At the December meeting of the Pine Cove Water District, Director and Board President Mike Esnard was re-elected for 2015 while directors Lou Padula and Robert Hewitt switched offices. Hewitt will be the next vice president and Padula board secretary.

Esnard, who joined the board in February 2007, was elected president in June 2013 and re-elected in December 2013.

Hewitt has been a director since 2012 and began his first full term in 2013. Padula, who joined the board in 2005, is in his third term.

In water business, General Manager Jerry Holldber reported that staff had discovered a significant leak in the Logan Creek area, which has been repaired. This is largely responsible for the large volume of unaccounted-for water during the past couple of billing periods, he said.

Water usage was 2.5 million gallons during November, 400,000 gallons greater than last year. Since January, the PCWD’s usage has been 30.9 million gallons, 1.2 million more than the same period last year and the largest production volume since 2009.

Holldber also reported that the level of the PCWD’s static well, no. 10, is still at 117 feet. Despite the drought, the well level has not fallen for about three months, since October.