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Cabin Water Maintenance/Leaks

Contact:  Dan Fritz             619-405-1452 


The MLIA’s Water System Maintenance Supervisor is Dan Fritz. He monitors, maintains, and repairs the water system supply lines, meters, and shut-off valves. Please contact Dan IMMEDIATELY if you discover any problems or leaks with the water system or individual meters. If you have a question or problem (leak) regarding the MLIA portion of the water system please contact Dan

Cabin Water Billing

Your bill for dues and water fees will be sent via email on October 1st. Please be sure that is in your contact list so the bill won’t go to spam. The bill will be sent to the email you indicated when we did the email verification in August. You have 30 days from the date of issue to pay the bill.

You may pay your bill via check or online using Zelle. See the instructions below:


If you want to pay online, the Mount Laguna Chase Bank account accepts money from Zelle. We can’t accept PayPal or individual credit cards at this time. You can pay online with Zelle if you already have online banking set up with your bank or credit union. If not, we recommend you pay with a check, as in the past.

To pay with Zelle, do the following:

  1. Go online to your bank or credit union and access your account
  2. Look in the menu options for “Send Money with Zelle”
  3. Access the Zelle menu. Click “Send Money”
  4. Under “Select Recipient” enter Mount Laguna (be sure that the fine print says
  5. Click “Send and Invite”
  6. Enter the amount of your bill and select which account it’s being sent from
  7. “Review” the transaction.
  8. Complete your transaction and the money is sent!

Most banks and credit unions support Zelle, but if your bank or credit union doesn’t support Zelle it will be easier for you to send a check. The address for sending checks is on the invoice.

Cabin Water Service

The Mount Laguna Improvement Association works diligently throughout the year to bring reliable and safe water to every cabin on the mountain. The MLIA is responsible for the water system from the well to the water meter box. The cabin owner is responsible for the water lines and faucets from the meter box shut-off valve into the cabin.

Guard against unnoticed leaks by checking your water meter at least once a year and preferably more often.

  • Turn off all the water faucets in your cabin.
  • Turn on your water valve at the meter. The needle on the meter should NOT show any movement.
  • If the meter is moving it indicates that water is running and you have a leak that you are responsible for.

Remember, cabin owners are responsible to pay all fees resulting from water used due to unnecessary leakage.

Winter Water Precautions

Winter can be especially hard on water pipes with weather freezes causing pipe breaks. The cabin owner is responsible for all fees for water used when pipes break or leak. Precautions are necessary for the cabin owner’s portion of the water system whenever the cabin is left unattended.

  1. Properly wrap insulation around exposed pipes.
  2. Shut off the water valve at the meter EVERY time you leave your cabin.
  3. Drain all water pipes (both hot and cold) & hot water heater. Leave valves open.
  4. Put a small amount of “anti-freeze” in each drain trap, toilet bowl, and toilet tank to help prevent freezing.

If you are unable to take these precautions yourself, please arrange to have someone do these for you.

$$ saving tip: At least once a year (preferably more often) turn off all the water faucets in your cabin. Then turn on your water valve at the meter. The meter should NOT indicate that water is running. If the meter is moving, you have a leak that you are responsible for.  Contact Dan Fritz, water system maintenance supervisor with any water problems 619-405-1452 (cell) or email:

Water System Reports

The Mount Laguna Improvement Association has completed and submitted the 2021 MLIA Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). This is the most recent available report. The report was approved by the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health. It has been sent to the State office also.

MLIA water users can review the CCR reports by clicking on the following links:

Emergency Response Plan and Emergency Notification Plan

As a water utility, MLIA has in place plans to respond to emergencys and to communicate to system users. At the following link, you can find the latest plan: 

Watch the progress on refurbishing the Los Huecos water tank in 2016.

Dismantling the tank.

Dismantling the old tank

Base of the tank.

Bottom of the tank

Inside walls of the tank before being refurbished.

Inside old LH water tank

Base of the refurbished tank.

Base of refurbished tank

The first 8′ of tank panels.

The first 8' of refurbished tank

Both panels of the refurbished tank.

Two rows of panels installed on tank