July 1, 2014
We have implemented an exciting new service that will allow you to:
July 1, 2014
District staff will be available to assist Customers on the phone or in person at the office between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday-Thursday and 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM PM on Fridays. If you leave a message the District will be returning phone calls in the order received. Please bear with us during this very difficult drought situation.
June 25 2014
June 24 2014
On June 23rd, the Board of Directors adopted a resolution revising shortage measures to reflect the supply improvement available to the District’s municipal (Residential, Rural, Commercial and Public Institutional) customer classes. Beginning July 1st, all of these customer classes will have their bimonthly allotments revised to 85% of their historic use, based on the average use of the prior three unconstrained water years
June 24 2014
The purpose of this Resolution is to supersede the previously adopted water shortage emergency measures, to equitably distribute the available water to the District's customers and to ensure an adequate supply for human consumption, sanitation and fire protection. This Resolution is adopted pursuant to Water Code Section 350 and following, and is effective July 1, 2014.
Important Drought Notice, Revised Shortage Measures
- February 15, 2014
Water year 2014 is coming up short on supply with precipitation numbers being the lowest ever since records have been kept. As a result of these dry conditions, on Friday, January 17, Governor Brown declared a drought state of emergency urging Californians to reduce their water use by 20%.
The intent of the Governor’s declaration is to encourage State agencies, as well as the general public, to be better prepared for some of the anticipated consequences of drought conditions. Named in the proclamation were probable impacts to farming communities, drinking water shortages and increased vulnerability to wildfires. The Governor encourages everyone to “conserve water in every way possible”.
The Bella Vista Water District contracts for water from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Central Valley Project (CVP). At this time it is anticipated that Reclamation will announce the 2014 CVP Water Supply Allocation on February 20, 2014 for the 2014 year which begins on March 1st, 2014l. Given the dire hydrology and water storage conditions combined with regulatory requirements that have reduced the yield from the Central Valley Project, the District is preparing for historically low water supply allocations. It is likely that zero water will be made available for agricultural irrigation and only a minimal quantity available for all other purposes in order to meet basic public health a safety needs pursuant to Reclamation’s Municipal and Industrial Water Shortage Policy. The announcement and related CVP allocation information will be posted on the Central Valley Project Water Supply website :
We can't make it rain, but we can all do our part to conserve. Learn more at saveourh2o.org
Regular Board of Directors meetings will be held on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the District office located at 11368 E. Stillwater Way, Redding, California, and are open to the public.