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!
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.
First of all we’d like to thank you for being water-wise and conserving where you can. Because of your efforts, our water consumption was down during the month of May!
Just before the Memorial Day holiday we were able to switch from well water back to creek water as treatment was again possible.
However, we want to caution you that due to variable and extended snow melt, turbidity may limit water production yet again, thereby forcing us back to well water. If that happens, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime please continue your conservation efforts and be sure to familiarize yourself with our Water Use Rules & Guidelines, which can be downloaded directly from our “Important Documents” page.
You’ll find it under “Notices and Forms” towards the bottom of the page.
We are experiencing higher than normal turbidity in the water from the heavier than normal spring thaw and run off. Because of that, we cannot treat the water as usual in order to comply with the state turbidity standard, or Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) requirements.
We are therefore using our wells to their capacity to keep up with the demand. While we understand there is a lot of water running in the creek, until the “dust” settles, that water is not treatable.
We would greatly appreciate everyone reducing their water consumption during this high turbidity period by limiting irrigation, not washing vehicles and just being extra conscientious as to water-use as a whole.
As soon as we are able to regularly treat the creek water to state standards we will notify you.
Thank you VERY MUCH for your patience and cooperation!