What is the history of the water system; why and when were wells drilled and abandoned?

Destroyed or disconnected wells include:

  1. Old Well 2 (Existing Fire Well) was originally drilled in 1970 to allow for the abandonment of private wells that were experiencing contamination from septic systems. Old Well 2 was disconnected from the potable water system in 1982 because it did not comply with the 1981 California public water well standards. 
  2. Old School Well originally served the school site. The school allowed the County to connect this well to the public water system. Old School Well was decommissioned in 1982 because it did not comply with the 1981 California public water well standards.

Connected and Active Existing Wells include:

  1. Well 1 was drilled in 1970 in order to allow abandonment of private wells. Well 1 was paid for by a FHA grant and loan. This well currently produces approximately 320 gallons per minute (gpm).
  2. Well 2 was drilled in 1982 to allow for the abandonment of an older well, called “Old Well 2”. Currently, Well 2 produces approximately 150 gpm.
  3. Well 3 was drilled in 2011. Well 3 allowed the district to comply with the maximum day water demand requirements established by the California Waterworks Standards of March 2008. Well 3 was paid for by a combination of grant fundings from U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Service, and the Community Development Block Grant Program. Well 3 produces approximately 150 gpm.

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1. Why are my water fees increasing?
2. If approved, when will the fee increase take effect?
3. How do my water fees compare with surrounding areas?
4. I am on a fixed income. Is there any discount or subsidy available?
5. Why is this charge on my tax bill instead of a monthly statement?
6. How long has this charge been on my tax bill?
7. What is the history of the water system; why and when were wells drilled and abandoned?
8. What constitutes a majority protest?
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