Demonstrating its commitment to public health protection and the public’s right-to-know about local environmental information, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all community water systems to put annual drinking water quality reports into the hands of their members. These reports (also known as consumer confidence reports), which EPA developed in consultation with water suppliers, environmental groups, and the states, will enable you to make practical, knowledgeable decisions about your health and your environment.
Please consider serving on the CBWA Board. The Board consists of five members of the water association and makes decisions to keep your water quality and availability as good as possible. Elections are held for at least one Board position each summer. This year, one Board position is coming open in July.
Please keep the vegetation around your meter box cut short for decent accessibility. Also, gophers, moles, voles and other varmints are having a field day depositing their tunnel tailings inside many meter boxes, rendering the meter dials unreadable. Please clean out the meter boxes carefully, using a handheld garden tool or one’s hands so as not to damage meter dials or pipe fittings.
Please remember a charge of $50 may be levied if a member does not clean the meter area/inside the box 30 days after notification.
Everyone has probably heard about mail being stolen from our neighbors’ and friends’ mailboxes, or experienced it yourself. It’s very frustrating and an invasion of privacy. Since many of our CBWA members have rural mailboxes, we seem to be more likely targets for thieves. If you haven’t heard of UPSP Informed Delivery, it’s free and worth checking out. This service won’t prevent theft, but it is helpful to know what mail is coming.
Informed Delivery, offered by the United States Post Office, emails a digitalpreview of your mail to your computer or mobile device before it arrives. You’ll receive greyscale images of the address side of letter-sized mail pieces. There are some other features as well but this one in particular may benefit some of our members.
To learn more, visit USPS Informed Delivery. Photo credit: United States Postal Service – https://link.usps.com/2019/07/12/informed-delivery-4/