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A WATER EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED



A water emergency has been declared in the Brooktrails Township limiting water use by each Brooktrails water customer. As of March 8, 2014, the limit has been revised to 150 gallons per day or 4,500 per month. A revised notification letter to customers can be viewed here. A copy of the emergency ordinance and resolution can be viewed here.

To help our community save water, visit our links to useful water conservation information.

Also you can click on the "Save Our Water" picture above to see more about the statewide drought emergency effort and how you can help. On Friday, January 17, Governor  Brown declared a statewide State of Emergency stating: "“We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared for the terrible consequences that California’s drought now threatens, including dramatically less water for our farms and communities and increased fires in both urban and rural areas."

And last but not least, an outdoor fire Burn Ban is in effect in the Brooktrails Township and Mendocino County. And the Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is requesting that County residents limit fireplace and wood stove use whenever possible and burn wood only when necessary for comfort.



OTHER BROOKTRAILS TOWNSHIP NEWS


Upcoming Recreation, Greenbelt, and Conservation Committee Meeting Agenda


What You Need to Know about the Willits Wastewater Treatment Plant Dispute

    The Brooktrails Township and the City of Willits, since 2005, have been involved in a dispute over the allocation of costs for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant and, since 1997, over the allocation of operating costs for the treatment plant. The City of Willits is demanding that Brooktrails Township Community Services District ratepayers pay to treat sewage produced by City ratepayers.

    The dispute involves $2,000,000+ in project costs for the new Wastewater Treatment Plant and $150+ per Brooktrails residence in operating costs over the past eight years. To make matters worse, after subtracting the Township's exclusive flow capacity rights the new Wastewater Treatment Plant capacity is not large enough to handle sewage flows from the City and may be discharging millions of gallons of wastewater annually into the Little Lake Valley groundwater table.

    In October 2013, the Township Board made another attempt to initiate settlement negotiations. The City responded by demanding preconditions. You can read the letters here.

    Also in October 2013 the Township General Counsel responded to new extensive interrogatories from the City's outside litigation attorney. The response can be read here.

    Every Brooktrails Township ratepayer should become informed about this dispute.

Read a complete explanation of the Brooktrails viewpoint here

Review a 1997-2013 timeline of the dispute with documentation links here


BROOKTRAILS 2012 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT ON DRINKING WATER QUALITY


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