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Big Basin Water Secures $850,000 Grant

Serviam by Wright LLP, the court-appointed receiver to Big Basin Water Company (BBWC) has secured an $850,000 state grant from the California Department of Water Resources’ Small Community Drought Relief Program. The funding has been awarded to help assure access to safe drinking water for the Boulder Creek community served by BBWC for the immediate future. “This funding, which my… Read More
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San Lorenzo Valley Water District Rate Increase: How the Public Process Works

Public meetings are scheduled for January 20 and February 15 By Mary Andersen  The San Lorenzo Valley Water District has announced that its Board of Directors voted on December 7, 2023 to initiate a two month Proposition 218 process for a rate increase. According to the District, the new rate hike will address impacts from the August 2020 CZU Lightning… Read More
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Brian Frus Appointed Interim General Manager at SLV Water District

Felton resident and registered civil engineer Brian Frus has been named as Interim General Manager for the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, replacing Rick Rogers, who retired this month after serving the District for 48 years. Brian told the San Lorenzo Valley Post, “My recent experience in Monterey County taught me the importance of sound water policy and regional resource… Read More
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Big Basin Water Customer Meeting Nov 2

Big Basin Water customers are invited to attend a November 2 community meeting in Boulder Creek hosted by Supervisor Bruce McPherson and featuring Silver & Wright LLP, the Court-appointed Receiver. On October 5, Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Timothy Volkmann signed an order granting the California Water Resources Control Board’s request to appoint Silver & Wright as Receiver over… Read More
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SLV Water: Rate Increases on the Horizon

By Bob Fultz The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) has started the process to raise rates, ultimately leading to a community vote.  I’m a member of the SLVWD Board of Directors but speaking only for myself.   Our community has a dual role with respect to District operations and governance.  We are customers purchasing water from the District.  But we… Read More
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Judge Authorizes Big Basin Water Company Receivership

Cheers erupted in the courtroom on Friday, September 29, when Superior Court Judge Timothy Volkmann approved a ruling to move forward with a receivership for beleaguered Big Basin Water Company (BBWC). Originally scheduled for November, the hearing was expedited to September due to the ongoing decline of the water system. A receiver will now be appointed to step in and… Read More
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Big Basin Water Crisis | Receivership Hearing Scheduled 

By Christopher Bradford The ongoing issues with Big Basin Water have reached a tipping point for Boulder Creek residents, and we’re now in an emergency situation. Recently many residents went without water for weeks, and some have lost water again. The most recent outage, one of many which are increasing in frequency, was caused by a large main line leak. This… Read More