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Notice of 2020 Urban Water Management Plan

The East Niles Community Services District (ENCSD) is currently in the process of developing its Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP). Every five years, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) requires that water suppliers like ENCSD, update its UWMP. Every urban water supplier that either provides over 3,000 acre- feet of water annually or serves more than 3,000 urban connections is required to assess the reliability of its water sources over a 20-year planning horizon and report its progress towards a 20% reduction in per- capita urban water consumption. DWR staff then reviews the submitted plans to make sure they have completed the requirements and submits a report to the Legislature summarizing the status of the plans.

UWMPs and WSCPs are prepared by California’s urban water suppliers to support their long-term resource planning             efforts and ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet existing and future water demands. Preparation of the Plan includes analysis of projected population growth, current and future water demands, as well as water supply and pumping data.

A public draft is available for review at the ENCSD office located at 1417 Vale Street, Bakersfield, CA Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4 PM or via ENCSD’s website, www.eastnilescsd.org. The ENCSD Board of Directors will take action on the UWMP and the WSCP at its June 28, 2021 Regular Board Meeting at 5:30 PM held at the District’s office.


Draft 2020 UWMP (Click Here)

  Draft 2020 WSCP (Click Here)





Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Proposed  2021-2021 District Budget (Click Here)

    Proposed 2021-2022 District Budget (Click Here) 

Notice of Public Hearing For Sewer Rate Charges to Collected Through The Property Tax Roll (Click Here)

Sewer Rates Effective July 1, 2021 (Click Here)





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East Niles Community Services District Water System Has levels of 1,2,3-TCP Above Drinking Water Standards

Our water system recently failed a drinking water standard. Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what you should do, what happened, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

We routinely monitor for the presence of drinking water contaminants. The standard for 1,2,3- Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP) is equivalent to 0.005 ug/L (micrograms per liter). Testing results from May 2020 to May 2021 show that our system exceeds the standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), for 1,2,3-trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP). The average level of 1,2,3-TCP since May of last year was 0.022 ug/L at one well.  All other wells showed no detection of 1,2,3-TCP.  The total average for all groundwater sources was below the 0.005 ug/L MCL.

What should I do?

           You do not need to use an alternative (e.g., bottled) water supply.

           This is not an immediate risk. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately. However, some people who drink water containing 1, 2,3-trichloropropane in excess of the MCL over many years may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

              If you have other health issues concerning the consumption of this water, you may wish to consult your doctor.

 What happened?  What is being done?

1,2,3-TCP was an unnecessary impurity in soil fumigants applied in the southern area of the District from the 1950's-1980's.  The 1,2,3-TCP has now contaminated our groundwater supply.  East Niles Community Services District began voluntarily monitoring for 1,2,3-TCP several years ago, and completed an engineering study of treatment options in 2017.  The District has pursued damages in litigation against the fumigant manufacturers whose products are responsible for the contamination in order to fund the treatment.  The District has awarded a contract to construct treatment facilities to remove 1,2,3-TCP from the water.  In the meantime, the District will be minimizing the use of the affected well during the construction of the treatment facility.  We anticipate resolving the problem within this year.


For more information, please contact:

Larry White at 661-871-2011 

Tim Ruiz at 661-871-2011

Or mail:          P.O. Box 6038, Bakersfield, CA 93386

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).  You can do this by posting this public notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

Secondary Notification Requirements

Upon receipt of notification from a person operating a public water system, the following notification must be given within 10 days [Health and Safety Code Section 116450(g)]:

        SCHOOLS: Must notify school employees, students, and parents (if the students are minors).

        RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTY OWNERS OR MANAGERS (including nursing homes and care facilities): Must notify tenants.

        BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS, MANAGERS, OR OPERATORS:  Must notify employees of businesses located on the property.


This notice is being sent to you by East Niles Community Services District in compliance with the California Domestic Water Quality and Monitoring Regulations as a means of keeping the public informed.


State Water System ID: 1510006.                          Date distributed: Beginning  July 9, 2021

Notice: Important Information About Your Drinking Water

ENCSD Rules and Regulations Regarding Water and Sewer Service


Change in Sewer Usage Rates

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2020, the sewer usage rate will be increased pursuant to East Niles Community Services District Resolution No. 2020-05 adopted by the Board of Directors on May 18, 2020.

2020-2021 Sewer Rate Schedule