began on October 21st, 2016.
This model charges the following, using a Base Fee plus a Consumption Fee:
Base Fee: $180 per month Base Fee (a change from the current $200 per month)
Based on each improved property
There is no extra charge for an additional unit(s) on each property.
Consumption Fee: $.01 (1 cent) per gallon for all gallons consumed up to 200 gallons per day average
For a 28-day billing period, up to 5600 gallons
For a 35-day billing period, up to 7000 gallons
$.02 (2 cents) per gallon for all gallons consumed over 200 gallons per day average
For the average member using 90 gallons per day, for an average 30-day month:
- the former charge was $200.00 per month
- the new charge is now $207.00 per month ($180.00 Base Fee + $27.00 Consumption Fee)
The less water you use, the lower your bill. The more water you use, the higher your bill.
The total company revenue is projected to be the same as our current revenue, so LCMWC can continue to meet both our
current costs and future capital costs.
UPDATE: At the August 18th board meeting, a "State of Water Emergency" was declared due to the current severe drought. The board will review water supply and demand monthly, and determine if changes are needed to the water rates.
At that August 18th meeting, the board lowered the threshold at which the rate increases to 2 cents per gallon from over 200 gallons per day average, to over 150 gallons per day average, effective August 29th.
At the September 15th meeting, the board lowered the threshold at which the rate increases to 2 cents per gallon from over 150 gallons per day average, to over 90 gallons per day average, effective September 26th.
At the October 20th meeting, the board reviewed the current situation and kept the threshold at which the rate increases to 2 cents per gallon at over 90 gallons per day average, effective October 31st.
At the November 17th meeting, the board reviewed the current situation and kept the threshold at which the rate increases to 2 cents per gallon at over 90 gallons per day average.
At the December 15th, the board reviewed the current situation and kept the threshold at which the rate increases to 2 cents per gallon at over 90 gallons per day average.
At the January 19th meeting, the board reviewed the current situation and raised the threshold at which the rate increases to 2 cents per gallon at over 200 gallons per day average, which was the same threshold before the threshold was lower beginning in August 2021. This change is retroactive to the billing period that began on January 9, 2022.
At the March meeting, the "State of Water Emergency" was ended, and the rates are currently the same as before the emergency was enacted.
To see how our rainfall compares with prior years back to 2009 through March 16, 2022, click here.
Thank you to JoDe Smith for collecting and sharing this information.
Learn How to Read Your Water Meter in this short video here.
If you have a water leak, and you repair that leak promptly after becoming aware of it, you may request an adjustment to your bill for that month. Following board review, you may be eligible to up to half of the water loss cost, with a maximum adjustment of $500.00
If you encounter circumstances that stretch your financial resources, have a water leak, Lake Canyon Mutual Water Company can work with you on a plan to the the balance of your bill over time.
Details can be found by clicking our Hardship Policy - Letter to Member (pdf).
It's important to understand how costly late water dues payments can be.
Our policy can be seen here.
**Important note** Due to a COVID-19 related Executive Order, no shutoffs are being performed as of June 2021, until further notice.
Water Conservation Tips
Click here to find many ways you can reduce your water consumption
Wed., April 20
Regular meetings usually held on the 3rd Wednesday
Residents and property owners
are welcome to attend all meetings
Due to Shelter-in-place order, meetings will be via Zoom audio & video conference
Please check your email for Zoom log in instructions.
Our current water supply is: OKAY!