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Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District Steps in to Support Apple Fire Battle No impact to customer water delivery amid fire

Beaumont, CA – Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) is providing water from District recharge ponds to firefighting helicopters working to contain the Apple Fire.

The District’s bulldozer is also clearing land of combustible material such as trees, shrubs and grass, also known as cutting fire-break, to allow access for firefighting vehicles in the upper canyon.

“Thank you to the many firefighters, agencies and personnel that are working hard to protect our community and fight the Apple Fire,” said BCVWD Board of Directors President John Covington. “We are grateful to your dedication to protecting our residents, and we admire your tenacity and commitment to serving the public.”

The fire, which began Thursday, July 31, has burned 4,125 acres and is 0% contained as of Saturday afternoon, August 1. Evacuation orders are in effect for many area residents. For updates and information about the Apple Fire, including evacuation details, go to or

The fire has not caused any interruption to water service delivery in the area. In the event an outage does occur, BCVWD will provide outage information on its website at

“The safety of our customers is of utmost importance as we work together to battle the Apple Fire,” said BCVWD General Manager Dan Jaggers. “Our hearts go out to all those impacted, and we will continue to do our part to fight the fire and protect our community.”

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BCVWD Board of Directors 2020 Elections

Two Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors seats are up for election on November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 General Election.

BCVWD is governed by a five-member Board, elected by local voters. District elections are zone-based, which means each Director represents a geographic area in which he or she lives. The two seats up for election are:

  • Division 1, held by Andy Ramirez
  • Division 2, held by Lona Williams

To run in the 2020 BCVWD Board of Directors election, candidates must be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A resident and registered voter in Division 1 or Division 2 of BCVWD at the time nomination papers are issued

A person interested in running for election to the BCVWD Board of Directors can call 951-845-9581 to make an appointment with staff to fill out an application, receive verification and be issued nomination documents. BCVWD is a multi-county special district, so nomination documents must be filed with both Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Interested parties can also contact:

Riverside County Registrar of Voters


San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters


The period for filing Nomination Papers is July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020. If an incumbent does not file Nomination Papers by August 7, 2020, at 5 p.m., all other candidates will have until August 12, 2020, at 5 p.m. to file. For more information about the BCVWD Board of Directors, including division maps, go to Contact BCVWD at 951-845-9581 or with any questions.

New step-by-step guide walks customers through “How to Read Your Bill”

BCVWD knows that sometimes navigating your bill can be confusing. Customers can find a step-by-step guide on “How to Read Your Bill” by clicking the link below.

“Transparency and accountability are at the heart of BCVWD’s operations,” said Treasurer Daniel Slawson, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “We hope this detailed information will help our customers understand their bill, as well as how money is used to provide water services.” CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO PDF

Your water is safe and reliable! Learn more from the 2019 Water Quality Report.

Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) routinely pulls hundreds of water samples and conducts tests throughout the year to make sure your water is safe to drink. The results are published annually in our Water Quality Report. The 2019 report is now available by clicking the link below.

“At BCVWD, we are dedicated to ensuring your tap water is safe and dependable,” said Secretary Lona Williams, on behalf of the Board of Directors. “Our team works year-round to ensure your water meets federal and state standards and is there when you need it.”

Providing high quality, reliable water is always top priority at BCVWD. The coronavirus pandemic will not affect water safety or supply. The water we deliver is unaffected by the virus, which is transmitted from person to person through droplets produced when an infected person talks, coughs or sneezes. If coronavirus was ever detected in the water, the treatment process would remove the virus. BCVWD continues to monitor the evolving coronavirus situation to ensure the safety of the public and our employees. Click here to learn more.

To request a paper copy of the 2019 Water Quality Report or to ask questions, please contact Customer Service at (951) 845-9581 or

2019 Water Quality Report

View previous reports here.

BCVWD continues to provide safe, reliable water service while offices remain closed to the public

BCVWD continues to provide safe, reliable water service while offices remain closed to the public

At Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD), the health and safety of the community and our employees is a top priority. Many parts of the state, including Riverside County, are beginning to reopen for business as the COVID-19 pandemic continuously evolves. After careful consideration, and in an abundance of caution, BCVWD’s offices will stay temporarily closed to the public.

The District’s operations remain open and your water is safe to drink and use, as always. Details for alternative means of service are below. Our customer service number is still available at (951) 845-9581. To report a water emergency, call the number and wait for the prompt to select option 9.

BCVWD is committed to its mission of providing safe, reliable water. BCVWD follows all state and federal regulations and testing that keep tap water safe to drink. There is no evidence that coronavirus transfers through drinking water. If coronavirus was ever detected in the water, the treatment process would remove the virus.

BCVWD will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. Ongoing local outbreak updates are available from the County of Riverside at Additional resources are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at


All Board meetings will take place via teleconference until further notice. Information and instructions on how to participate will be provided on each meeting’s agenda, under Teleconference Notice. Agendas are available on the BCVWD website 72 hours in advance of the meeting. View the BCVWD calendar to find meeting dates.


Online Payments – Payments can be made online at

Phone Payments – You can make a payment over the phone, 24 hours a day with our automated payment system. Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 3. Have your account number available when making payments over the phone.

Drop Box – The District office is equipped with a drop box located at our headquarters office at 560 Magnolia Ave, Beaumont, CA. 92223. All payments dropped in the drop box are picked throughout the day, Monday – Thursday. Please be sure to include your account number and check payable to Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District.


Call the District’s main telephone line at (951) 845-9581 and select option 2 during normal business hours.

Call of Special Meeting – June 1, 2020 at 5:30 P.M.

The undersigned, John Covington, President of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, hereby calls a Special Meeting of the Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors to be held Monday, June 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

This meeting will be held via teleconference

The agenda for said meeting will be posted no later than 5:29 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Dated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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Special Districts Week recognizes essential services and encourages citizen engagement


May 22, 2020

Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, Director of Finance and Administrative Services


 Special Districts Week recognizes essential services and encourages citizen engagement

Beaumont, CA — At its meeting on May 13, 2020, the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District (BCVWD) Board of Directors adopted a resolution that acknowledges essential local services and encourages residents to be involved in their community and civically engaged with their local government.

The resolution observes the second annual Special Districts Week, May 17-23. More than 2,000 special districts in California provide millions of people with clean drinking water, sanitation, fire protection, healthcare, transit and other indispensable public functions.

“Today’s challenges with the coronavirus pandemic have shown residents that the work special districts do is vital to maintaining public health and safety and day-to-day activities,” said BCVWD Board President John Covington. “Civic engagement in these services plays a key role in sustaining a thriving community.”

Special districts are local government entities created, funded and overseen by a community’s residents to provide specialized services and public works projects such as water treatment facilities, street lighting and airports. Residents govern them through locally elected or appointed boards.

BCVWD was formed in 1919 to provide irrigation water to local farming lands. What began as a small, privately-owned company to support development in the District’s service area evolved into a public water system that now serves a population of approximately 58,000.

Special Districts Week is expected to be established by the State Legislature this year with bi-partisan approval of Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 179. The approval has been delayed due to the impact of the COVID-19 on the legislative schedule. ACR 179 was sponsored by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA).

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