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NOTICE OF JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF RMWD
Many RMWD customers recently received in the mail a legal document called “Notice of Entry of Judgment” for Superior Court Case No. 37-2014-00083195-CU-BT-CTL, Eugene G. Plantier as Trustee of the Plantier Family Trust, Progressive Properties Incorporated, and Premium Development, LLC, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. Ramona Municipal Water District. A copy of this document can be found by clicking on this link: Notice of Entry of Judgment
This court-ordered mailing came from the lawyers who brought a class action lawsuit against RMWD on behalf of Mr. Eugene Plantier, Progressive Properties, and Premium Development, representing sewer ratepayers. This Notice of Entry of Judgment advises all class members that trial of the case is now over, and includes the Court’s decision in favor of RMWD and against the plaintiffs. The mailing was required by the Court to notify all member of the class about the outcome of the case. Those receiving the notice were to include all RMWD customers who paid a sewer service charge on or after November 22, 2012, were customers of the District before April 13, 2015, and did not opt out of the class before November 2, 2015.
No district funds were used in preparing this mailing; it was paid for by the plaintiffs.
What customers should understand from reading the Notice of Entry of Judgment and Judge Taylor’s ruling (Judgment and Order - “Exhibit A”) is that the Court found in RMWD’s favor following trial of the case. The lawsuit was divided into two phases. In Phase 1, the Court examined whether the plaintiffs exhausted their administrative remedies, as required, before bringing the lawsuit. Phase 2 was to cover plaintiffs’ remaining challenges to RMWD’s past sewer service charges. The Notice of Entry of Judgment explains that on November 3, 2015, the Court ruled in favor of RMWD, and against the class, on Phase 1. The Court found that plaintiffs’ failure to submit any protest during any of the annual Proposition 218 hearings before RMWD’s elected Board on sewer service charges barred the class action lawsuit challenging those sewer service charges. Consequently, the Court dismissed the lawsuit against RMWD. This decision in Phase 1 precluded the need for a trial regarding Phase 2 (the rest of the lawsuit).
RMWD’s Board will review the case in more detail at its January 12, 2016 Board of Directors meeting. Any questions or comments regarding this lawsuit can be asked during the Board Meeting’s public comment period.
Please call 760-788-2200 if you would like to request
a printed copy of the 2015 Water Quality Report.
UPDATE: As of March 1, 2016, the SWRCB set the conservation target for RMWD at 20 percent reduction.
Mandatory Water Conservation beginsJune 1, 2015
On April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued a series of executive orders to address California’s ongoing drought, including establishing a goal to reduce urban potable water use by 25 percent statewide. The governor’s action was in response to unprecedented drought conditions that have caused record low water levels in state water reservoirs and only 5 percent of historical snowfall levels recorded in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
In response to the governor’s call to action, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on May 5, 2015, adopted emergency regulations mandating all urban water suppliers cut potable water use by 8 to 36 percent depending on their residential gallons-per-capita-per-day average from July-September 2013. The SWRCB set the Ramona Municipal Water District’s reduction target at 28 percent. Now, for the first time in the history of California, mandatory water conservation restrictions are in place statewide.
All RMWD customers must now reduce water use by 28 percent based on their 2013 usage. Mandatory conservation began June 1, 2015. As a result of state action, the following practices are now prohibited:
In addition, restaurants should only serve water to customers upon request and hotels/motels must offer their guests the option to not have their linens and towels laundered daily, and prominently display this option in each guest room.
Ramona Municipal Water District is asking all customers to continue to do their part to save water. Please check your bill for your water use in units or gallons per day. One “unit” equals 748 gallons of water. The target is to reduce your use by 28 percent.
More ways to save water include:
In the RMWD service area, there are no watering schedules based on even or odd-numbered addresses. Customers must irrigate before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. to reduce water loss due to evaporation.
Keep in mind that RMWD does not have jurisdiction over property owners who use well water.
The watering schedule restrictions do not apply to the following:
Thank you for your support of water conservation. Each individual effort adds up and helps to protect our water supply as the drought continues. For more information, please visit our Drought Frequently Asked Questions page.
Drought Response Level 2: Drought Alert Condition
The Ramona Municipal Water District declared a Drought Response Level 2: Drought Alert Condition on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. These mandatory water conservation measures apply during a Drought Alert Condition:
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