Tag Archives: water

High costs may kill water sales

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – As the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District continues to market its industrial water surplus, it’s finding that the costs of transporting it are higher than what potential customers may be willing to pay. The district’s Board of Directors held a Sept. 30 study session on water use options

Water bandits in Arcata

Jack Durham Mad River Union ARCATA – Water thieves are apparently hitting homes in Arcata, filling up barrels with the precious commodity while residents are away or asleep. Details of the thefts are sketchy, as none of the incidents have been reported to the Arcata Police Department. However, Lynne Owens of the Arcata Water Department

Pact May Bring Klamath Dam Removal Closer

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – County supervisors have said that a Klamath Basin water use agreement stemming from a key court ruling opens new potential for federal legislation on dam removal. Klamath Basin water issues were discussed at the April 8 Board of Supervisors meeting. Up for consideration was the Upper Klamath Basin

McKinleyville Connecting Emergency Water Line To Arcata, And Vice-Versa

Jack Durham Mad River Union McKINLEYVILLE/ARCATA – Weather permitting, work may begin this week or next on a $2 million project to connect McKinleyville and Arcata’s water lines. The connection will be used in emergencies only, providing both communities with a backup supply in the event that their primary water lines are ruptured in an

HBMWD Valve Replacement Deemed Successful

From HBMWD: Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) successfully completed the installation of two new valves at 6am on Thursday, Nov. 21.  Carol Rische, General Manager of HBMWD thanked the community for their conservation efforts during the installation.  “We had an obvious decrease in water use on Nov. 20. It was clear that the community

Conserve Water Wednesday While Valve Is Replaced

HUMBOLDT – Due to a major valve replacement project, Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) will temporarily shut off the water supply to its customers Wednesday, Nov. 20. HBMWD will coordinate with their seven municipalities to have all water storage reservoirs completely full going into this event. With full reservoirs, water supply will be maintained