January 22, 201
The District’s “Water Year” and contracted supply from the Central Valley Project (CVP) runs from March 1st through February. The new water year with a new CVP water supply allocation will begin on March 1, 2015. The initial CVP water supply allocation will likely be determined and announced by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation at the end of February and the District’s new water year will begin on March 1st, 2015. Despite a wet December 2014 with above normal precipitation and even local flooding, major reservoirs levels remain well below normal. Because the initial water supply allocation is based on a conservative 90 percent exceedance forecast, the initial allocation is likely to be very low. It is important to keep conserving! The District’s adopted shortage measures, including excess use penalties of $1.00/HCF for water use exceeding individual account allotments will continue for now. The vast majority of District Customers have met or exceeded conservation objectives. Keep up the good work!
September 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 5:00 PM on Monday-Thursday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Fridays.
July 1, 2014
We have implemented an exciting new service that will allow you to:
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.