May 6, 2023
Consumer Confidence Report

2023 Consumer Confidence Report

Water System Name:

Mountain Meadows Mutual Water Company

Report Date:

April 2023

We test the drinking water quality for many constituents as required by state and federal regulations. This report shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2018 and may include earlier monitoring data.

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Type of water source(s) in use: 

4 Groundwater Wells

Name & general location of source(s): 


Well 3 is located in the meadow behind Elderberry Drive. Wells 5 is located off of South Landing near Highway 395. Wells 1 and 4 located off of Meadowview Drive are offline.


Drinking Water Source Assessment information:

Mono County Health Department


Time and place of regularly scheduled board meetings for public participation:

Fall of 2023 TBD

At the Crowley Lake Community Center on South Landing Drive

For more information, contact:

Blair Hafner


( 760 ) 935-4504


Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL): The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. Primary MCLs are set as close to the PHGs (or MCLGs) as is economically and technologically feasible. Secondary MCLs are set to protect the odor, taste, and appearance of drinking water.

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs are set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA).

Public Health Goal (PHG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. PHGs are set by the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Primary Drinking Water Standards (PDWS): MCLs and MRDLs for contaminants that affect health along with their monitoring and reporting requirements, and water treatment requirements.

Secondary Drinking Water Standards (SDWS):MCLs for contaminants that affect taste, odor, or appearance of the drinking water. Contaminants with SDWSs do not affect the health at the MCL levels.

Treatment Technique (TT): A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Regulatory Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.

Variances and Exemptions: Permissions from the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) to exceed an MCL or not comply with a treatment technique under certain conditions.

Level 1 Assessment: A Level 1 assessment is a study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system.

Level 2 Assessment: A Level 2 assessment is a very detailed study of the water system to identify potential problems and determine (if possible) why an E. coli MCL violation has occurred and/or why total coliform bacteria have been found in our water system on multiple occasions.

ND: not detectable at testing limit
ppm: parts per million or milligrams per liter (mg/L)
ppb: parts per billion or micrograms per liter (µg/L)
ppt: parts per trillion or nanograms per liter (ng/L)
ppq: parts per quadrillion or picogram per liter (pg/L)
pCi/L: picocuries per liter (a measure of radiation)


The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, that may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, that can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, that may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, that are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, agricultural application, and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, that can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. EPA and the State Board prescribe regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and California law also establish limits for contaminants in bottled water that provide the same protection for public health.

Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 list all of the drinking water contaminants that were detected during the most recent sampling for the constituent. The presence of these contaminants in the water does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. The State Board allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not change frequently. Some of the data, though representative of the water quality, are more than one year old. Any violation of an AL, MCL, MRDL, or TT is asterisked. Additional information regarding the violation is provided later in this report.

Table 1 – SAMPLING RESULTS SHOWING the detection of coliform bacteria

Microbiological Contaminants
(complete if bacteria detected)

Highest No. of Detections

No. of Months in Violation



Typical Source of Bacteria

Total Coliform Bacteria
(state Total Coliform Rule)

(In a month) 3


1 positive monthly sample


Naturally present in the environment

Fecal Coliform or E. coli
(state Total Coliform Rule)

(In the year) 0


A routine sample and a repeat sample are total coliform positive, and one of these is also fecal coliform or E. coli positive


Human and animal fecal waste

E. coli

(federal Revised Total Coliform Rule)

(In the year) 0




Human and animal fecal waste

(a) Routine and repeat samples are total coliform-positive and either is E. coli-positive or system fails to take repeat samples following E. coli-positive routine sample or system fails to analyze total coliform-positive repeat sample for E. coli.

Table 2 – SAMPLING RESULTS SHOWING THE detection of Lead and copper

Lead and Copper
(complete if lead or copper detected in the last sample set)

Sample Date

No. of Samples Collected

90th Percentile Level Detected

No. Sites Exceeding AL



No. of Schools Requesting Lead Sampling

Typical Source of Contaminant

Lead (ppb)








Internal corrosion of household water plumbing systems; discharges from industrial manufacturers; erosion of natural deposits

Copper (ppm)







Not applicable

Internal corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives

TAble 3 – SAMPLING RESULTS FOR sodium and hardness

Chemical or Constituent (and reporting units)

Sample Date


Range of Detections



Typical Source of Contaminant

Sodium (ppm)






Salt present in the water and is generally naturally occurring

Hardness (ppm)






Sum of polyvalent cations present in the water, generally magnesium and calcium, and are usually naturally occurring

TAble 4 – detection of contaminants with a Primary Drinking Water Standard

Chemical or Constituent
(and reporting units)

Sample Date


Range of Detections



Typical Source of Contaminant

Nitrate-N (mg/L)



0.47 - 0.68



Runoff & leaching from fertilizer use, septic tank s and sewage; erosion of natural deposits

