Dear Shareholders,

Our USDA Infrastructure Improvement Project has started, with our Contractor Mozingo Construction “potholing” (locating) our old mains in preparation for trenching and installation of the new mains. We have information on our website. Please check it out.

August Usage

August usage was down from last year.

This makes the fourth strait month that our usage has been less, to the tune of almost 1 million gallons below last year at this time. I think this shows sensible water use. Thanks for conserving, here are the numbers.


  • 2018 5,037,000 gallons
  • 2017 5,354,000
  • 2016 5,804,000
  • 2015 4,066,000
  • 2014 5,262,000
  • 2013 7,992,000

We have saved 33% this month compared to August of 2013, for State Drought comparison year.

Wells Drawdown

The water levels in our wells 2,3, and 4 is slightly lower than last year, but after the Labor Day holiday, the demand will drop and there will be plen-ty of storage in our wells to carry us through the rest of the year.

Hard Water

Blue Lake Springs gets 1/2 of its water from Calaveras Count Water District. This is treated surface water from the Stanislaus River. This water is considered “soft” water. The other half of our water comes from our 3 wells at White Pines Lake and is considered “hard” water because of the dissolved minerals in it. Hard water can leave a residue on dishes and glasses. If you are having problems with hard water, you may want to look into getting a water softener. We are looking into the possibility of blending CCWD water with our well water to soften it, but that won’t be done until our infrastructure project is completed.

David Hicks
General Manager
Blue Lake Springs Mutual Water Co.
P.O.Box 6015, Arnold, CA 95223
Ph: 209-795-7025