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MCWD: improvements on the way

MCWD Construction Schedule 2014  (press release) The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) takes pride in providing quality water and sewer services to the community of Mammoth Lakes. This construction season, MCWD will be making water distribution improvements throughout the town of Mammoth Lakes. Construction is scheduled to start on May 1st in the Majestic Pines […]

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Low snowpack means tight grip on water

At the end of this month, water officials calculate the so-called “water year.” This year promises to add up to one of the lowest snowpacks on record. The Department of Water and Power recently re-measured snow up in the hills, and Mammoth Community Water District’s Manager talked about the consequences in front of the Mammoth […]

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DWP GM resigns

Department of Water and Power General Manager Ron Nichols has resigned amidst controversy over two organizations that he and the DWP Union Chief co-managed for the past three years. Those groups spent $40 million over ten years with no explanation on how the money was spent and what was accomplished in spite of demands by […]

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MCWD keeps eye on water supply

Mammoth Community Water District Comments on Dry Winter Conditions  (Press Release) The well-below normal snowpack levels reported by the first snow surveys of 2014 were of no surprise to anyone that spends time enjoying winter recreation or anyone at Mammoth Community Water District managing water deliveries in our town.  The water presently stored in this […]

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Mammoth Water District response to Snowcreek Athletic Club flooding

Mammoth Community Water District Assists Snowcreek Athletic Club with Flooding Emergency In the early morning hours of November 6th, MCWD’s emergency on-call staff received a call from the Mono County Sheriff Dispatch Operator requesting the Water District provide assistance to the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department regarding a pipe rupture in the basement of the Snowcreek […]

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Mammoth’s water vs geothermal expansion

Would expansion of the Casa Diablo Geothermal operation damage the water supply of Mammoth Lakes? Opinions on that vary, and the Air Pollution Control Board has asked Mammoth Community Water District and geothermal company, Ormat, to work it out. APCD is the lead agency for the environmental review of Ormat’s proposed geothermal expansion. When the […]

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Mammoth meetings

A month ago, the Mammoth Community Water District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed a settlement to DWP’s legal attack on Mammoth Creek water. Wednesday, Water District Manager Pat Hayes will explain the deal to the Mammoth Planning and Economic Development Commission. More than a year ago, LADWP sued Mammoth and claimed […]

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Water District urges conservation

- Press release from the Mammoth Community Water District: The Water District is asking everyone to be mindful of their water use and seek ways to voluntarily reduce their demand by 10%. Level 1 Restrictions are still in effect for all Mammoth Community Water District customers. er No outdoor watering between 10:00 am and 5:00 […]

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MCWD, LADWP reach agreement

- Press release from the Mammoth Community Water District and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: CITY OF LOS ANGELES’ DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER AND MAMMOTH COMMUNITY WATER DISTRICT REACH HISTORIC SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, CREATING A LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO SAFEGUARD BOTH COMMUNITIES’ WATER SUPPLIES Agreement Will Increase Water Conservation Efforts and Resolve Two Pending […]

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MCWD water quality report is out

Mammoth Community Water District Consumer Confidence Report on Water Quality in 2012 is Now Available The Mammoth Community Water District’s Consumer Confidence Report on water quality during 2012 is now available at the District office and website (www.mcwd.dst.ca.us/CCR2012.pdf) and at the Mammoth Lakes Library.   The report provides detailed information regarding the quality of the […]

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MCWD and LADWP reach tentative agreement

Even as a new Los Angeles mayor takes office and Department of Water and Power officials will likely change, Mammoth Community Water District officials try to settle what many perceived as a ruthless DWP attack on Mammoth’s water. As of last Friday, the two sides had reached an agreement on terms and conditions. Water District […]

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MCWD and LADWP once more on settlement path

A year and a half ago, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power filed two suits against Mammoth Community Water District. LADWP claimed they own the rights to Mammoth Creek water, not the Water District. In January, it looked like the two sides had reached a settlement. Then, in February something happened, and it […]

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