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May 2022 LOCSD ENEWS Online

2021 Consumer Confidence Report
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The Los Osos Community Services District provides quality water to a population of approximately 7,086 in Los Osos and Baywood Park area of the community.

In May 2022, our water customers will receive the annual consumer confidence report (CCR) by mail. This is a report on the water quality of the District’s water service area. The results are from water tested between January 1st and December 31st of 2021. 

The preparation of CCRs is required by Health & Safety Code §116470 and California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Article 20

Look in your mailbox for the CCR before the end of May 2022. If you have questions regarding the CCR, contact Margaret Falkner at 805-528-9376.

Water conservation is a way of life in Los Osos. 
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One way to conserve water is to monitor your usage and adjust accordingly. Remember that your water meter measures indoor and outdoor water usage. There is a device you can purchase that will help you monitor your water usage. It is the FLUME device and you can get a rebate from the Los Osos Community Services District to help. Visit FLUME's website for more details.


May of May 2022 California drought conditions

Remember that California remains in a drought. The San Luis Obispo County area is in a severe drought, as noted on the following drought monitor.

Click on the following link and see how the entire state is doing.

We appreciate your continued water conservation efforts.


Water Rate Increase

Water rate increase: At the April 7th Board of Director’s meeting, the Board tentatively approved a proposed water rate increase that had been introduced at the March 3rd meeting. The proposed rates were developed by a working group of community members and advisory groups that provide input to the District; the Financial Advisory Committee and Utilities Advisory Committee. LOCSD is proposing to phase in the proposed rate increases over three years to help minimize the annual impact on customers.

With the tentative approval of the rate increase, the Board directed staff to issue the appropriate public notice in accordance with Proposition 218 and set the hearing date for adoption at the June 2, 2022 Board of Director’s meeting.

Below is a table of the proposed rates:

Proposed Three-Year Water Rates

2021-22 (current)2022-232023-242024-25
Base FeeVolume$70.00$73.00$74.00$75.00
Tier 10 - 5 ccf$6.00$6.25$6.45$6.65
Tier 26 -10 ccf$7.75$8.10$8.40$8.65
Tier 311-20 ccf$9.50$9.90$10.25$10.55
Tier 4>20 ccf$11.25$11.70$12.10$12.45


Notice of Vacancy for Finance Advisory Committee

The Los Osos Community Services District Board of Directors is looking for two qualified individuals to fill vacancies on the  Finance Advisory Committee.

Applications of qualified individuals may be submitted to the Los Osos Community Services District office, 2122 9th Street, Suite 110, Los Osos, California, or mailed to P.O. Box 6064, Los Osos, California 93412.

An application form is available on the District website, at or call 805-528-9435 to receive a mailed form.

Applications will be reviewed and a selection made by the appointing Board members, Chuck Cesena and Troy Gatchell. This is a great opportunity to be involved in our community and part of our local government.

Upcoming Meetings for May 2022 and June 2022

Here is a list of the monthly Board, Utilities Advisory Committee, Finance Advisory Committee and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meetings:

  • Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - May 18, 2022 @5:30PM
  • **CANCELED**Emergency Services Advisory Committee Meeting - May 19, 2022 @5:30PM**CANCELED**
  • Finance Advisory Committee Meeting - May 31, 2022 @ 5:30PM
  • Board of Directors Meeting Open Session - June 2, 2022 @ 6PM - Streamed live on the Districts facebook page at
  • Utilities Advisory Committee Meeting - June 15, 2022 @5:30PM
  • Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting - June 21, 2022 @5:30PM
  • Finance Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, June 27, 2022 @ 5:30PM

For more information about the upcoming meetings for LOCSD, please go to our website, or click here

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