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New! Pay Your Bill Online!

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new feature that will make managing your water bills easier and more convenient than ever before. Starting today, you can now pay your water bill online with just a few clicks!

Why Online Bill Payments?

  • Convenience: Say goodbye to the hassle of writing checks or mailing payments. With our secure online payment system, you can make payments anytime, anywhere, from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Speed: Online payments are processed quickly, ensuring that your payment reaches us promptly.
  • Eco-Friendly: Going digital with your bill payments means fewer paper statements and envelopes, which is better for the environment.

How to Make an Online Payment:

It’s incredibly easy! Simply visit our Pay your Water Bill Online page. (This page is also accessible in the top menu under “My Account”.) You’ll be guided through a straightforward process to complete your payment securely. To keep costs down, we accept online payments exclusively through ACH (eCheck). This secure payment method ensures your transactions are processed efficiently and cost-effectively. Your online payment is processed securely using industry-standard encryption to protect your sensitive information.

What’s Next?

We understand that you may want to access your account history online as well, and we’re actively working on making that feature available to you. While it’s in development, our current system allows us to provide payment links for your convenience. We are committed to continuously improving your experience and we appreciate your patience as we strive to enhance our online services for you.

Coleman Engineering to Design our New Water System!

During our 2022 Annual Meeting, Jon Kaminsky of Coleman Engineering gave a special presentation on the Engineering Services they will provide to design our new & improved water infrastructure! A Grant through the California State Waterboard, now estimated at $618,000, will be funding this in its entirety.

He also presented us a Statement of Qualifications / RFQ document that outlines the improvements needed for the Lake Francis Estates water system, and their qualifications to design it. We are pleased to have obtained an electronic copy for our members which can be viewed and downloaded here.

Jon welcomed any questions our Members may have, especially those who might not have been able to attend his presentation. If you have any questions, please submit them here and we will be happy to forward them to him.

Urgent – Conserve Water NOW

20 Ways to Save Water NOW

As you may have heard, several wells in our immediate community have recently run dry due to the prolonged drought we have endured this year, including wells that have never run dry before.  Therefore, it is critical that we pull together as a community and immediately conserve as much water as possible through December.  How can we do this? Here are 21 ways, listed mostly by importance.

1. MOST IMPORTANT: Reduce Yard Irrigation

Or if possible shut off all irrigation completely and hand water distressed plants instead. Yard irrigation uses up more water than any other household use, so this step alone will be more helpful than all other steps listed below.

2. Don’t water your walkways or driveways

Position your sprinklers so that water lands only your lawn or garden, not in areas where it does no good. Also, avoid watering on windy days when much of your water may be carried off to the streets and sidewalks. Please keep in mind that LFMWC has a fiduciary duty to impose fines on those who repeatedly waste water in this manner.

3. Use a broom to clean driveways, sidewalks and steps

Using a hose wastes hundreds of gallons of water.

4. Check your toilet for leaks 

Easy tip: Put a few drops of food coloring into the tank. If, without flushing, the coloring begins to appear in the toilet bowl, you have a leak that may be wasting more than 100 gallons of water a day.

5. Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets, and couplings

Leaks outside the house are easier to ignore since they since they don’t mess up the floor or keep you awake at night. However, they can be even more wasteful than inside water leaks especially when they occur on your main water line. Even a small drip can waste 50 or more gallons of water a day.

6. Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors

Your hardware or plumbing supply store stocks inexpensive shower heads or flow restrictors that will cut your shower flow to about three gallons a minute instead of five to ten. They are easy to install, and your showers will still be cleansing and refreshing.

7. Take shorter showers

A typical shower uses five to ten gallons of water a minute. Limit your showers to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rise off.

8. Conserve cold tap water for other uses

While waiting for hot water from the tap, fill a bucket and then use the water for drinking, cooking, or to irrigate plants.

9. Put a plastic bottle in your toilet tank

Put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside a one liter bottle to weigh it down. Fill the rest of the bottle with water and put it in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanism. In an average home, the bottle may save five gallons or more of water every day without harming the efficiency of the toilet.

10. If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the water running for rinsing

If you have two sinks, fill one with rinse water. If you have only one sink, first gather all your washed dishes in a dish rack, then rinse them quickly with a spray device or a pan of water.

11. Turn off the water while shaving or brushing your teeth

Before brushing, wet your brush and fill a glass for rinsing your mouth. When shaving, fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of warm water in which to rinse your razor.

12. Use your automatic dishwasher or washing machine for full loads only

Every time you run your dishwasher, you use about 25 gallons of water. The typical washering machine uses 30 to 35 gallons per cycle.

13. Don’t let the faucet run while you clean vegetables

Rinse your vegetables instead in a bowl, tub or sink full of clean water.

14. Water your lawn only when it really needs it

Watering on a regular schedule doesn’t allow for cool spells or rainfall which reduce the need for watering. Step on some grass. If it springs back up when you move your foot, it doesn’t need water.

15. Stop using your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket

Every cigarette butt or tissue you flush away also flushes away five to seven gallons of water.

16. Water during the cool parts of the day

If you must water, do so early or very late in the day so as to prevent as much evaporation as possible.

17. Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants.

Mulch slows the evaporation of moisture and protects your plants from cold spells.

18. Install an automatic shutoff sprayer on the end of your hose

This will prevent water from flowing when you are watering from area to area.

19. Discourage children from playing with the hose and sprinklers

Children love to play under a hose or sprinkler on a hot day. Unfortunately, this practice is extremely wasteful of precious water and should be discouraged especially when we are facing drought conditions.

20. Take a soak in the tub

A partially filled tub uses less water than all but the shortest showers, and can be very relaxing too!