Las Flores Water Company 2022 Update

 

On behalf of the Las Flores Water Company, the Board of Directors extends its best wishes to all of you as we move into the New Year and continue to cope with the on-going pandemic.  Here are a few topics related to your water company that we want to share with you.

 

Capital Improvement Program: The Company continues to focus efforts on upgrading the aging infrastructure. This year, we replaced a section of pipeline on Arrowhead Court. This project replaced 200 linear feet of four-inch pipeline with six-inch cement lined and coated 10-gage steel pipe.  In 2022, we plan to install 600 linear feet of pipeline at our Cobb Reservoir site to ensure reliable water flows.    Collectively over the last 20 years, the Company has invested more than $3 million in new pipelines and facilities.  It is our goal to continue with this program, while being capable of promptly responding to any unplanned incidents that may occur.

 

Water Conservation: The National Weather Service is projecting that the weather in Southern California may continue to be very dry in 2022. We ask that you please conserve water. For more information on sustainable landscapes, local plant nurseries, gardening tips and conservation, please visit www.bewaterwise.com

 

Water Rates: Imported water costs continue to rise.  In 2021, both Foothill Municipal Water District and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California increased their rates; and they are increasing rates again in 2022.  While Las Flores was able to absorb the increased costs in 2021 with no rate increase, it is necessary to implement a modest five percent rate increase for 2022.  The table below shows the new rates:

 

Tier

Range

Rate per units consumed

1

1 to 10 HCF

$3.84

2

10.1 to 20 HCF

$4.22

3

20.1 to 39 HCF

$4.85

4

39.1 HCF and greater

$6.07

Foothill MWD Charge

Per HCF

$0.61

Energy Surcharge

Per HCF

$0.16

Monthly Service Charge

Per Connection

$30.32

 

The new rates go into effect January 1, 2022 and will be reflected on the bill you receive in February for your January usage.

COVID-19 Update: We are committed to helping customers during COVID-19. We understand that some of our shareholders may have trouble paying their bill on time due to COVID-19. If you are having trouble paying your bill, please contact the office to arrange a payment plan. Once the payment plan is in-place, late fee charges will be waived. Without the payment plan, late fees will continue to be assessed to delinquent shareholder accounts. It is important that payment plans are put in place and that we receive payment of at least the monthly service charge each month. This amount is $30.32 per month.

 

If there are any questions, please feel free to call our General Manager, William Kimberling, at

626-797-1138.

 

 

John Bednarski

Board President