This Drought Action Plan serves as a detailed work plan for Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company staff, not only during drought conditions, but before and after as well. It includes specific actions for management of the water supply and demand, addresses the impacts associated with drought, and facilitates the timely implementation of effective drought responses.


On April 12, 2014 the Board of Directors of Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company adopted a Drought Action Plan. This Drought Action Plan for Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company with Water Supply Conditions, Drought Stages; Objectives, and Response Actions needs to be adopted by the Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Company’s Board of Directors.

Drought Action Plan Summary

Summary of drought stage water use, reduction targets, triggering supply conditions, objectives and response actions.

Waste Water Fines

  • 1st – Written Warning
  • 2nd – $100 fine and install meter at shareholder’s expense
  • 3rd – $1,000 fine

Drought Stage 1 in effect – For more information on Stage 1, read below.

Water Supply Conditions

  • Slightly Restricted Water Supplies (below normal)
  • Asking shareholders for up to 10% Supply Reduction

Drought Stage

  • Voluntary reductions in use NO watering of forest trees (Bark Beetle)
  • Voluntary Odd/Even outside watering
    • Odd addresses: Tues., Thurs., Sat.
    • Even addresses: Wed., Fri., Sun.
  • No watering between 10am and 6pm


Initiate public awareness of predicted water shortage and encourage conservation Flyers to Realtors for vacation rentals

Response Actions

  • Encourage voluntary measures to decrease “normal” demand up to 10%
  • Voluntary: Odd/Even watering based on addresses during specific times of day

Shareholder Awareness through flyers, banners and website

For Full Text of the Drought Action Plan