Westborough Water District
The mission of the Westborough Water District (WWD) is to provide a stable supply of high quality safe drinking water at a fair price to all customers of the district. In addition, the district has the mission to provide reliable sewer service through the North San Mateo County Sanitation District. The Board, the staff and all employees of the Westborough Water District are committed to providing its customers with high quality, cost-effective and environmentally sensitive customer service.
Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm
(limited parking available)
2263 Westborough Boulevard
So. San Francisco, CA 94080
P.O. Box 2747
So. San Francisco, CA 94083-2747
We now have a Deaf-friendly staff member who can assist our customers who might need this service. Please contact Jennifer Genato for more assistance.
BOARD MEETING AGENDA AND ITEMS:
ONLINE PAYMENTS NOW AVAILABLE!
The Westborough Water District is now offering our new ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM. Now you can securely view or pay your bi-monthly bill by using our safe and secure system with 24-hour access. You can make a one-time or sign up for reoccurring payments using your Visa or MasterCard, as well as personal checks. You can also view your charges and usage history.
Check it out! Please click on Pay below to access your account using our new
ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING YOUR ANNUAL SEWER SERVICE CHARGES
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018
REMEMBER: The water usage reflected on your March 15, 2017, bill will be used to calculate your annual sewer charges being assessed on your property tax bill for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. Any petitions for adjustments due to increased usage must be due to an uncontrollable event or personal emergency and need to be received by the Westborough Water District no later than May 15, 2017.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING RATES
The Westborough Water District (W.W.D.) Board of Directors is set to consider proposed water and sewer rate increases at a public hearing scheduled for 7:30 pm, Thursday, July 13, 2017.
The new rates will become effective July 1, 2017 (retroactively), and will be reflected in bills issued in early September 2017.
CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT UPDATE
Governor Brown Lifts Drought Emergency, Retains Prohibition on Wasteful Practices
SACRAMENTO � Following unprecedented water conservation and plentiful winter rain and snow, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today ended the drought state of emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, such as watering during or right after rainfall.
�This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,� said Governor Brown. �Conservation must remain a way of life.�
Executive Order B-40-17 lifts the drought emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne, where emergency drinking water projects will continue to help address diminished groundwater supplies. Today�s order also rescinds two emergency proclamations from January and April 2014 and four drought -related executive orders issued in 2014 and 2015.
Executive Order B-40-17 builds on actions taken in Executive Order B-37-16. which remains in effect, to continue making water conservation a way of life in California:
- The State Water Resources Control Board will maintain urban water use reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices such as watering during or after rainfall, hosing off sidewalks and irrigating ornamental turf on public street medians.
- The state will continue its work to coordinate a statewide response on the unprecedented bark beetle outbreak in drought-stressed forests that has killed millions of trees across California.
In a related action, state agencies today issued a plan to continue to make conservation a way of life in California. as directed by Governor Brown in May 2016. The framework requires new legislation to establish long-term water conservation measures and improved planning for more frequent and severe droughts.
Although the severely dry conditions that afflicted much of the state starting in the winter of 2011-12 are gone. damage from the drought will linger for years in many areas. The drought reduced farm production in some regions, killed an estimated 100 million trees, harmed wildlife and disrupted drinking water supplies for many rural communities. The consequences of millions of dead trees and the diminished groundwater basins will continue to challenge areas of the state for years.
The full text of today’s executive order can be found here.
California�s Drought Response
The drought that spanned water years 2012 through 2016 included the driest four-year statewide precipitation on record (2012-2015) and the smallest Sierra-Cascades snowpack on record (2015, with 5 percent of average). It was marked by extraordinary heat: 2014, 2015 and 2016 were California�s first, second and third warmest year in terms of statewide average temperatures.
The state responded to the emergency with actions and investments that also advanced the California Water Action Plan. the Administration�s five-year blueprint for more reliable, resilient water systems to prepare for climate change and population growth. To advance the priorities of the Water Action Plan and respond to drought, the voters passed a comprehensive water bond. the Legislature appropriated and accelerated funding and state agencies accelerated grants and loans to water projects.
California also enacted the historic Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. took action to improve measurement and management of water, retrofitted tens of thousands of inefficient toilets, replaced lawns with water-wise landscaping and provided safe drinking water to impacted communities.
Californians also responded to the drought with tremendous levels of water conservation, including a nearly 25 percent average reduction in urban water use across the state.