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Utilities Department (Water & Wastewater)

Call Before You Dig!

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Planting, trenching or digging?  Please call before you dig!  Buried utility lines may be located anywhere on your property and if you have a project of any size that requires digging, California law requires that a call first be made to 811.  When you call 811 at least two days before digging, a professional will mark your underground utility lines – including water, electric and gas – with color coded markings to help keep you safe. The service is free of charge and is available for both homeowners and construction contractors. For more information, go to California North 811.

Utilities Department Staff

The Utilities Department is managed by Jim Green, Utilities Department Manager, and supported by Tristan Reaper, Program Manager.

Connection Permits

All new connections, including connections that are the result of active service transfers, must be permitted by the Utilities Department. Please download and complete the following permit package and return all information and documents to the Utilities Department Manager at 5500 Heath Lane, Cambria, Calif. 93428, or email

Connection Permit Application Packet (UED1, WWD1)

Equivalent Dwelling Units

"Equivalent dwelling unit" or "EDU" - The average water usage for a single-family residence, as determined by the district, constitutes one EDU. The table of equivalent dwelling units determines the number of EDUs (or fraction thereof) attributable to a particular use on a parcel of land.

Table of Equivalent Dwelling Units
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