Resources for Local Governments

OPR Concurrence


Lamont Public Utilities District - Local Drought Actions

City of Woodlake Ė Local Drought Actions (5/27/15)

City of Montague - Local Drought Actions (06/5/2014)

Cambria Community Services District - Local Drought Actions (09/12/2014)

Springville Public Utilities District - Local Drought Actions (12/4/2014)

Chemeketa Park Mutual Water Company - Local Drought Actions (12/9/14)

Dixieland Elementary School - Local Drought Actions (12/9/14)

Lake Canyon Mutual Water Company - Local Drought Actions (12/9/14)

Los Ranchos de Uvas Water Company - Local Drought Actions (12/9/14)

Plainsburg Elementary School - Local Drought Actions (12/9/14)

Brookstrails Township Community Service District - Local Drought Actions (12/10/2014)

Ali Water Company - Local Drought Actions (12/15/14)

Volta Community Services District - Local Drought Actions (12/15/14)

Alview School - Local Drought Actions (1/12/15)

Madera County Maintenance District #33, Fairmead - Local Drought Actions (1/12/15)

Madera County Public Works - Local Drought Actions (1/12/15)

River Pines Public Utility District - Local Drought Actions (1/26/15)

Toolkit

Local Government Drought Toolkit

Templates

These sample templates cite sections of the California Water Code and Government Code, but each agency can also cite to any applicable local ordinances or local codes. Additional language will need to be added to address local conditions, especially to establish facts that support making any necessary findings.

Local Government Drought Proclamation Template
Cities Counties Sample Ordinance Adopting Water Conservation Program Template
Municipal Water Districts Drought Emergency Resolution Template
Municipal Water Districts Sample Ordinance Adopting Water Use Restrictions Template

Drought Task Force Follow-up Memos

Mendocino County

Santa Cruz County

North State

Resources

Regional Contacts for Agencies and Departments

Drought Information and Resources for Local Governments

Funding Opportunites
State of California Announcements and Initiatives
Drought Data and Information
State Department and Federal Drought Websites
Water Publications and Advisories
State Policy

Technical Advisories

FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR DRY WATER WELLS

There is a patchwork of programs available to assist homeowners with dry domestic wells. Most have strict eligibility criteria.

United State Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program
USDA Rural Development grants enable local municipalities and NGOs to establish lending programs for household water wells in rural areas and for low- and very low-income households.

  • USDA Household Water Well Systems
    Funding is available for the repair, replacement or servicing of domestic water wells

  • USDA Housing Preservation Grants, to rehabilitate substandard housing to a safe and decent and sanitary condition. Water wells are eligible. For more information on how your jurisdiction can access the funds, contact your local USDA Rural Development office.

The California Department of Housing and Community Development
Funding is available in two programs that enable water well owners to deepen existing wells or drill new ones.

  • Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Funds
    Funds are available to cities and counties. For more information, contact Susan.Naramore@hcd.ca.gov.

  • CalHome
    Funds are available for local jurisdiction or nonprofits. For more information, contact Raymond.Victor@hcd.ca.gov. For both funding sources local jurisdiction or nonprofits are the intermediaries between the Department and the community members.

Consolidation
If a dry domestic well is within 2 miles of a public water system, they may be eligible for funding to connect to the public water system. If a group of 15 or more homes are within 2 miles of each other, they may be eligible for funding to create their own public water system. Counties and state agencies should work with these well owners to identify the most appropriate solution to their drinking water shortages.

Download a pdf summary of these resources here.

Contact Information

(916)327-0068
Drought.Clearinghouse@OPR.CA.Gov