Hi Shareholders,

We are sure having a great spring, with some rain to help with our beetle /tree problem. The ground is saturated and the trees can gain
strength to fight off infestation. If you plan on treating your trees, check with your pest control company to see if this is good time to inject

Water Supply

Our water supply has never looked better. Well 3, our main water producer is at 160 ft. above the pump, which is higher than it’s been in many
years. We will have enough water to supply ourselves for the rest of the year, even if CCWD has trouble and can’t sell us water.

April Usage

Water usage for April was lower than last year by 9%. Here is the comparison by year:


  • 2013 3,233,000 million gallons
  • 2014 3,393,000
  • 2015 2,269,000
  • 2016 2,860,000
  • 2017 2,603,000

In 2017 we reduced usage by 630,000 gallons which is a 19% Savings over 2013 usage.


At the May Board meeting we reduced our drought restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1. Stage 1 of our Drought Action Plan is a voluntary effort to conserve water 10% from 2013 usage. There are no restrictions except the watering of forest trees is not allowed, and no watering on Mondays.

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is June 3. Please plan on attending. We will be presenting information on the progress of our USDA loan and infrastructure
improvement project.

That’s all for now.
David Hicks
General Manager
Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Co.
P.O.Box 6015, Arnold, CA 95223
Ph: (209) 795-7025