Water Conservation

Even though water use by customers in the Running Springs Water District is moderate, and the current water supply is sufficient to satisfy customer demands the District needs to be prepared for the possibility of a water shortage emergency.

The District obtains water from three sources:

  • District groundwater production

  • Surplus ground water purchased from the Arrowbear Park County Water District

  • California Water Project (CWP) imported water, purchased from the Crestline Lake Arrowhead Water Agency (CLAWA)

The water available from these three sources currently satisfies District customer demand.  Therefore, there is no imminent threat of a water shortage emergency.  However, the continuing dry weather trend indicates that a water shortage emergency is quite possible in the future, and such a shortage will require that the District implement appropriate water shortage emergency measures.

The District adopted an Ordinance in April, 1991 declaring a water shortage emergency and establishing a water conservation program.  While the action taken by the District in 1991 was appropriate for the circumstances at that time, it would be prudent for the District to review and update the 1991 Ordinance prior to a potential future water shortage emergency.

An updated water shortage contingency plan will address current water supply concerns and identify water conservation measures that are appropriate for District customers.  Specific actions that will be taken by the District when updating the water shortage contingency plan include:

  • Evaluating the current water shortage contingency plan and identifying those changes that need to be made to address current circumstances.

  • Identifying effective water conservation measures for Running Springs.

  • Developing a plan for presenting the water shortage emergency plan and water conservation measures to the public.

  • Developing a plan for implementing the water shortage emergency plan and water conservation measures.

  • Holding public hearings and having the Board adopt the water shortage emergency plan and water conservation measures.

 We hope to complete the above by Spring 2010.