Radioactivity – Gross Alpha Particle Activity


2021 Average


1.35 – 1.61



Erosion of natural deposits

TAble 5 – detection of contaminants with a Secondary Drinking Water Standard

Chemical or Constituent
(and reporting units)

Sample Date

Level Detected

Range of Detections



Typical Source of Contaminant

Arsenic (mg/L)






Erosion of natural deposits

Calcium (mg/L)



9.5 - 9.6



Erosion of natural deposits

Total Hardness (mg/L)



23 – 25



Erosion of natural deposits

Potassium (mg/L)



1.4 – 4.1



Erosion of natural deposits

Total Dissolved Solids (mg/L)



97 – 100



 Dissolved minerals from natural deposits

Turbidity (NTU)






Erosion of natural deposits


Additional General Information on Drinking Water

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the U.S. EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. U.S. EPA/Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).

Lead-Specific Language: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. MMMWC is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you do so, you may wish to collect the flushed water and reuse it for another beneficial purpose, such as watering plants.] If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791) or at


Well 5 and Well 3 are being used as our source water. They are both functioning very well. There have been no problems with any contaminants during the year.

The conservation of water is greatly appreciated.

May 1, 2023
March Financials
    Current  Actual Annual % of 
   Quarter  Year to Date   Budget   Budget  
Water Assessments    37,731   37,731   75,000  50% 
Hook Up fees   -   -   -    
Commercial Water Sales   -   -   -    
Late Charges    320   320   450  71% 
Interest Income   6,086   6,086   500  1217% 
TOTAL REVENUES    44,137   44,137   75,950  58% 
Uncollectible Receivables   -   -      
Accounting Services   1,179   1,179   5,700  21% 
Insurance    3,407   3,407   3,200  106% 
Legal Services   -   -   1,000  0% 
Office Supplies & Postage   193   193   1,600  12% 
Taxes   -   -   825  0% 
Telephone   473   473   1,850  26% 
TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES    5,252   5,252   14,175  37% 
Depreciation Expense   17,208   17,208   42,000  41% 
Maintenance & Repairs   15,499   15,499   25,000  62% 
Water Testing   308   308   1,000  31% 
TOTAL MAINTENANCE & SUPPLIES    33,015   33,015   68,000  49% 
Electricity    6,249   6,249   25,000  25% 
TOTAL UTILITIES    6,249   6,249   25,000  25% 
TOTAL EXPENSES    44,516   44,516   107,175  42% 
REVENUE LESS EXPENSE (DEFICIT)    (379)  (379)  (31,225) 1% 
April 3, 2023
End of year financials
   Current  Actual Annual % of
   Quarter  Year to Date   Budget   Budget
Water Assessments    17,509   69,452   75,000  93%
Hook Up fees   -   -   -   
Commercial Water Sales   10,815   74,523   -   
Late Charges    183   1,105   450  246%
Interest Income   1,161   2,420   500  484%
Miscellaneous Income   (100)  300   -   
Supplemental Water Assessment   10,975   12,650   -   
TOTAL REVENUES    40,543   160,450   75,950  211%
Uncollectible Receivables   -   -     
Accounting Services   1,702   5,823   5,700  102%
Insurance    -   3,108   3,200  97%
Legal Services   -   405   1,000  41%
Office Supplies & Postage   5,533   6,848   1,600  428%
Taxes   20,939   20,933   825  2537%
Telephone   446   1,730   1,850  94%
TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES    28,620   38,847   14,175  274%
Depreciation Expense   17,208   68,833   42,000  164%
Maintenance & Repairs   29,849   84,456   25,000  338%
Water Testing   110   1,451   925  157%
TOTAL MAINTENANCE & SUPPLIES    47,167   154,740   67,925  228%
Electricity    7,163   29,925   25,000  120%
TOTAL UTILITIES    7,163   29,925   25,000  120%
TOTAL EXPENSES    82,950   223,512   107,100  209%
REVENUE LESS EXPENSE (DEFICIT)    (42,407)  (63,062)  (31,150) 202%
October 29, 2022

We will hold an informational meeting at the Community Center on November 12 at 3:00pm to answer any questions regarding the recent annual meeting and rate changes.

October 28, 2022

Annual Meeting Mountain Meadows Mutual Water Company

October 23,2022


The Annual meeting of the Mountain Meadows Mutual Water Company called to order at 9:04 AM by David Richman.

Members Present

Board Members David Richman, Blair Hafner and Hal Cady.

Shareholders Present

Kitty Van Steele, Beth Woodard, Ron Hayes, Fred Stump and Linda Kennedy

President Remarks of the 310 potential shares we have 127 e-mail addresses on file, this is after numerous attempts requesting them. People are not signing up for e-mail notification. If not for David’s work, water would not be flowing.

