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Authorizing Statute

The Bear Valley Water District adopted Bylaws pursuant to Section 35302 of the California Water Code on August 5, 1968.  The enabling statutes are located in Water Code §71000 et seq.

Following is a short summary of the various provisions of the code:

  • Powers and Functions: Develop and sell water; promote water use efficiency; operate public recreational facilities; provide fire protection; collect and dispose trash, garbage, sewage, storm water and waste; and generate, sell and deliver hydroelectric power.

  • Formation: Any county or counties, or of any portions thereof, whether such portions include unincorporated territory only or incorporated territory of any city or cities; cities and unincorporated territory does not need to be contiguous.

  • 5 Directors, elected by property owners to 4 year terms.


Water Code §71000  


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