Because of your efforts we’re able to allow for some landscape watering starting this coming week.
A huge thank you also to Kris Hartnett, one of our directors; past-president, Steve Martin; and Buck McLelland, our operator, for their efforts in keeping things flowing. Be sure to say thanks or buy them a beer when you see ’em!
For a copy of these guidelines, a better understanding of the details behind this change, and other information, like contact numbers for questions, please go to our Important Documents page and download a copy of our Fire Related Mandatory Conservation Plan (under “Notices and Forms”).
Copies of the plan are also available at the Markleeville Post Office.
Stay safe, stay aware and keep conserving!
Your MWC Team
Ps. Big kudos and thanks to those Members who joined us yesterday at our Board Meeting. Your interest and participation is MUCH APPRECIATED!
Due to the fire we are severely restricted in the amount of water we can produce daily. We can currently reliably produce approximately 35,000 gallons of water daily and it must be “spread around” as much as possible. Normal summer months’ daily use is 110,000 to 120,000 gallons.
Because we can provide for only the minimum domestic usage, the following water use restrictions are enacted July 24, 2021 and remain in effect until further notice.
You may use the water for domestic indoor-use only!
For drinking – Note that Marklee Village is under a boil-water notice. Read this post for more information.
For washing – Please be water-wise when taking a shower or doing laundry
To flush toilets – Please flush sparingly.
The following are prohibited uses:
Washing structures – even those sprayed with fire-retardant
Washing cars or RVs
Irrigation/Landscape watering of any kind – this includes automatic sprinklers and drip-irrigation systems
Filling pools or outdoor ponds.
When you return home, whether by escort or permanently, turn off automated landscape sprinklers; check all indoor and outdoor fixtures for leaks, and repair any that you may find.
We are doing all we can to restore our system to normal, but due to the fire, we are severely hampered.
We ask for your patience as we, and you, work to get back to some semblance of normal after/during the devastation caused by the fire.
We will communicate changes as conditions improve. Continue to check back here for the latest information.
If you have an automatic sprinkler system we ask that when you have access to your property you turn it off.
This includes battery or generator powered systems.
No outside water use is allowed as we need to replenish our storage tanks.
This is a health and safety issue.
So whether you have a battery operated valve at your hose bibb that turns on your hose or sprinklers, or a generator that is operating while you are evacuated AND that generator is powering your automatic sprinkler system, please call Mary Young at 530-400-1849 and we will get someone to turn either, or both, off.
Thank you for helping get us this far into a summer of record drought!
Stream flows, our main water source, are rapidly declining. This means even deeper reductions in outdoor water use may be coming soon. The MWC Board won’t impose them a day sooner than they’re needed. But on that day, you will find a notice on your front door and the reductions in outdoor water use it calls for will be mandatory. This post is to let you know ahead of time.
Adhering to the existing water conservation guidelines may help delay or prevent additional restrictions.
If imposed, reductions will be mandatory. They will conform to the MWC Bylaws, and penalties for noncompliance will be applied according to the Bylaws.
A letter has been sent to Corporation members along with the July water bill with more information on water use restrictions.