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Mission Statement:

It is our mission to provide ample

amounts of potable water at a reasonable

price to all constituents within the Pine

Cove area.





The District is proud to announce that we have received the Districts of Distinction Award from Special Districts Leadership Foundation.

Districts of Distinction Accreditation

"In a time where proper fiscal management and responsibility in public agencies is paramount and the task of governing these agencies has become even more complex, regulated and costly, it has become increasingly important to demonstrate to constituents that districts have sound fiscal management policies and practices in place among other areas of importance in district operations.

This accreditation is designed as a way for districts to highlight their prudent fiscal practices along with other areas important to effectively operate and govern a special district."







Stay tuned for more information on our 60th anniversary BBQ @ Dutch Flats, coming next summer!!





Emergency services website launched July 1, 2015. The website was set up to help county residents preapre and plan how to react in case of an emergency. Directions on preparing an emergency kit, a family plan, as well as a list of other government websites, which would be sources of information during an emergency, are available on the EMD site. The county is working on a hazard mitigation plan in order to be prepared if the forecasted major El Nino event occurs this fall or winter. More information will be available latger this fall as the plan is completed.




Effective 6/1/2015, Pine Cove Water District moved to Stage II Mandatory Water Restrictions. We are also asking our customers to reduce outside watering to 2 days a week.









WHEREAS, the State of California is experiencing unprecedented statewide drought conditions;

WHEREAS, on April 1, 2015, the Governor of the State of California issued Executive Order B-29-15 (“Executive Order”), effective that day, mandating a 25% reduction in potable water use statewide and directing the California State Water Resources Control Board (“State Water Board”) to develop and impose emergency regulations to achieve that objective; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Executive Order, the State Water Board issued emergency drought regulations contained in California Code of Regulations Title 23, Division 3, Chapter 2, Article 22.5 (“Emergency Regulations”), which are now in effect; and

WHEREAS, Section 865, subsection (f), of the Emergency Regulations requires each distributor of a public water supply that is not an Urban Water Supplier (an Urban Water Supplier being, pursuant to California Water Code section 10617, an entity supplying water for municipal purposes to more than 3,000 customers or supplying more than 3,000 acre-feet of water annually) to either: (1) limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water by the persons it serves to no more than two days per week or (2) reduce by 25 percent its total potable water production relative to the amount produced in 2013; and

WHEREAS, Section 865, subsection (f), of the Emergency Regulations also requires each distributor of a public water supply that is not an Urban Water Supplier to submit a report by December 15, 2015 to the State Water Board, on a form provided by the State Water Board, that either confirms compliance with the alternative to limit outdoor irrigation to two days per week or identifies total potable water production, by month, from June through November, 2015, and total potable water production, by month, for June through November 2013 in order to achieve the 25% reduction alternative; and

WHEREAS, on June 10, 2015, the Board of Directors (hereinafter, the “Board”) of the Pine Cove Water District (hereinafter, the “District”) received a letter from the State Water Board requiring the District to indicate its election between limiting outdoor irrigation to two days per week or reducing total potable water production by 25%, in accordance with Section 865 of the Emergency Regulations; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors finds that the option to limit outdoor irrigation to two days per week complies with the Emergency Regulations, will promote water conservation within the District and will help to protect the continued availability of the District’s water supply.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the Pine Cove Water District hereby adopts the following:

  • RESOLVED, that in accordance with Section 865, subdivision (f), of the Emergency Regulations, the District elects to limit the use by its customers of potable water for outdoor irrigation to no more than two days per week; and

  • RESOLVED FURTHER, that all customers of the District that receive potable water from the District shall, effective immediately, limit outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water to no more than two days per week, and

  • RESOLVED FURTHER, that that the District’s staff shall promptly notify the District’s customers of this Resolution in accordance with the District’s rules and regulations; and

  • RESOLVED FURTHER, that the District shall, in accordance with its rules and regulations, monitor its customers’ compliance with this Resolution and take appropriate steps for non-compliance; and

  • RESOLVED FURTHER, that this Resolution is adopted effective immediately and shall remain in force until otherwise resolved by the Board.

ADOPTED, SIGNED AND APPROVED, this 10th of June, 2015.




Stage 1 is voluntary compliance. Customers are asked to conserve, when possible, the amount of water used to that amount necessary for domestic and business purposes. Fix leaky plumbing, prevent irrigation runoff, refrain from washing down sidewalks, driveways and parking areas and avoid sprinkling unplanted areas for dust control. Customers are encouraged to utilize wood chips and mulch around all plants and trees to minimuze outside watering.

Stage II is mandatory compliance.  Customers are required to limit irrigation of outdoor plants and gardens to the period between 6:00 PM and 8:00 AM daily and stop all water runoff.  Customers cannot fill or refill swimming pools except the small amount needed to replace evaporation in already filled pools.  Vehicles can only be washed using a bucket and a hose with a shut-off nozzle.  Immediate repairs must be made to any and all leaking water lines and faucets in household plumbing and yard piping.  Customers must also cease watering native vegetation and unplanted areas for dust control.  Restaurants shall only provide drinking water to patrons upon specific request.

Stage III IS MANDATORY EMERGENCY RESTRICTIONS.  No water shall be used to irrigate outdoor plants, trees or landscaping of any kind, or any time.  No water shall be added to swimming pools, hot tubs, or spas to replace evaporation loss or for any other purpose.  No water shall be taken from fire hydrants for any reason except for fire emergencies or for the maintenance of system water quality.  Water use for construction purposes shall be minimized and no water will be used for dust control, washing structures, sidewalks, driveways or parking areas.  Washing motor vehicles and equipment is not allowed except from a bucket using a hose with a shut-off nozzle.  In addition, water users shall make immediate repairs to any leaking line or faucet in household plumbing or yard piping.



The District is very proud to accept the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from Special Districts Leadership Foundation! We are 1 of 7 Special Districts in the State of California that have received this honor!


UPDATE** The District received this award again for the 2015/2016 and the 2016/2017 Fiscal Years. All criteria for this award was verified by SDLF, and 2 outside sources.








Pine Cove Water District was formed August 2nd, 1956, pursuant to the County Water District Law, Division 12, of the Water Code and more specifically, section 30321.

We provide potable water to the following service area:





Pine Cove Water District
24917 Marion Ridge Dr.
PO Box 2296
Idyllwild, CA 92549-2296

Phone: 951-659-2675
Fax: 951-659-3112

Regular Business Hours:

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Please be aware that the Advanced Minimum that the District charges in the amount of $53.00 was increased to $57.00 on April 1, 2015. This increase was approved on April 1, 2015, Resolution #504.


NON AVOIDANCE OF MINIMUM BILLING:  Minimum advanced billing and payment thereof is used for administrative expenses, minimum maintenance and fixed funding charges of the District and may not be avoided by seasonal disconnection of service with subsequent reconnection.  All meters active or inactive will be billed advance minimum charges every two months, as per Resolution #266.


Please click the link below to be directed to the Interagency Incident Support Website. You can find Incident information, weather predictive services and more:

In a medical emergency, or in case of a fire, call not call the local fire departments. Your emergency call needs to be routed through the proper emergency channels.


In an emergency such as fire, or evacuations, tune to 1610 on your radio dial to tune into our local radio station WNKI.


Please click below to see our Budget for the 2014/2015 Fiscal Year, Resolution #498:

Resolution 498 - Budget for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year


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