Is Lake Hemet Municipal Water District (LHMWD) doing a good job?

Created by LLE on Apr 13, 2010

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local res

Hemet, CA

#21 Aug 7, 2010
sounds like devils avd. might be joe from the water co. no mater how you put it your heartless.....
Bonzo Jay

United States

#22 Aug 17, 2010
Im not a resident of the Lake Hemet area, however I have had many run ins with the water district. I wonder how many residents have been to Lake Hemet Campground wich is currently being controlled by the water district? The Water Distric Workers and staff are a bunch of egotistical people that could care less about the people, residents, or nature for that matter. They walk around passing out fines for some of the dumbest reasons...but hey it's a posted fine. I have been going there for close to 30 years and in times past it was always great with a family atmosphere... now all the water district folks look down there noses at you. Not to mention....are lake hemet folks aware of "tool box" its and area off the fire access roads off of highway 74. It used to be open for camping and shooting and other recreation....imagine my dis-belief to find that it has been plotted for a road to be put in, trees are being removed in great numbers, and it is scheduled and approved for HOUSES TO BE BUILT IN THERE !!!!!! WAY TO GO !!! LETS KILL OFF MORE RESOURCES !!!!!
treehugger

Moreno Valley, CA

#23 Dec 13, 2010
I went to the meeting to hear them discuss the water delivery charges. Valle Vista, bend over and grab your ankles, cuz you are taking it up the a**.
TheInsider

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Apr 2, 2011
No Lake Hemet is not doing a good job. Hemet residents are charged more for their water than anyone else. EMWD customers don't pay as much as LHMWD customers. The monthly billing was a ploy because LHMWD was raising the water rates. This was done because they were told that if they raised their water rates, they would get a better rating for their bond request. The BOND was for capitol improvements which have not been done, yet they have a large reserve of cash in the bank. Approx 23 million. The new water meters they are going to is also a sham. Larry Minor, who sits on the Board of Directors also has a financial interest in the company that makes the meters. As for Angler's Little Lake, it was proposed that the lake be turned over to Valley Wide for recreational purposes. Valley Wide turned down the offer as Larry Minor sits on both boards and didn't want to be caught up in a conflict of interest. Devils Advocate, it is apparent you are employed by Lake Hemet Water District. Refute these facts and use hard evidence. LHMWD employes have no respect for Tom Waggoner and talk trash about him openly. Supposedly Tom told them that he had to have his sister fight his battles for him when he was a kid in school. Why tell your employees something like that?
SMALL FISH

Glendora, CA

#25 Apr 5, 2011
SMELLS LIKE CORRUPTION !!!!!!
I THANK THE BOARD IS RAN BY THE GOOD OLD BOYS .... THE RATES ARE HIGH FOR EVERYONE BUT THERE FRIENDS ......
DancinDonut

Fillmore, CA

#26 Apr 5, 2011
The Insider, I have no clue who you are. But I will say this, I personally know at least 6 people working for the water district. They do not talk about Tom Waggoner behind his back. In fact they have a lot of respect for him.
But I do have a idea who you are getting your information from and they are snitches, tattletales, and like to create as much drama as they can.
I actually think the Management Company that LH turned over Anglers Lake and Lake Hemet too, will do a much better job.
I will also refute you on rates. I am paying more for my water now under EMWD, than I was with LHWD.
The "smart meters" everyone is going with those. The smart meters will phase out a lot of jobs though and there still out on how accurate they are.
rabills

Moreno Valley, CA

#27 May 13, 2011
I see most of the company trucks parked for periods of hours at there homes. And during working hrs. Doesnt there superiorvisor question there whereabouts or they allowed to do what they want? Its no wonder the rates are high. Maybe they should also look into work practices, since everyone else is cutting back. Why are they allowed to bring company vehicles to there homes?
Chuck

Hemet, CA

#28 May 13, 2011
rabills wrote:
I see most of the company trucks parked for periods of hours at there homes. And during working hrs. Doesnt there superiorvisor question there whereabouts or they allowed to do what they want? Its no wonder the rates are high. Maybe they should also look into work practices, since everyone else is cutting back. Why are they allowed to bring company vehicles to there homes?
Start taking photos/video of it. There's a local news agency that's interested in this type of stuff.
DancinDonut

Fillmore, CA

#29 May 15, 2011
Many are allowed to take work trucks home because they work the "late shift". What that means if you need services in the evening they will come to fix it.If there is a leak, they need to get to it.

LH has cut back, do not think they have not...just because they have raise their rates does not mean they have not cut back. Take the smart meters being installed, that is a way to cut back. Less people are needed to read them.

I will say this, LH has a lot of problems, but most of it is political,and drama.
caramelcream

Hemet, CA

#30 Dec 10, 2011
Seems like devil advocate has a stake or should I say there hand in the water jar. This person commited on every complaint that is on this website. The city of Hemet bills its customers every other month, so I don't know where you live talking about monthly billing, you need to sit down or go somewhere, like Lake Hemet and Jump in
Junglebear

Hemet, CA

#31 Jan 22, 2012
i took samples of the water to 2 pool shops in Hemet and they told me after testing it that i would be better off getting the water out of San Jacinto water districts sewer system cleaning plant on Sanderson, they said the water in the sewer was cleaner than what we are drinking and washing with coming from hemet
Mountainbike Mike

Hemet, CA

#32 May 10, 2012
To TheInsider,

First, Larry M. didn't care about a conflict of interest! It just didn't work out the way he planned. Taking Angler's Lake from the people that owned the lease for decades was all Larry M. all the way.

The mean stuff said about Tom Waggoner is B.S. If the employees are saying stuff behind his back it would be because they lack the intelligence and hard work he put into a long career that has allowed him to rise to the top. He is a good man and an asset to the Hemet community.
Concerned Customer

Wildomar, CA

#33 May 24, 2013
Someone needs to teach the CSR's some customer service skills, especially Joyce. She likes to laugh at customers when they get there water shut off instead of being understanding. I am going to make sure this gets reported!
yuk

Yucaipa, CA

#35 May 24, 2013
Lake Hemet has held their rates pretty steady. City of Hemet is much higher. I know for some customers since the price of water has gone up, paying for one month at a time is easier to handle. I don't know if they do their billing this way, but some do the actual reading every 3 months using past years at an averaging tool. Then the bill is adjusted. I didn't like this at first, but they were pretty right on and not much adjusting was needed. Some water companies have hand held reading devices,(just need to drive by) and even electronic, from street to office, to help with the cost of labor. Initial investment is steep tho. You could always pay forward and run a credit balance if you are afraid of getting service charges. We have vacant property and get to pay for services we have never used, but is there if we want it--and that includes sewer. Tom Wagoner is an ethical, honest man. Everything is getting so expensive it's a pain in the butt.

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