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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 January 2019 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 over the last year was 0.029 ug/L.

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 is now moving forward with the design of treatment facilities to remove 1,2,3-TCP from the water, and will be minimizing the use of the affected wells pending the installation of treatment.  The District is also pursuing damages in litigation against the fumigant manufacturers whose products are responsible for the contamination in order to fund the treatment.  We anticipate resolving the problem within the next 2 years.


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 April 2, 2019

Notice: Important Information About Your Drinking Water

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to California Government Code sections 61060 and 25124 (b)(1), that the East Niles Community Services District (District) has adopted an ordinance (Ordinance) on September 18, 2017 setting forth various rules and regulations regarding the provision of water and sewer services by the District.  The Ordinance includes, as an exhibit, a document referred to as the East Niles Community Services District Rules and Regulations Regarding Water And Sewer Service (Rules and Regulations).  The Rules and Regulations contain various policies, rules and regulations regarding District water and sewer services, including but not limited to: general policies, rules and regulations, water and sewer connection requirements, water and sewer service requirements and limitations, payment obligations, and delinquencies and penalties.  The Rules and Regulations also have attached various appendices that set forth various District rates and charges.  The Directors voting for and against the Ordinance are as follows: For: Director McCalla, Director Harger, Director Powell, Director Ruiz, and Director Quinonez; Against: None. The full text of Ordinance 2017-01 and the East Niles Community Services District Rules and Regulations Regarding Water And Sewer Service are available for review and copying at the District offices, located at 1417 Vale Street, Bakersfield, California and on the District’s website.   

Ordinance No. 2017-01 Setting Forth and Adopting Rules and Regulations Regarding Water and Sewer Service

ENCSD Rules and Regulations Regarding Water and Sewer Service


Change in Sewer Usage Rates

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2018, the sewer usage rate will be increased pursuant to East Niles Community Services District Resolution No. 2018-05 adopted by the Board of Directors on May 2, 2018.

2018-2019 Sewer Rate Schedule