The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District (” District”) has completed the 2017 Engineering Investigation (EI) of the Bunker Hill Basin. The Draft EI was presented to the Board at its February 8th Board Meeting and will be presented to the Board for approval at its March 15th Board of Directors meeting to be held at the District Office at 1:30 p.m. This report is completed in connection with the Board of Directors’ consideration of a groundwater charge on groundwater production within the Conservation District’s boundaries. Article 1, Section 75560 of the California Water Code, requires that a water conservation district that proposes to levy or continue a groundwater extraction fee “…shall annually cause to be made an engineering investigation and report upon groundwater conditions of the District.” A copy of the Conservation District’s 2017 EI report is available for review online at the District’s website at https://www.sbvwcd.org/reports-and-data/engineering-investigation.html or at the District’s office at 1630 West Redlands Blvd., Suite A, Redlands, CA.
This notice is provided to advise all interested parties that District staff is recommending a rate increase of 4% for the upcoming water year, and the use of rate stabilization reserves of approximately $35,000 to the District’s Board of Directors, the proposed groundwater rate is $3.36 per acre-foot for groundwater production for direct agricultural production and $12.08 per acre-foot for groundwater production for non-agricultural purposes. These rates are proposed pertain to agricultural and non-agricultural groundwater production from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. California Water Code 75594 dictates that the rate for non-agricultural groundwater production must be between three and five times the rate for agricultural use. The groundwater charge is not imposed on a property basis, but rather is a per acre-foot charge, which relates directly to the amount of groundwater produced from wells overlying the groundwater basin within the Conservation District’s boundaries. Consequently, the ultimate amount of groundwater charge to be paid by individual operators cannot be precisely identified now, because it will depend directly upon the amount and purposes of groundwater produced in the basin from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Assuming similar levels of agricultural and non-agricultural production as occurred in 2016-2017, the total revenue estimated to be collected from both agricultural (11,776 af) and non-agricultural production (60,154 af) for the 2016-2017 water year is $737, 026. The groundwater charge is collected on a semi-annual basis, based on production statements operators submit for their groundwater production. The District uses the proceeds of the groundwater charge to fund ongoing groundwater replenishment of the basin, including direct water recharge, facility operations repairs and maintenance, and related costs. A public meeting and public hearing on the proposed groundwater charge will be held in the Conservation District’s Board Room located at 1630 West Redlands Blvd., Suite A, Redlands, CA 92373. The date and time for the public meeting will be April 12, 2017, at 1:30 pm. The date and time of the public hearing will be held on April 26, 2017, at 1:30 pm. You are invited to attend the public meeting and public hearing, and may submit evidence concerning groundwater conditions, water supplies of the Conservation District, rates, or any matter relating to the proposed groundwater charge. In addition, any party wishing to protest the proposed increase to the groundwater charge, may mail a protest to the Conservation District’s office at the address provided above, and/or present such protest at the public meeting or public hearing. Further inquiries regarding the report or the groundwater charge, or requests for further information, may be directed to Daniel B. Cozad at 1630 West Redlands Blvd., Suite A, Redlands, CA 92373, or by telephone at (909) 793-2503.
In 2022 the Board reviewed and revised the division boundaries based on the most recent census data received from 2020, per Election Code section 22001. There were two public hearings held on redistricting, one on February 9 and another on March 9; both were advertised in local newspapers. The updated division boundaries are shown in the graphic below: The Board adopted Resolution No. 597,and scenario 7 was approved by the Board.
Download high resolution: https://www.sbvwcd.org/images/Final_District_Scenario7_8x11_hires.jpg
2022 holiday closures:
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday – January 17, 2022
- Presidents’ Day – February 21, 2022
- Memorial Day – May 30, 2022
- Independence Day- July 4, 2022
- Labor Day – September 5, 2022
- Veteran’s Day - November 11, 2022
- Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2022
- Day after Thanksgiving – November 25, 2022
- Christmas Eve - December 23, 2022
- Christmas Day – December 26, 2022
- New Year's Eve - December 30, 2022
- New Year’s Day - January 2, 2023
If you should have any questions or concerns please contact our office at: (909) 793-2503.
Effective Friday: March 9, 2012
HOURS OF OPERATION OFFICE HOURS (MONDAY-THURSDAY):
8 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
PHONE HOURS (MONDAY-THURSDAY):
8 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Effective Friday, March 9, 2012, the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District office will be CLOSED to the public every Friday. We will remain open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5:00 PM. The office will be CLOSED during Lunch from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Modifying our office hours is due to limited staffing and assists our reduced staff in providing the excellent service you expect. If you have needs not accommodated by the new hours, please contact Athena Monge to schedule a meeting.