Recent News and Notices

As your local water utility provider, the District strives to keep you continually updated on all matters related to your water service. If you do not find the information you need, please contact our office at 530-241-1085 or info@bvwd.org and we will gladly assist you!

State Water Resources Control Board Releases Phase II Scientific Basis Report

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) has proposed additional flows from the Sacramento River Basin in its new documents posted on its website related to the Phase II update...

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State Launches Aggressive Strategy to Aid Salmon, Steelhead in the Sacramento Valley

With the latest science showing that nearly half of California’s native salmon and trout species face extinction in the next 50 years, state agencies have committed to a suite of actions to...

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California’s Rainy Season of 2016-17 Is Officially One for the Record Books

Until this year, the wettest year the “El Niño” year of 1982-83 stood as the Northern Sierra’s 8-Station Index wettest season on record, with an index of 88.5 inches. The average is 50 inches. To...

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Governor Declares Drought Emergency Over; Long-Term Conservation Framework Released

Governor Declares Drought Emergency Over; Long-Term Conservation Framework Released

by Pamela Martineau on Fri, 04/07/2017

Association of California Agencies

Governor Jerry Brown today declared...

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Water Supply Allocation-KRCR Reporting

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Reclamation Announces the 2017 Water Supply Allocation for the Central Valley Project

Reclamation Announces the 2017 Water Supply Allocation for the Central Valley Project

Media Contact: Russell Grimes, 916-978-5100

For Release: March 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of...

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Reclamation Announces Initial Water Supply Allocation for some divisions of the Central Valley Project

Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif.

MP-17-032

Media Contact: Russell Grimes, 916-978-5100, rwgrimes@usbr.gov

For Immediate Release: Feb. 28, 2017

Reclamation Announces Initial Water Supply...

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State Water Board Extends Emergency Water Conservation Regulation Despite Abundant Precipitation and Flooding

Citing a need to be prudent and prepare for another possible dry year, the State Water Resources Control Board on Wednesday, February 28, 2017, voted unanimously to extend the state’s emergency...

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State Water Board Staff Proposes Extension of Emergency Conservation Regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board staff is formally proposing that the state’s emergency conservation regulation be extended another 270 days! A draft resolution to amend and readopt the...

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Outlines CVP Water Supply Conditions

 

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Jan. 20 provided an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project, announcing that the CVP’s reservoir carryover storage...

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Shasta College Partners with EPA’s WaterSense® Program

REDDING, CA - Shasta College has teamed with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program to help consumers save water for future generations and reduce costs on their utility...

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Newsletter, August 2016

Conservation Continuing, Keep Up the Good Work!

Through July 2016, the District’s cumulative conservation was 50.2 percent as compared to 2013! The District is on track to achieve its 33%...

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Newsletter, May 2016

Bella Vista Water District customers did a remarkable job conserving water and helping the District through the recent drought.  Over the period of June 2015 through April 2016, the District’s...

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State Water Board Adopts ‘Stress Test’ Approach to Water Conservation Regulations

On May 18, 2016, the State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to the existing emergency water conservation regulation to reflect improved conditions. 

The newly adopted

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Governor Brown Issues Order to Continue Water Savings as Drought Persists

Executive Order Aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California

From the Office of the Governor: 

Moving to bolster California’s climate and drought resilience, Governor Edmund G....

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What's Next for Water Conservation?

The District’s customers remain among the top water savers in California, cumulatively saving over 52% (June 2015 thru February 2016) as compared to 2013! We applaud our customers for their...

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Announces 100% Supply for North of Delta Central Valley Project Contractors.

On Friday, April 1, 2016, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced a 100% supply allocation for North of Delta Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors for Irrigation and municipal & industrial...

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State Water Board to Host April 20 Workshop on Urban Water Conservation Regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board is set to host a public workshop on April 20, 2016 to discuss potential modifications to the current Emergency Regulation for Statewide Urban Water...

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NOTICE OF WATER RATE CHANGE - FOR AGRICULTURAL CUSTOMERS

NOTICE OF WATER RATE CHANGE - FOR AGRICULTURAL CUSTOMERS

The District’s water charges are comprised of three components that are billed bi-monthly: (1) a volumetric charge for each HCF (hundred...

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NOTICE OF WATER RATE CHANGE - FOR RESIDENTIAL, RURAL, COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONAL CUSTOMER CLASSES

NOTICE OF WATER RATE CHANGE - FOR RESIDENTIAL, RURAL, COMMERCIAL AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONAL CUSTOMER CLASSES

The District’s water charges are comprised of three components that are billed...

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Postpones Initial Central Valley Project Water Supply Declaration

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has postponed their initial Central Valley Project Water Supply declaration, citing a fifth consecutive year of below average precipitation and the Governor’s...

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2016 Emergency Regulation Takes Effect; Information Updated on State Water Board Website

By Lisa Lien-Mager on Fri, 02/12/2016  www.acwa.com

The 2016 emergency conservation regulation adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board on Feb. 2 has been approved by the Office of...

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State Water Board Adopts Extended Emergency Water Conservation Regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board voted late Tuesday to adopt an emergency conservation regulation that extends mandatory urban conservation through October 2016.  The regulation will now be...

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State Water Resources Control Board Draft Emergency Water Conservation Regulation Released

The State Water Resources Control Board has released a draft emergency conservation regulation that would extend the requirements of the existing regulation through October and offer “modest...

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District Meeting or Exceeding Conservation Objectives, Exceedance Penalties Reduced!

MOST CUSTOMERS MEETING OR EXCEEDING DROUGHT CONSERVATION OBJECTIVES

Through September overall conservation within the District has exceeded conservation objectives. The vast majority of customers...

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“Water: What You Pay For”

Water: What You Pay For - Explains the elements covered by a typical residential water bill, including water treatment before and after it is used in a home.  

Learn the least you should know...

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2014 Water Quality Report Available

The District’s annual water quality report (Consumer Confidence Report) is available on our website at: www.bvwd.org/water-quality-report.  Each year we make available a water quality report,...

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BVWD 2015 Drought FAQ

2015 Drought Frequently Asked Questions & Prohibitions of Water Use

What is a Drought Emergency, and what impact does it have on me?

Facing a fourth consecutive dry year and severely reduced...

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State Board Adopts Final Regulation on Mandated Urban Water Use Reductions

On May, 6, 2015, The State Water Resources Control Board adopted the final emergency regulation for implementing the required 25% statewide reduction in urban water use ordered by Gov. Jerry...

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State Board Releases Draft Emergency Regulation To Implement 25% Statewide Reduction in Urban Water Use

The State Water Resources Control Board released a draft emergency regulatory package Saturday for implementing the required 25% reduction in urban water use outlined in the April 1 executive...

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BVWD Urban Water Management Plan - 2010 Public Review Draft

The District has completed a 2010 Urban Water Management Plan in accordance with the Urban Water Management Planning Act.  A public review draft of the document and appendices can be downloaded...

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State Board Releases Proposed Framework for Meeting Governor’s Mandate of 25% Water Reduction in Urban Areas

On Apirl 7, 2015 the State Water Resources Control Board released a fact sheet and proposed regulatory framework for implementing the required 25% reduction in urban water use outlined in the...

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Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

From the Office of the Governor:

Following the lowest snowpack ever recorded and with no end to the drought in sight, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced actions that will save water,...

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