Public Info

Water Tax

Senate Bill 623 (Monning) and its twin as a Budget Trailer Bill seek to tax water users statewide to fund the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund.

This fund would provide money for the cleanup and maintenance of perpetually contaminated water systems in specific areas of the state—none of which is in Camrosa’s service area.

While we support all communities having safe and reliable drinking water, we don’t believe that using residential water bills as the funding mechanism for a statewide social issue is an appropriate way to distribute the responsibility.

We and a large contingent of other water suppliers and advocacy groups have communicated our opposition to this tax to the State through comment letters and public testimony.

This is a high-profile issue that our local legislators are deeply involved in. If you feel strongly about the water tax, consider contacting your state Senator or Assemblymember. (Feel free to borrow from our arguments.)

    

If you’d like to read more about the bills and our opposition to them, see our Water Tax page.

Latest News

Interested in going behind the scenes of a water district? Want to learn about planting a water-efficient landscape? Check out this year’s calendar of Camrosa events — all free for our customers.
The latest on the proposed water tax, from the Association of California Water Agencies’ Executive Director, Tim Quinn.
Camrosa General Manager Tony Stafford discusses the proposed statewide water tax in this latest issue.
In this webinar, Camrosa’s Operations Manager explains how Esri’s GIS technology has helped both improve the district’s field communications and also with identifying potential infrastructure issues.
The Capitol Weekly ran an article on the difficulties of implementing statewide programs, such as the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Tax, and Camrosa’s Water Resources Manager weighed in on some of the reasons why local control is so critical.
An overbearing mandate from the state is on the horizon in the State Legislature. We believe in local flexibility, so we’re pushing back on this measure.

Financial Information

Camrosa’s award-winning Finance Department works to fulfill the District’s mission to prudently manage and maintain the District’s financial assets. Through comprehensive reporting, third-party review, and clear, directed policies, the District engages in practices that result in transparency and accountability, preserving the public’s confidence and trust. Click here to learn more about our financial practices and view our budget and audit documents.

 

Board Meetings

A five-member Board of Directors sets policy within the Camrosa service area. Directors are elected to four- year staggered terms, with elections held in odd-numbered years. Each member of the Board is elected at-large but represents a specific Division within the District. Meet our current Board, virtually.

The Board schedule is typically two meetings per month on Thursday evenings at our district office. Board agendas indicate what items will be heard; proceedings of past meetings are also available. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

    

Water Quality

Every year, Camrosa’s lab staff prepare our annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) that presents the findings of extensive water quality testing meant to ensure your water is safe and healthy to drink. And each year, Camrosa meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. You can obtain the 2016 report online, or by calling our office for a paper copy. As we transition to more paperless systems, we will no longer automatically mail the report to customers every year; instead, we’ll send a reminder in June that the report will be available both online and in hard copy format starting July 1.

Transparency

Camrosa is committed to being transparent in our processes and policies. Find information about our financials, our Board, staff salaries and more by clicking on one of the links below: