The mission of Rural North Vacaville Water District is to deliver efficiently and reliably, for many years, quality water for domestic use and fire protection.
The Rural North Vacaville Water District is a Community Services District formed under Government Code Section 61000 et. Seq. to develop and provide a public water distribution system. The public water distribution system serves properties within the Rural North Vacaville Water District boundaries with potable water for residential use. In addition, the Rural North Vacaville Water District provides water for fire protection by supplying water to a series of fire hydrants serving properties in the area.
The Rural North Vacaville Water District serves only unincorporated rural Solano County north of Vacaville.
The Rural North Vacaville Water District was formed by a vote of the property owners in the English Hills and Steiger Hills area north of Vacaville in June 1996, at which time a Community Services District was formed as a Special Assessment District to collect a supplemental tax to pay for the construction of the potable water system. The County Board of Supervisors was appointed as the District's Board of Directors during construction and the first full year's operation of the public potable water system. The Environmental Management Department was the County Department that oversaw the construction of the potable water system.
Construction of the water distribution system was financed through two 20-year, low interest (approx. 2.8%) loans to design and construct the potable water system. The first loan for $5 million was obtained from California State Department of Water Resources. The second loan for $8.8 million was obtained from the California State Department of Health Services. The water system included installation of the 43 miles of pipe, covering roughly a 22 square mile area and drilling two deep wells (1,400 feet). The system also runs on two wells that pump 500 gallons per minute; two 300,000 gallon tanks with two booster pumps each that pump 250 gallons per minute. The system includes air release valves to maintain pressures in the system and a series of fire hydrants for fire protection throughout the Rural North Vacaville Water District. The Rural North Vacaville Water District built service roads to each of the tank sites and well sites. The system became operational in 2002, initially supplying water to approximately 270 households.
Both of the loans are being paid off semi-annually as part of the Property Tax billing. At this time, approximately 50% of these loan amounts is now paid off. The following is a brief description and a status on the loans:
Board Meetings held the
second Tuesday of the
month at 7:00 p.m. at
Fire Station #67
4135 Cantelow Road