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

We’re canceling this Saturday’s board meeting so some of us can spend time with our families, travel, etc.

Happy holidays from the MWC Board! Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Progress Being Made on Pleasant Valley Road Leak! Almost Done!

We’re pleased to be able to report that we have removed and replaced the damaged section of mainline on Pleasant Valley Rd.!

Here are some details of what occurred over the last several days as well as some guidance moving forward:

Fritz Thornburg and Steve Martin began the project Tuesday 10-23-18. The mainline was approximately 13′ deep in saturated ground and difficult to locate.

During the repair, a section of Pleasant Valley Rd. between Pinion St. and Timber Lane, as well as Ox Bow, were without water for several hours over a two-day period.

Please note that work will continue as pipe restraints, tracer wire and backfilling are completed. Please drive with caution near the work site. We do not, however, anticipate any further interruption in service and again, we’d like to apologize for any inconvenience and thank all of you who were affected for your patience.


If you live in the Markleevillage subdivision, you may experience air surges through your faucets over the next couple of days as air is purged from the water system piping. This is normal but can be a bit startling. In addition, some users may have minor to excessive silt in their water. This occurs due to changing flow patterns within the piping system and will subside quickly. If you experience silty water it is recommended that you first turn on exterior faucets until clear water is noted and then turn on interior faucets to help flush and remove sediment from your piping. We have had one report of silty water near the repair site but don’t expect to have system-wide occurrences.

Although we don’t expect any contamination, we have tested, and will continue to test the water through the middle of next week. This testing is in addition to our regular monthly testing. Check back here next week for updated information on those test results. Rest assured, we will notify members should there actually be a health concern.

Finally, we wish to give a couple shout outs — to Fritz Thornburg and Kris Hartnett! Fritz provided his excavating equipment and years of water system expertise to aid with this repair. Kris coordinated supply deliveries and onsite assistance in addition to his other duties. Thank you gentlemen. You guys are awesome!

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please do email us.

For urgent concerns, please call Steve Martin at 530-694-2360 or Kris Harnett at 530-694-1879.

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

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 if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for being an MWC customer!

The Markleeville Water Company Website – An Unexpected Benefit

When we published the site, and the associated contact form, it was with the idea that members could contact us with questions or concerns. We do have an email address,, but thought it couldn’t hurt to have this online form as well. When our website “contact us” form is submitted, an alert is sent to our email inbox so we can act on it.

As it turns out, there was an added benefit: Last month, someone at a company by the name of Trustee Corps filled out our form asking how it could pay off two (2) liens we had recorded back in November of 2017! That’s the beautiful thing about recorded liens: at some point a title company runs a title search, or something similar, when real property is going to change hands. If any liens are turned up, they must be paid off in order to clear the title and allow the transaction to move forward.

Cha, ching!

In this instance, we were able to promptly get a cashier’s check from the lienee, which needless to say, was a welcome addition to our coffers, and when we write “our” we mean all members – an unexpected benefit for us all and an unforeseen benefit of having a contact form. Technology…what a wonderful thing.