Calling Paul Revere!
The following was sent by Rob Shipe, a Los Osos resident who’s volunteering his time and energy to SAFE to help his fellow Los Osos 45ers prepare for the upcoming April 28 CDO hearing. SAFE is planning on getting this and other information flyers out into the community by tabling at various spots. Or even have volunteers walk their neighborhoods to get the information flyers out to to their neighbors. Since the stated intention of the RWQCB is to target the entire prohibition zone, everyone in the community needs to get educated before the April 28th hearing. Volunteers wishing to help should contact Rob Shipe at LosOsosCDO#Gmail.com or by calling 528-6722.
Cease & Desist Order Information – Wrong Method
Misapplied according to Water Board Enforcement Procedures guidelines not illegally applied.
Strongest enforcement measure the Water Board has. These are not intended to be the first step in non-emergency cases.
Meant for major polluters, not residences with properly working septic tanks
Water Board wrongly believes that measures passed in 1983 constitute fair warning to individuals.
ALL residents, property owners, and businesses in Prohibition Zone will be prosecuted ASAP.
Cease & Desist Order Information – Effects of Pumping
1200-gallon average septic tanks in 5000 homes and businesses pumping six times per year means 36M gallons of water will be removed from our Upper Aquifer. Solids removed will reduce that total, but when tank is cleaned and re-pumped, that will increase water removed.
That water will no longer be available for Ag Exchange Program in new Los Osos Water Plan.
5,000 pumps every other month equal about 100 pumps per day, six days per week.
A conservative $300 per pump X six pumps per year X 5000 homes and businesses equals $9 Million Dollars per year that will be spend in Los Osos BEFORE we have a sewer, septic management plan or water plan. Over 27 million dollars through the end of 2009.
A missed pumping date, for any reason, can result in fines of $1000 per day until pumped.
Cease & Desist Order Information – Unintended Consequences
CDOs are attached to you and your property. They will lower property values and make property loans smaller and more difficult.
If you work within the Prohibition Zone including home based business, your company is subject to the CDO as well. It will make it difficult to do business with government entities.
It may not affect you or your company, but what about your neighbors.
Cease & Desist Order Information – Solutions
Water Board believes Los Osos residents have pulled the rug out of every previous sewer plan and will again. CSD will have their proposal ready for vote by the end of summer. Dissolution will mean Los Osos Residents have effectively stopped yet another sewer plan.
Since 1983, the Water Board mandated a Septic System Management Program, a Waste Water Treatment Facility and a Water Management Plan. NONE have been implemented.
Water Board is trying to wake up community to institute measures called for in 83-12 and 83-13.
Write to the Water Board and all elected officials supporting a Septic System Management Program instead of CDOs and pumping. It is a better alternative and will move us closer to full compliance. The CSD has been told they need state or county authority to implement program. They are currently working on other means of implementation.
We All Must Support Clean Water
Demand/ Support action from CSD board to move forward with a Septic System Management Program, a Waste Water Treatment Facility and a Water Management Plan. Not just a sewer.
Nitrates accumulate. They don’t just go away. They need to be treated or dissipated.
Educate yourself and others with facts. Resist repeating hearsay or rumor.
The community needs to support the end results: Clean Water.
Los Osos Needs To Move Forward
Community needs to stop CDOs and support the entire town.. Support your neighbors
We can control out future, we can not control our past. Forgive past opponents and join as allies.
There is no solution everyone will like, but there is a solution we can all live with. We need to work together and we need to compromise. Los Osos is more important than any of our opinions
Sources to help you educate yourself
On Line sources of information.
Info on Cease & Desist Order and water documents: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/centralcoast
Water Board’s Enforcement Policy: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/plnspols/docs/wqep.doc
California Water Code: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/calawquery?codesection=wat&codebody=&hits=20
Information on Sea Water Intrusion: http://losososcsd.org/pdf/SWIntrusionFinalGrant.pdf
Information on Basin Plan/ Water Management: http://losososcsd.org/pdf/Julydraft.pdf
Information on LOCSD Wastewater Plan: http://losososcsd.org/wwp/index.html
LOCSD Committee Meetings – Everything Starts Here
Where you can get first hand information and updates on almost every topic.
EMERGENCY SERVICES ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW/Meetings held 3rd Tuesday PARKS AND RECREATION5 PM – CDF Station Meetings held 2nd ThursdayJulie Tacker – Board Liaison 7 PM – CSD Office
Chuck Cesena – Board Liaison
Meeting held 1st & 3rd Tuesdays GRANTS/FUNDING
6:30 PM – CSD Office AD HOC COMMITTEE
John Fouche & Steve Senet– Board Liaisons Meetings held 2nd & 4th Tuesday
6:30pm – CSD OfficeFINANCE COMMITTEE Lisa Schicker – Board LiaisonMeetings held Mondays 5:30 PM – CSD Office OUTREACHSteve Senet – Board Liaison AD HOC COMMITTEE Meetings held TBD
WATER OPS/DRAINAGE Time – Location Meeting held 2nd Wednesday Julie Tacker – Board Liaison
6:30pm – CSD Office John Fouche – Board Liaison
Los Osos CSD Contact List
Lisa Schicker, President Julie Tacker, Director
528-3268 firstname.lastname@example.org 528-7242 windmmailto:email@example.com
CDO Defense Contact List
Prohibition Zone Legal Defense Fund CDO Information Rob Shipe
Help CDO defendants obtain legal assistance 528-6772 LosOsosCDO@Gmail.com
Make donations accepted at Coast National Bank
Or mail to: PZLDF PZLDF President Bill Moylan
PO Box 6095 528-2324 firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Osos, CA 93412
PZLDF Legal Liaison Alan Marytn