It has been a busy year, there has been changes to the state laws regarding water districts. David e-mailed a cross-connection survey to all shareholders, only a few surveys where returned. David sent additional e-mails, followed by actual mail and finally he posted notices on non-responder’s doors warning of non-compliance and that the property owner would incur a fee if the property owner failed to fill out the notice. Currently there is one property owner who has not responded.

Meter reading is going well, David replaced several batteries and was provided thirty more battery sets free of charge from the manufacturer. There were several shareholders who expressed concerns about the actual readings. David took meter readings for three consecutive months at 2- week, 6-week then back to normal 4-week intervals while David was on vacation, therefore, the water usage was different for 3 months.

David also notifies the five highest water by e-mail monthly and yet heard back from none.

Wells and system

Last year, Clay Murry replaced Bob Lavagnino and we use his water certification to do the monthly water testing.

The water valves and hydrants were manually exercised this year, this procedure needs to be done once every 2 years. One hydrant had an issue and needed further work. Two oil plugs on the hydrants were replaced and four more were ordered.

David had to raise several valve covers along the roadway due to elevation changes after the paving project. Only one valve still needs to be raised.

Two air blow off assemblies are to be installed by MMMWC with one more on order.

There is a booster pump leak, and it will take 6 months to receive the parts to replace (supply issue).

Well 3 is out of service due to a problem with the pump that caused a turbidity issue, we are working on replacing it and cleaning the well casing, again another supply delay.

Updated the telemetry and reprogramed wells 1,3,4 and 5. Work is being done on the water tank telemetry upgrade.

Started installing water meters in Mountain Meadows Condos. This project will take two years to complete. Pinion Springs Condos will also require metering but will need a meter pit installed or the meters placed in the garage.

Working with the county to have wells 1 and 4 placed back online that are currently offline due to high uranium levels. Both wells are offline except for emergency use.

The website is being updated to meet current security needs and the e-mail system has been updated to hopefully avoid e-mails going to spam.


We currently have approximately 1million dollars in reserve and in the general fund. Last year MMMWC made a profit for the first time and had to pay income tax. We made $100,000.00 from water sales to construction projects last year and $75,000.00 this year. There are currently no projected water sales for next year.

MMMWC has made a change in investment strategies. We have reinvested the money with another bank and a broker. Previously we were earning 0.1% and now we are earning between 1% and 4.5% interest, in CD’s and Treasury Bonds.

Even though there is a surplus of a million dollars in reserve we have an aging water system which requires maintenance, repairs, and replacement. Valves need replacing, water tanks are inspected every 4 years, which was just accomplished. We also are investigating a water mixing system which would allow us to bring wells 1 and 4 back online by blending water from all wells together. David talked with a water system engineer about designing a controlled mixing system involving check valves and new main lines by David’s property. The cost would be about $200,000.00 although this is being examined further. Wells 1 and 4 would provide more water than wells 3 and 5 currently provide. We currently have a D-1 water operators’ certification but would need to obtain a T-1 operators’ certification with this change.

Water consumption was down this year from last year with the ground water levels remaining the same.

Answered shareholders questions about fees and water drawdown.

Water operations

As of January 1, 2023, David will be stepping down as the Operations Manager, which he has been doing for many years and being minimally compensated. David has been advertising for a water systems operator for over two months with no real expressed interest. The job would be part-time and require a D-1 operator certification. The company received one response from someone who stated they were really not interested and ultimately would require a monthly expenditure of $4000 plus trip charges. Another option would be for David Richman and Bob Lavagnino running the water system operations while training Jimmy Greenleaf and Joe Donovan on the operations of the water system and obtaining a D-1 operations certificate. This process would take about 2 years after which David and Bob would step down. The price would be $5,000.00 a month. After discussion, Blair made a motion to proceed with the training of Jimmy Greenleaf and Joe Donovan with the supervision from David Richman and Bob Lavagnino as system operators for the MMMWC as of November 1, 2022. Hal seconded the motion. The motion passed 2-0. David recused himself due to conflict of interest.

David made a motion to raise the water rates by $35.00 for active accounts and to $20.00 for standby accounts to pay for the Water Operator Costs effective January 1, 2023. Hal seconded the motion. The motion was discussed and brought to a vote. The board approved the motion 3-0.

The board approved the 2021 yearly meeting minutes.


The board counted the proxies, and the required quorum was not reached. All present board members agreed to remain on the board in their current positions, David Richman President, Hal Cady Secretary and Blair Hafner Member at large.

The meeting was adjourned by the board at 11:26 AM

There will be an informational meeting on the MMMWC on November 12, 2022 at the Crowley Lake Community Center at 3:00 PM until 4:00pm to discuss the water rate increase.

Minutes submitted by Hal Cady

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