That’s what 70 residents from both older and newer community members gathered to find out on Water Education Day, February 26th, 2017. This was the very first of a series of events organized by the Ad Hoc Committee on Water spearhead by Lynda Grose.

Homes in Muir Beach
Gallons of Water

Muir Beach faces the following challenges:

According to LAFCO:

  • Since 2009 MB water use has increased while population growth has remained stagnant
  • Peak Day demand increased by 24.5%
  • Average per day per connection allowed is 144 gallons
  • MB water use is outpacing water production capacity under drought conditions by 2023 without conservation
  • MB wells have a direct effect on Redwood Creek causing isolated pooling in summer affecting endangered wildlife populations
  • Conserving water and maintaining water revenues
  • Finding $ for necessary improvements
  • Conflict between water diversion permit, tiered water rates + restrictions on tiered water rates (prop 218)

If you weren’t able to attend, check out our presenters slide shows!


Wondering where your water comes from?

Get Mary Halley’s presentation on the water that gave birth to our community.


Don't quite understand your water billing?

Check out Greg Kidd’s presentation on pricing.


What would the bushmen of the Kalahari have to teach us about resiliency?

James Workman shares how we own a human right to water and how we can responsibly manage it.