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!

Commentary: Where does water wind up? You might be surprised

By Mike Wade

Water, the essence of life, is an indispensable resource intricately woven into the fabric of our daily existence. From the food on our plates to the gadgets in our...

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Department of Water Resources Releases 17 GSP Determinations – California Achieves Major Groundwater Sustainability Milestone

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today released seventeen assessments of groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs) developed by local agencies in non-critically overdrafted basins,...

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Newsletter - May-June 2023

WATER SHORTAGE / DROUGHT MEASURES RESCINDED!

On March 30th, as a result of greatly improved hydrologic conditions and an increased supply allocation from the Central Valley Project, the Board of...

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Reclamation bolsters Central Valley Project 2023 water supply allocations

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht (916) 978-5100 mknecht@usbr.gov 
For Release: Apr 20, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –...

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Reclamation increases Central Valley Project 2023 water supply allocations

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht (916) 978-5100 mknecht@usbr.gov

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation announced an increase in Central Valley Project 2023 water supply allocations....

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Bella Vista Water District responds to Bureau of Reclamation “Initial Declaration of Water Made Available for 2023"

Today, the Bureau of Reclamation issued an “Initial Declaration” of Water Made Available to Central Valley Project Contractors for 2023.  Unfortunately, the letter includes several cautionary...

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Reclamation announces initial 2023 water supply allocations for Central Valley Project contractors

From the Bureau of Reclamation:

Today, the Bureau of Reclamation announced initial 2023 water supply allocations for Central Valley Project water users. Water supply allocations are based on an...

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New Year! New Yard! Landscape Makeover Contest

The drought this past year has brought water shortages and regulations to conserve water all over Shasta County. To help local residence conserve water Shasta Master Gardeners, Shasta College and...

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The Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Allocation for 2023 is Presently Unknown

An initial CVP supply allocation announcement is expected from the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) in mid-February for Bella Vista Water District’s Contract Year, which begins March 1, 2023....

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Reclamation Urges California’s Central Valley Project Contractors To Prepare For Potential Fourth Dry Year - Action Comes Amid The Worst Three-Year Drought Period On Record

The Bureau of Reclamation is asking its contractors receiving Central Valley Project water for municipal and industrial use to begin planning for potentially extremely limited water supply...

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State Water Board Issues Sweeping Water Right Curtailment Order in 2022 for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed

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Central Valley Project 2022 Water-Year Timeline

Reclamation has posted a Central Valley Project 2022 Water-Year Timeline which details the severity of the current drought and related actoins that have taken place.to date.  Additional links and...

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Reclamation announces public meeting regarding the 2021 Reinitiation of Consultation on the Long-Term Operation of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht 916-978-5100 mknecht@usbr.gov
 
For Release: May 23, 2022

Public Notice

Sacramento, Calif.  - The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a quarterly meeting on...

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Save Our Water Newsletter Provides a Variety of Water-Saving Ideas

Save Our Water provides a newsletter that covers updates on guides, information, and tips for conserving water. The latest edition has items on water that can be saved by converting yards to drip...

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NEWSLETTER - CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE!

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation outlines Initial 2022 Central Valley Project water allocations

On February 23, 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provided the initial water supply forecast for the...

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Reclamation outlines initial 2022 water allocations for Central Valley Project contractors

Media Contact: Mary Lee Knecht 916-978-5100 mknecht@usbr.gov 
For Release: Feb 23, 2022

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Bureau of Reclamation announced initial 2022 water supply allocations for...

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Planting a tree, installing a fence or other underground work?

You may be digging close to underground utility lines connecting to your home. Contact 811 to have your underground lines marked before the project begins.

Visit california811.org or call 811 at...

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Seasonal Adjust: It is the right time to adjust outdoor irrigation run times

With cooler temperatures, this is an ideal time to reduce outdoor irrigation and adjust controller run times.  Most irrigation controllers have a seasonal adjustment or water budget feature that...

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Conservation Tips from Leimone Waite, Horticultural and Master Gardener Instructor at Shasta College

Our very own Director, Lemoine Waite is also a Horticulural and Master Gardener Instructor at Shasta College.  Many of her articles on water conservation and other tips and tricks can be found on...

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Bill Payment Options

With the heightened media focus on the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Bella Vista Water District would like to make everyone aware of the different options available to pay your...

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Delinquent Account Shut Off Policy SB 998

The District's Delinquent Account Shut Off Policy SB 998 is located here.

Available in mulitiple languages learn more.  

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