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Board of Directors Elections 2022

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is governed by a five-member Board, with directors elected by local voters. Three seats on the BCVWD Board of Directors are up for election in this year’s General Election on November 8.

The three seats up for election are:

  • Division 3 ­– Daniel Slawson
  • Division 4 ­– John Covington
  • Division 5 – David Hoffman

Each Board member represents the area in which they live and serves a four-year term. Click here to view the BCVWD division map.

An individual interested in running for a Board seat in the 2022 elections must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident and registered voter in Division 3, 4 or 5 of BCVWD at the time nomination papers are issued

Candidate filing for the elections begins July 18, 2022, at 8 a.m. and ends August 12, 2022, at 5 p.m. Nomination packets are available in person at the following locations. Appointments are highly recommended though walk-ins are accepted. With an appointment, Registrar of Voters staff are available to answer questions and help prospective candidates complete the paperwork.

Riverside County Registrar of Voters
2724 Gateway Dr., Riverside
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(951) 486-7200
(800) 773-8683

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District
560 Magnolia Ave., Beaumont
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (951) 845-9581

Completed documents with original signatures must be submitted to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters before 5 p.m. on August 12, 2022. BCVWD does not accept submittals. If an incumbent does not file nomination papers before the deadline, all other candidates will have until August 17, 2022, at 5 p.m. to file.

For more information about the election or to find out if you are eligible to run, contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200, (800) 773-8683 or voteinfo.net.  

To learn more about the BCVWD Board of Directors, go to bcvwd.org/board-of-directors.

Additional Water-saving Measures Enacted as Region Reacts to Drought

BCVWD implements conservation requirements and penalties for non-compliance

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is requiring 20% reductions in water use by customers and enforcing penalties in response to statewide emergency drought orders.

At its June 8 meeting, the BCVWD Board of Directors updated an earlier resolution to enact Stage 3 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). The move restricts irrigation of residential lawns to three days per week between May and October and prohibits the filling of new swimming pools, on top of ongoing measures to cut water waste. Irrigation of decorative grass at commercial, industrial and institutional sites, including HOAs, is also banned by order of the State Water Resources Control Board.

“These actions help safeguard water resources for BCVWD customers as we face ongoing and unrelenting drought,” said Secretary David Hoffman, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We all need to step up our conservation game and commit to saving more water.”

The District’s water supply is stable and customers will not run out of water this summer. However, significant efficiency efforts are imperative to address continued drought impacts.

Stage 3 measures also include: Watering of residential lawns, parks, sports fields, schools and grass used for recreational purposes or community events is currently limited to eight minutes per watering station, between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

  • Watering of residential lawns, parks, sports fields, schools and grass used for recreational purposes or community events is currently limited to eight minutes per watering station, between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Addresses ending in an odd number or meters without a physical address may water Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Addresses ending in an even number may water Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
  • Trees and plants are not subject to the watering limits.
  • Between November and April, watering lawns is limited to two days per week

Stage 3 includes penalties for violations. Customers will first receive a written notice, followed by increasing financial penalties equal to 10%, 20%, 30% and 50% of the customer’s water bill. Violations after the fifth notice are subject to suspension or termination of water service.

The District constantly monitors weather conditions and the resulting impact on local water supply and demand. BCVWD’s strategic planning, preparation and partnerships have helped the agency realize more than a three-year supply of water stored for emergencies like the current drought. To prepare for water shortages, the District updated its WSCP in October 2021. The plan is designed to preserve water supplies in the Beaumont Basin, which provides water to the District’s service area.

For more information and conservation tips, visit bcvwd.org/preparing-for-drought.

Annual Water Quality Report Now Available!

Water quality is a top priority at BCVWD. We regularly sample and test our water for safety, all year long. The results are published annually in our Water Quality Report. Find the 2021 report below.

2021 Annual Water Quality Report: https://bcvwd.org/2021-Consumer-Confidence-Report/
Previous Annual Water Quality Reports: https://bcvwd.org/documents/plans-studies-reports/)

California Drought Conditions

Did you know you can watch California drought conditions along with BCVWD? Visit droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?CA. BCVWD has a 35-million-gallon water storage capacity, just one of the many ways we are prepared for droughts and emergencies.

“Thanks to thoughtful planning and continuous monitoring, BCVWD is prepared to meet customers’ water demands even during multiple years of extreme dry weather,” said Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Beaumont Cherry Valley Water District Board of Directors.

Need a lift during difficult times?

Need a lift during these difficult times? Area renters who have lost income due to COVID-19 could be eligible for rent and utility support through the United Lift Rental Assistance Program. Check out the video below or go to unitedlift.org to learn more.

“Many of our community members are facing financial setbacks as a result of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Board Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “The United Lift program provides relief to those who need it most, helping them get back on their feet after a challenging year.”

Drinking Water Week

During Drinking Water Week is a perfect time to teach kids about the value of water! Play eye spy, do a puzzle or find your way through a maze with children’s activities that you can find at awwa.org/Events-Education/Drinking-Water-Week/DWW-Materials.

“The long-term viability of our water resources rests in the hands of our children,” said Secretary and Board Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Helping children understand the role water plays in our everyday lives sets the groundwork for a sustainable water future.”

#DrinkingWaterWeek #BCVWD

Save water by freshening up the mulch in your garden

Save water by freshening up the mulch in your garden this spring! Natural mulch reduces moisture loss in soil, reduces weed growth, and puts the finishing touch on a California-friendly garden.

On behalf of the Water District, Board Secretary Andy Ramirez reminds customers that “Though outdoor watering makes up the majority of a home’s water use, by using California native plants and conservation, this will help you save money on your next water bill”. #ConservationTips #BCVWD

BCVWD is dedicated to growing our region’s water supply

BCVWD is dedicated to growing our region’s water supply. California’s reservoir project provides an opportunity to address water insecurity issues and plan ahead for times of drought. Learn more about the Sites Reservoir Project Agreement and our participation from the article in the Record Gazette.

https://www.recordgazette.net/news/san-gorgonio-water-agency-and-beaumont-cherry-valley-water-district-to-participate-in-state-s/article_1d544e4e-1a18-11eb-b60c-53e3e06fc3cb.html

“At BCVWD, we are committed to planning ahead to meet the future water needs of our customers, including likely drought situations,” said Board Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Participating in the state’s reservoir project allows us to work together with partners from across California to tackle statewide water supply concerns, while also growing our local water resources.”

National Safety Month

June is #NationalSafetyMonth. Power outages and inclement weather can sometimes impact water delivery. Did you know BCVWD has an alert system to share information regarding major water service outages? Sign up to get email notifications at bcvwd.org. “Over the past several months, our community experienced several weather changes that included both flood and then fire warnings,” said Director Andy Ramirez, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “BCVWD is committed to mitigating damages to water infrastructure through ensuring facilities are protected and well maintained. Residents can trust that BCVWD is committed to keeping water safe for drinking and available for Firefighters during a time of need.”

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