Dear Shareholders,

2019 was an exciting year for the Water Company. We completed a large portion of our Infrastructure Improvement Project, and changed our Rate Structure and billing process.

The weather for December and January has been good enough to allow contractors to work on making connections from cabins to the new mains we have installed. For those who have received a Notice to Connect letter, please get bids from contractors and plan to connect in the near future.

We would like to shut down the old mains as soon as possible, and have planned shutdown dates for each area.

Water Usage January

Water usage for January was higher than January, 2019 by 456,000 gallons continuing the upward trend of 2019.

We have plenty of water storage for 2020, but I ask that everyone be aware of your water use. Many more of you have water meters now and you can track your usage on your bi‐monthly bills, which will come out in February .

So far this winter has been disappointing in precipitation amounts, and it’s not far fetched to think that we could be going into another drought cycle.

Here are the numbers:


  • 2015 3,329,000 gallons
  • 2016 3,495,000
  • 2017 4,223,000
  • 2018 2,956,000
  • 2019 3,417,000
  • 2020 3,873,000

We saved 9% water compared to January 2013, the State Drought reporting year.

Thanks for using water wisely.


David Hicks
General Manager
Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Co.
P.O.Box 6015, Arnold, CA 95223