We received notification this morning that the green Ivy rain barrels are in stock and will be shipped soon.  Available for pick -up 9/8/15. All components are included to start collecting and reusing your rainwater.

  • Dimensions: 42.5″ (h) x 22″ (w) x 18″ (I)
  • 50 gallons – Made in the USA!!!
  • 50% recycled plastic
  • Locking lid – All parts included
  • Linking capacity
  • 2 overflow ports
  • Meets EPA safety standards
  • Opaque HDPE material – Screened inlet


Call our office at 659-2675 or stop by to reserve yours today.

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Saving water is not hard. We simply need to be smart about using what we have. Here are a few easy water conservation tips:

  • Never pour water down the drain, especially when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or garden, or for cleaning.
  • Make sure your home is leak free. Many homes have hidden water leaks.
  • Repair dripping faucets, toilets, and sinks. If your faucet is dripping at a rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons of water per year.
  • Retrofit all household faucets by installing aerators with flow control.
  • Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully loaded.
  • Take shorter showers. Replace your shower head with an ultra-low version.
  • Place a bucket in the shower to catch excess water.
  • Insulate your water pipes. You will get hot water faster and avoid wasting water while it heats up.
  • Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects, and other waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
  • Plant smart. Drought efficient landscaping is a great way to design, install and maintain both your plants and irrigation system.
  • Check sprinkler systems and timing devices regularly to be sure they are operating properly.
  • Use mulch to retain moisture in the soil. Mulch also helps in controlling weeds that compete with landscape plants for water.
  • Use a shut-off nozzle on your hose which can be adjusted down to a fine spray so that water flows only as needed.
  • Be aware of and follow all water conservation and water shortage rules in your community.
  • Report all significant water losses (broken pipes, open hydrants, errant sprinklers, etc.) to the property owner and local water district/agency.


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The EWNS is part of a group of alert and warning tools used in Riverside County. The telephone alerting system allows public safety first responders to rapidly alert and warn the public in the event of small to medium sized emergencies. These may include wildfires, floods, hazardous materials, severe weather, and law enforcement incidents. The EWNS can make up to 250,000 calls per hour.  The primary phone number for every business and residence in Riverside County can register their numbers. You may add your cell phone and VoIP numbers via a secure website. To add these numbers, visit the Riverside County homepage; 

For more information on the EWNS, visit the Riverside County Fire Department website at; 




Here are a few tips to detect leaks inside your home:


Lift up your tank cover and put a couple drops of food coloring into your tank. Wait for about 15 -20 minutes. If you see the color inside your toilet bowl, you have a leak and your flapper valve is not working as it should. If you do not see any dye, you have a leak proof toilet. A leaky toilet can consume/waste up to 6,000 gallons per month and up to 10 gallons of water waste per hour.

Shower heads, Faucets, and Bathtubs:

Shower heads, faucets, and bathtubs can also leak. Check around your sink, faucets, and shower heads for wet spots, moisture, or a musky smell. The majority of faucet leaks are caused by worn – out washers which are inexpensive parts, however, a plumber, or a specialized tool may be required.


Early leak detection is key to avoid rot, structural damage, mold, and a pricey water bill.




There will be a Candidates Forum at the Pine Cove Fire Department (located next door to the Water District office) Tuesday, August 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The forum is being sponsored by the Idyllwild Town Crier. PLEASE ATTEND and hear what your candidates have to say.

Ballots started being mailed out yesterday, July 27th. Please fill them out and mail them back by August 25th. There is not a designated polling place or station for this particular election. As an option, you can bring your ballots by the Pine Cove Water District and drop them in the outgoing USPS box out front.




According to our Weather Station located at the Rocky Point Tank Site, we received 2.24 inches of rain over the weekend. That is a lot of rain for such a short period of time. Hope your rain barrels are overflowing!! Temperatures this week call for mid 70’s, however, raising to high 70’s into the weekend.

We are preparing for our August billing which should go out by August 5th.  Please be sure to read the colored inserts which includes our newsletter filled with pertinent information regarding Pine Cove Water District News.

Rain Barrel Update: The new order of rain barrels are on back order with a target delivery date in mid August. We expect them to go fast!! You can call our office at 951-659-2675 to reserve yours now. We are offering these barrels to Pine Cove Customers only and there is a limit of 2 per account.




Just a reminder:

Please limit your watering to 2 times per week. We ask that you only water after 6:00 pm and before 8:00 am.

Lets all welcome AMR  Ambulance to the hill.  They used the Pine Cove Water District Board Room on Saturday, July 11th to host a meet and greet with Pine Cove Customers and offered free blood pressure checks. It was a huge success!!

The Board welcomes Tim Lange as the newest appointed Director, to fill the vacant seat for the Board of Director’s. He is also running for a permanent seat on the board in the upcoming election. Tim is a retired educator, School Counselor, and School Psychologist who devoted 30 years to school and special education.

Hope you all had a wonderful Forth of July!!!



