The District is installing new meters throughout the community.
The meters will allow us to implement a drive-by system for more efficiency and accuracy.
Help your community! Report leaks by calling 209-852-2331.
2013 WATER QUALITY REPORT
Water conservation is the most cost-effective and environmentally sound
way to reduce our demand for water. Using less water also puts less pressure on our sewage
treatment facilities, and uses less energy for water heating.
THE WATER AND ENERGY CONNECTION
Saving water also saves energy. 6.5% of the energy used in the state of
California is for pumping and treating water--in fact, pumping water
south (and uphill) in the State Water Project accounts for 2-3% of all
the electricity used in the state. And for your personal energy bill,
using less hot water saves on water heating. On the flip side, saving
energy and using alternative energy saves water--electricity production
from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is responsible for 39% of all
freshwater withdrawals in the nation.
WHAT CAN I DO?
There are many effective ways to conserve water in and around your home.
Look through this list for ways that will work for you.
Click here to see ways you can help:
LAKE Don Pedro CSD Public Hearing
Notice of Public Hearing
December 3, 2014 – 6:00 PM – Don Pedro High School Multipurpose Room located at 3090 Merced Falls Rd. in La Grange.
The level of Lake McClure is dangerously low and dropping daily. Over three years of drought have reduced the water stored in Lake McClure to less than 10% of capacity, and if substantial rain is not received this winter, the primary water supply for the Don Pedro community could be depleted by early spring 2015. This is a very serious situation requiring your immediate attention. The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District takes this situation and water shortage very seriously. Therefore at this hearing, we are proposing to adopt water use restrictions that will affect all customers of the District. In addition, we want to hear your concerns and answer your questions about the water supply, the drought, the District’s response and tools available to help you reduce water consumption; to save water and save you money!
The District Board of Directors requests that you attend this meeting and is also required by law to conduct a hearing to receive your concerns. As required by California Water Code Chapter 3, Water Shortage Emergencies; the purpose of this hearing is to receive public comments, protests and statements of (water) need from individuals, businesses, government entities or any customer of the District, before the District adopts any regulations that limit or otherwise reduce the amount of water to be delivered in this water emergency situation.
During this meeting and public hearing, District staff will provide an overview of the water supply currently available, the water year and weather predictions, customer water demand information and water reducing actions of the District itself as well as the needed response from District customers to maintain adequate water supply for sanitation and fire protection purposes now and into the near future. We will also be discussing tools that may be available in the form of grants, rebates and incentives to complete water saving improvements on your property. At this hearing, the Board will be considering the adoption of regulations which are intended to immediately restrict the amount of water consumed by District customers, to reduce water consumption from an extremely small remaining water supply at Lake McClure, to preserve that supply for as long as possible.
Please plan to attend this important community meeting to present your comments to the Board; and feel free to call our conservation line or email us with your comments and concerns. All written comments submitted to the District office by 2:00 PM on December 2, 2014 will be presented to the Board at the hearing.
(209) 852-2331 ext. 4
About the District:
The Lake Don Pedro Community Services District is a special district that provides water to a population of approximately 3,200 people. The CSD has been in operation since 1980, when the water district was entrusted to the community. A
is appointed by, and reports to
the Board of Directors
The community encompasses portions of La Grange and Coulterville, which overlaps Mariposa and Tuolumne County. Water is pumped from Lake McClure and blended with ground water before treating it and pumping it into our distribution system with over 1,400 service connections. The District is minutes away from two of California’s most beautiful lakes – Lake Don Pedro and Lake McClure. Fishing, boating, and water skiing are just a few of the fun things you can do in the area. In addition, Yosemite is just a 45 minute drive away.
The District is governed by a five member Board of Directors
, who are elected at large from within the District, to serve four year terms. The Board holds regular monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday at 1:00 PM at the District office, 9751 Merced Falls Road, La Grange. All meetings are open to the public and all customers are encouraged to attend meetings to voice their concerns and input. All Board meeting agendas and supporting documents are posted on the
Office (209) 852-2331 ext. 1
Cell (209) 591-7100
(updates and details from the General Manager)