Update on the Water Leak on Pleasant Valley Road

Good morning members! We’re pleased to inform you that the leak has been temporarily repaired. Kris Hartnett and team checked in last night just after 6 p.m. to say that temporary repairs were made.

However…Yes, there is a however — We will be back at it next week.

Monday, October 29th through Wednesday, October 31st, the crew will be back on site in order to make permanent repairs. Please expect interruptions in service as we make those repairs.

If you happen to see water leaking in the area of the repair in the meantime, there is no need to report it as we are aware and monitoring the situation.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for your patience.

Serious Leak in our Water Main on Pleasant Valley Road!

Unfortunately we have a big ol’ leak and Kris Hartnett and team are working on repairs now.

We have closed the main at the intersection of Timber Lane & Pleasant Valley Road, as well as the main at the intersection of Pinion Rd & Pleasant Valley Rd., until the repairs are complete.

The properties affected are:

  • Pleasant Valley Rd. from the Timber Lane intersection of Pleasant Valley Rd. to Pinion Rd.
  • Pleasant Valley Rd. intersection of Pinion Rd & Pleasant Valley Rd.

This will also affect those property owners in this same vicinity on the side streets of Pinion Rd & Ox Bow. 

We are doing our best to have repairs done today but cannot guarantee it.

Please contact Kris Hartnett at 530-694-1879 if you have any urgent questions or concerns.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Markleeville Water Company’s September 15th Board Meeting has been Canceled

Due to some board members being unavailable, we’ve canceled our September meeting.

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Our next meeting is October 20th. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com.

Calling All Members! Annual Meeting — Saturday, 8-4!

Meeting location, date and time:

Alpine County Administration Building, Board Room

99 Water Street

Markleeville, CA. 96120

August 4th, 2018

10:00 a.m.


We’d appreciate it if you’d attend and pass the word to other members to do the same.

Some of the things we’ll cover include:

  1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Quorum required)
  1. APPROVAL OF BALANCE SHEETS (Quorum required)
  1. ELECTION OF ONE (1) DIRECTORS (Quorum required)

A quorum of 40 members is essential in some instances.

See the complete agenda, as well as other important documents, by going to our Important Documents page.


–Your Markleeville Water Company Board of Directors

Proposition 68 – A Yes Vote Helps the Markleeville Water Company

While it’s not in our nature to jump on a particular political bandwagon, and so we won’t, we do want all members to know that a yes vote on this proposition helps us all.

MWC Vice-President, Steve Hibbs, has this to say:

If Prop. 68 passes we have a chance of receiving planning grant funds this year for the infrastructure improvements and replacements we need. If it fails we will continue to wait for funding, the timing of which is unknown.

Some folks may raise the valid objection that Prop. 68 is a catchall that includes projects they don’t like or care about. While that may be true, the money Markleeville Water Company needs is in there too and if it fails MWC will be forced to continue to patch the aging and failing infrastructure we have at ever increasing cost to our members.

Our President, Steve Martin, adds this:

Funding for our hoped-for grant is possible only if funds are available, and availability of those funds is dependent upon the passage of Proposition 68.

All of us on the Board will be voting yes on Proposition 68 and we urge you to do the same on June 5th.

Thank you,

Your Markleeville Water Company Board of Directors

Consumer Confidence Report & Water Use Restrictions Available for Viewing!

Our 2017 Consumer Confidence Report has been uploaded to the Important Documents page of this website. The June 2018 Water Use Restrictions have also been uploaded and those restrictions are effective June 1st!

Please review these items at your earliest convenience and contact us via email at markleevillewatercompany@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for being an MWC customer!

Markleeville Loses a Great Friend and Leader

It is with profound sadness that we write this post today. Nancy Thornburg, Matriarch of our community, passed away yesterday. We at the Markleeville Water Company have been blessed to know her and we send our prayers and deepest sympathies to the Thornburg family.  Rest In Peace, Nancy, and THANK YOU for all you’ve done for us and the town of Markleeville.

Update Regarding the Markleeville Water Company’s Pending Planning Grant Status

We’ve received some preliminary news regarding the income survey from the Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) on August 28th.

The median household income (MHI) according to RCAC is $36,000 amongst permanent residents and the response rate was 95%. The full and final results will be submitted to the state Division of Financial Assistance within a couple weeks (according to RCAC) after which the state will determine MWC’s membership income status. If, after state review, the MHI remains at $36,000, we should qualify for the grant.  We must caution you, however, that this is just one step in a somewhat lengthy bureaucratic process so while we can, and should, celebrate this milestone, it is just that, a milestone.  We’re not at the finish line just yet.

Since we are categorized as a “severely disadvantaged community,” we will be given a higher priority (than less disadvantaged communities) for consideration in receiving the planning grant.

Next steps:

  • Await review of our financials and the environmental report (4-6 mos.).
  • Issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for engineering firms to submit a plan (planning grant). This can be done while we await review of our financials and so work has already begun.
  • Review and award the planning contract.
  • Apply for a construction grant (after the planning has been completed).
  • Issue a Request for Quote (RFQ) for the construction work under that construction grant.
  • Ideally, we complete the construction before, or concurrent with, the county work on the re-surfacing of Hot Springs Rd.

So, again, we’d like to thank you for your help in getting us the surveys.  Also, we’ve received several comments from members about the work done by our President, Steve Martin, to get us to this point.  While he certainly wasn’t the only one doing the work, and we’re not about patting ourselves on the back (especially this early), at our last meeting we gave Steve a well-deserved round of applause.  It’s mostly due to his diligence that we’ve reached this milestone.

It’s important to note that it would be approximately 18 to 24 mos. from awarding of the planning contract until actual construction begins, and we cannot award the construction contract until we receive the grant funds.

Fingers crossed, we’ll hit the next milestone soon.  Stay tuned!

Slowly but surely…we’re adding content

Hello Markleeville Water Company members!

Just checking in to let you know we’ve added a FAQ (frequently asked questions) page and a couple questions (and answers thereto).  We’d love to hear from you as to any others that you think should be added and slowly but surely, we’ll be adding more.

We’ve also heard from several of you (via email and via this site’s ‘contact us’ form) and that’s great!  We really appreciate the interaction and encourage you to keep it up (and tell your fellow members).

We’ll soon be posting an update as to that grant status, and we have a few other things in mind too, so stay tuned and stay in touch!