Welcome to the

Lake Canyon website

serving the residents of the Lake Canyon Community in beautiful

Los Gatos, California.

The Lake Canyon Mutual Water Company (LCMWC) is a private water company formed in 1926 to serve residential homes in the Lake Canyon Community.

To go to the LCMWC home page, click here.

The Lake Canyon Community Services District (LCCSD) provides wastewater services to the unincorporated community of Lake Canyon. 

To go to the LCCSD home page, click here.

Latest Community News

          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.

Meeting Schedule  

Saturday    09/25/2021  4:00 p.m.   ANNUAL FALL MEMBERS MEETING   Presentation

Wednesday 10/20/2021   7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Wednesday 11/17/2021    7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Wednesday 12/15/2021    7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Wednesday 01/19/2022   7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Wednesday 02/16/2022   7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Wednesday 03/16/2022   7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Wednesday 04/20/2022   7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Wednesday 05/18/2022   7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   APPROVED MINUTES

Saturday    05/21/2022  4:00 p.m.   SPRING COMMUNITY MEETING   AGENDA   PRESENTATION

Wednesday 06/15/2022   7:00 p.m.   AGENDA   Minutes TBD

Wednesday 07/20/2022   7:00 p.m.   Agenda TBD   Minutes TBD

Wednesday 08/17/2022   7:00 p.m.   Agenda TBD   Minutes TBD

Wednesday 09/21/2022   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.

2020 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR)

​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.

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Current Pricing

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.

      PLUS

   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. 

Rainfall Record for Lake Canyon: updated March 16, 2022

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.

Leak Adjustment Form

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

Details can be found by clicking this Leak Adjustment Form (pdf) or Leak Adjustment Form (MS Word).

Hardship Policy

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).

Payment & Delinquency Policy - Water Dues

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.

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Water Conservation Tips

Click here to find many ways you can reduce your water consumption

Upcoming LCMWC 
Board Meetings
Wed., April 20

7:00 p.m.

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!