This water system serves the Pinon Ranch and Rimrock Ranch developments. The system consists of three wells (Wells No. 2, 4 and 5), a 100,000-gallon reservoir at the top of Pinon Ranch, a 120,000-gallon reservoir at the top of Rimrock Ranch, and a gravity-fed distribution system with 23 fire hydrants. The system currently serves 81 parcels, 41 of which have houses.
There are different fees for developed and undeveloped lots. All developed lots are required to install a meter and a connection fee is charged. You have a monthly allotment of water as part of your annual fee however, there are additional charges for excess usage.
Water sampling is conducted monthly for coli-form and e coli. Samples are collected by a Distribution Operator and analyzed at the Mammoth Community Water District laboratory. Other sampling is performed on a schedule established with the Mono County Health Department to meet State water standards, and samples for this monitoring are sent to various commercial testing laboratories. For a more complete description, see the Consumer Confidence Report.
Well 5 Project
When the original Well 1 began to fail, maintenance was performed but it became evident that it's best days were in the past. As part of the original development plans, well 5 was designed but never built. So in 2010, finishing in 2012, well 5 was added to the system to replace well 1. It currently acts as a secondary water source in our lead/lag well configuration.