On Friday, June 26th the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency held its State of the Supply Event. To view the PowerPoint presentation that was provided at the event, click on the following link: State of the SupplyNexus Study
In 2011 a nexus study was prepared that proposed the implementation of a facility capacity fee to be imposed on new development. The SGPWA board approved the nexus study, however the fee was not adopted at that time. This nexus study serves as an update to the 2011 study, reflecting updated demographics, updated facility lists and updated facility costs.
This Update will meet the requirements of California Government Code Section 66013, and will achieve the following goals related to said Section:
• Ensure that the facility capacity fee does not exceed the estimated reasonable cost of providing the service for which the fee is imposed; and
• Provide a clear and concise document that will serve as the basis for the proposed fee levels.
Click here to view the Draft Update Capacity Fee Study for the SGPWA, March 20, 2015.
The Agency is considering implementing a capacity fee for new development that will be charged to developers for NEW HOMES ONLY.
Click on this link to view the: Proposed Capacity Fee Facts Sheet
The State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) recently adopted a resolution making residential outdoor water conservation required across the state. The resolution was widely broadcast in part because the resolution calls for fines of up to $500 per day for homeowners who violate the new requirements. The text of the regulations may be found here. A summary of the restrictions may be found here.
Local water districts around the state are required to enforce the new regulations. If you have questions about what they mean to you, you may want to check the web site of your local water supplier.
If you live in Beaumont or Cherry Valley, click here.
If you live in Banning, click here.
If you live in Calimesa, click here.
If you live in another unincorporated area, your water purveyor may not have a web site. You are encouraged to contact your local supplier by phone if you have questions.
EBX 2, or the East Branch Extension, Phase 2, is a planned $200 million pipeline/pumpstation/reservoir project that will enable the Agency to get its full allotment of water from the State of California. Currently our connection to the California Aqueduct has capacity for only about half of our 17,300 acre-feet per year. This means that we are paying debt service for water that we cannot take delivery of.
The project is a partnership between the Agency, the San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, and the California Department of Water Resources. (who also benefits by improving its ability to deliver water to Yucaipa) and the California Department of Water Resources (who will build and own the project).
The facility is currently scheduled to go online in 2016. Click here for more information about this important project.