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Robert Creasy joins MCWD board

Press release At a special board meeting on October 15, the Mammoth Community Water District’s Board of Directors appointed Robert Creasy to fill the vacant board position following the passing of Director Gordon Alper.  Mr. Creasy is an architect and has in lived in Mammoth the past 14 years. Mr. Creasy is a graduate of […]

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News from MCWD: Ormat appeal, restrictions, sewer work

Press releases from Mammoth Community Water District Mammoth Lakes, CA – As state lawmakers enter the final week of the legislative session and negotiate proposed legislation that would mandate California obtain 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030, the Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) filed a notice of appeal seeking review […]

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Water conservation going well in Mammoth, Bishop

– Press releases In July, Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) customers used 85.6 million gallons less than July of 2013. This 38 percent reduction exceeds the MCWD’s Level 3 reduction goal of 30 percent.   General Manager Pat Hayes remarked, “These savings demonstrate the whole community understands the severity of the drought and they are […]

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MCWD commencing surveys through September

– Press release Starting in early August, Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) will commence a state required Cross Connection Control survey for water systems on all customer properties.  Inspectors from BSI, Backflow Solutions Inc., will be accessing all premises, August through September, to look for hazards that the state has identified as a potential contamination […]

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Progress between MCWD, Ormat; negotiations continue

– Press release from Mammoth Community Water District Mammoth Lakes, CA – After several months of steady negotiations, the Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) today reported solid progress has been made in settlement discussions with Ormat Technologies, Inc. (Ormat) regarding the company’s proposed geothermal expansion project, Casa Diablo IV Geothermal Project (Casa Diablo IV). MCWD, […]

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Mono court upholds approval by GBAPCD

– Press release from Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Tuesday, the Mono County Superior Court released its decision for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin) to uphold its conditional approval for a new geothermal project by Ormat located in the Casa Diablo area of the Inyo National Forest. In his […]

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MCWD embraces ‘Brown is the New Green’

– Press releases from Mammoth Community Water District The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) implemented Level 3 Water Shortage Conditions this year in early April when the runoff year started with just 2 percent of normal conditions. Reducing irrigation demand is critical to ensure we meet our 30% reduction target and have a reliable potable water supply. With […]

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MCWD urges increased conservation awareness

– Press release from the Mammoth Community Water District Mammoth Lakes, CA –Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) announced the need for increased conservation awareness in 2015 as California’s drought persists into its fourth year. MCWD depends on the region’s snowpack to feed the District’s surface water supply and replenish groundwater aquifers. Unfortunately, the current snowpack […]

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MCWD and Ormat agree to official negotiations

After months of accusations and fears of water contamination, officials from Mammoth Community Water District and Ormat Geothermal have agreed to enter formal negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable monitoring and mitigation program while Ormat’s expansion project goes forward. The bitter dispute between the two entities did not reach agreement over past months. The Water […]

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NBC writer examines geothermal dispute

A contributing writer to NBC News, Linda Carroll, has examined the conflict between Mammoth Community Water District and Ormat Geothermal. Her story appears online. The Water District shared the information in what they are calling the “In Case You Missed It Series”. While network news writers rarely pay attention to minor water wars in the […]

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MCWD holds surprise special meeting

Members of the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District Board were surprised when three Mammoth Community Water District Board members showed up at a recent APCD meeting in Alpine County and said they were holding a special meeting of their own right then and there. The Water Board members made their unhappiness clear during public […]

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Inyo-Mono water conservation rules

The severe drought in California prompted the State to set down water conservation rules and to require county and city jurisdictions to adopt their own plans. Mammoth Community Water District continues to ask customers to conform to Revised Level 1 Water Restrictions. These rules say even numbered addresses should irrigate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. […]

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