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Upcoming Rate Increases

Penalty Rate Increase: After careful consideration, we have deemed it necessary to increase our penalty rates in order to keep pace with the associated administrative costs. The cost of our late penalty has not been raised in many years, and it is no longer covering...

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Landscaping Competition Winner – Denise Gastel

Calimesa homeowner Denise Gastel has won the FireResistant Landscaping Competition hosted by South Mesa Water Company. Her attractive, well-designed, and waterwise garden ranked the highest for the presence of fire-resistant plants, strategically placed pathways and rock, called “defensible space” and overall aesthetics.

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Fire-Resistant Landscaping Competition

SMWC invites its shareholders/customers to enter its Fire-Resistant Landscaping Competition. Fire-Resistant Landscaping uses strategically placed fire-resistant plants and defensible space to resist the spread of fire to your home.

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SMWC Maps Out Water Supply Reliability

South Mesa Water Company will soon be listed as an “urban water system” under California’s classification system, a significant milestone in its growth as a water provider to communities in Calimesa and Yucaipa. “Being designated an urban water system comes with more stringent governance and reporting requirements . . .

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SMWC Rolls Out 3-Point Drought Plan

South Mesa Water Company is rolling out a three-point drought plan for the areas of Yucaipa and Calimesa it serves. “This is significant in light of the latest U.S. Drought Monitor update which shows nearly all of California is in some stage of drought as the state braces for dry and hot summer.”

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COVID-19 Update

Thank you for being a valued customer. Amid ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus COVID-19, South Mesa Water Company is closely monitoring the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and has taken several precautionary measures for the health and...

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Office Closing

Due to current public health concerns over the COVID-19 virus, South Mesa Water Company is taking steps to limit the spread of the virus. The front office will be closed to walk-in customers until further notice. If you are making a payment by cash (all monies will be...

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