About Mammoth Community Water District MCWD provides water and wastewater utility service to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas.
A new fact sheet produced by MCWD provides more information on how geothermal pumping may threaten local water supplies and recent USGS studies document increased soil temperatures, gas releases and tree deaths linked to Ormat's geothermal operations near the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
MCWD will continue working with local groups, stakeholders and Ormat to address the very real threats that the proposed Casa Diablo IV project poses to the region and ensure the safety of its critical water supplies.
MCWD strives to provide reliable, affordable utility service to our customers and to conduct our operations in a manner reflecting our stewardship role.
The mayors agreed to help MCWD acquire road right-of-way and approve applications for excavation permits.
Moreover, nearly 200,000 cubic meters of water each day is the present yielding if MCWD and is only serving around 43 percent of the total water demand of its service area.
We've had dry conditions during the winter of 1999 and spring of 2000 which resulted in below average water levels throughout the entire Minnehaha Creek Watershed District," says Eric Evenson, MCWD Administrator.
For more than 33 years, MCWD has monitored and investigated the lakes and streams that feed Minnehaha Creek across two counties and 29 cities and towns, from the upper watershed north and west of Lake Minnetonka to the Lake itself, through the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, to Minnehaha Creek and Minnehaha Falls.
JICA will also help MCWD
address its non-revenue water losses, which was at 27.