Where does our water come from?
Gorgoza Mutual Water Company presently has nine wells and one naturally flowing spring.
What are my payment options?
In addition to traditional payment by check, we offer several payment options through Xpress Billpay. You can remit payment with credit card or as direct withdrawals from your bank account. In addition to payment options, you will be able to access account details such as payment history, meter readings and water use. Please see the Xpress Billpay tab above for more information.
A drop box is conveniently located in our parking lot, for those of you who would prefer saving a stamp.
Can I put my water account in the name of my tenant?
Shareholders are strongly encouraged to NOT put their water account in the name of their tenant because the shareholder is ultimately responsible for payment of all assessments, late fees and penalties if the account is not kept current. Furthermore, water service to the address may be terminated. However, if a shareholder insists, they may complete a Renter’s Agreement , and return to Gorgoza Mutual Water Co. to have the billing information changed to the tenant’s name and address.
Why are tanker trucks in Pinebrook?
You may have wondered about tanker trucks you have seen entering and leaving Pinebrook. Parts of the Gorgoza system are more than 40 years old. The Company completed a comprehensive study of its assets in 2017 to identify useful lives and repair and replacement costs. That study illuminated the need to increase the Company’s capital reserves to approximately $3,000,000 by the year 2030.
Coincidentally, Gorgoza was approached by the parent company of Mount Olympus Water about the possibility of purchasing water from Gorgoza’s spring water source to supplement their spring water production.
The Gorgoza Board recognized that this might be a way to fund part of our capital reserve needs. The Board carefully reviewed our current and historic water system yields and demands, and determined that the system we have built up over years has source capacities and redundancies well in excess of current and projected needs. In other words, Gorgoza has sufficient source capacity to sell water to Mount Olympus without compromising its ability to meet all obligations to its shareholders.
A few summary points:
• The sales price to the purchaser is significantly higher than what shareholders pay.
• The annual volume of water sold represents only 2-3% of our total annual volume of water delivered to shareholders.
• Water deliveries are restricted to daylight hours on weekdays, with no idling of the trucks while the tanks are being filled.
• The Company’s highest obligation is to its shareholders. The arrangement with this purchaser is for the sale of surplus water, and will be curtailed or cut-off entirely if needed to protect local needs.
Fax #: 435.649.8126
Emergency #: 435.649.2527