The 14th annual Idyllwild Rotary sponsored parade begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 4th. After the parade, between Jo’An’s and the Fort, the Rotary is hosting a party. There will be inflatable bouncy houses for the kids, ring toss, Big Dev’s Down Home BBQ, and a chili cook – off. If you want to see fireworks you will have to venture off the hill. Soboba Casino will be doing a firework show at 9 pm on July 3rd.  Valley Wide Parks and Recreation located at 901 W. Esplanade will be hosting fireworks at 9 pm on the fourth. You can also check out a fireworks show at Civic Center Park located at 73510 Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert at 9 pm on the 4th.

Have a Safe Holiday and Happy Independence Day!!!!! 

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We will be re-paving the entire facility here at the Pine Cove Water District on Thursday, June 25th. We wanted to give you plenty of warning so you can make other arrangements that day as it will be very difficult, if not impossible to access the office. Along with the office, the blue post office box out front will not be accessible. The office staff will be available by phone with any questions or problems. You can reach us at 951-659-2675 from 9 am -4 pm.

Pine Cove Water District Rebate Program Effective 7/1/2015:

  • Low Flow Toilets – 1/2 of purchase price, max $100.00 (1.6 or less gpm).
  • High Efficiency, Front Loading Washing Machine, $50.00.
  • Instant Hot Water Unit (Goes in under the sink) – 1/2 of purchase price, max $75.00.
  • Hot Water Circulator -1/2 of purchase price, max $100.00.
  • Smart Water System Installed on Outside Watering/Drip System – 1/2 off purchase price, max $100.00
  • Rain Water Collection System – 1/2 off purchase price, max $100.00. Large extensive systems – max $200.00. District rain barrels do not count because the cost of each barrel is $70.00. We are giving you an instant rebate of $12.81 as we are only charging $57.19 each.
  • Low Flow Shower Heads and Shower Adapters 2.0 gpm or less, adapters such as The Lady Bug – 1/2 off purchase price, max $25.00.
  • Water retention on your own lot, such as limiting run off using rock, waddles, jute netting, etc. – 1/2 off purchase price, max $200.00.
  • Any Commercial or multiple units requesting rebate from above categories, will be on a case by case basis – 1/2 off purchase price, max $200.00.


All rebates must be approved by the General Manager, in writing, and must include proof of purchase and installation, labor not included, and there will be no repeat rebates allowed for a minimum of 5 years. Within a fiscal year, the maximum total rebate is $250.00 per property, and the proof of purchase must be dated within the current fiscal year. 

Rain Barrels:

We still have a few green ivy rain barrels available for our Pine Cove Water Customers. All components are included to start collecting and reusing your rainwater. The 50 gallon barrels are $57.19 and are limited to 2 per account.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or stop by the office. 24917 Marion Ridge Road (next door to the fire department). 951-659-2675

Thank you!!







The billing was mailed out last Tuesday, June 2nd and is due on June 25th. If you have not received your bill, you can give us a call at 951-659-2675. We greatly appreciate you paying your bill in a timely manner and paying on time eliminates a late fee of $15.00 being added to your bill.

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Just a quick note to let everyone know that Pine Cove Water District will be closed on Monday May, 25th. It is a good day of remembrance and reflection for many of the Freedoms we are fortunate to have. Happy Memorial Day. NEVER FORGET!!!! We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday May, 26th from 9 am – 4 pm.




1.64 inches of rain/melted snow and 3 3/4 inches of snow from last weeks storms were reported. The season total now stands at 20.26 inches of rain/melted snow and 27 3/4 inches of snow for the season. There is a chance of more rain on Thursday evening into Friday. We will keep you posted!!!


We still have 50 gallon rain barrels available for purchase of $57.19. All components are included to start collecting and reusing rainwater. Please call, email, or stop by the office if you are interested. We are located at:

24917 Marion Ridge Road (next door to the fire department)




Just a follow up from last Wednesday, May 6th post. We received .82 inches of melted rain/snow and 5 inches of snow from last Friday nights storm.

18.62 inches of rain/melted snow and 24 inches of snow for the season has been recorded.


We have another storm coming. Winter Weather Advisory from 5 pm this afternoon to 5 pm PDT Friday. If you did not shut off your water, you can call us to do so for a $15.00 fee. You can reach us at 951-659-2675 or contact Becky via email:

  • 90% Showers today, May 14th
  • 100% Rain/Snow tomorrow, May 15th

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The Staff here at Pine Cove Water District would like to wish all the Mom’s out there a very Happy Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10th!!!!Mothers Day Bouquet - Free image



The Weather man is predicting a chance of precipitation this Thursday and Friday. Let’s hope for lots of rain – any chance of moisture is a good thing.

  • Wednesday, May 6th – Mostly sunny with a 10% chance of precipitation.
  • Thursday, May 7th – PM Showers/Wind with a 30% chance of precipitation.
  • Friday, May 8th – Rain/Snow with an 80% chance of precipitation.
  • Saturday, May 9th -Partly Cloudy with a 20% chance of precipitation.












Not all rain barrels are created equal. The “Ivy” rain barrel provides a new era of design innovation for an economical price. Available in forest green.  All components included to start collecting and reusing your rainwater!

Dimensions: 42.5”(h) x 22”(w) x 18″(l)

  • 50 gallons – • Made in the USA!
  • 50% recycled plastic
  • Locking lid – • All parts included
  • Barrels nest for easy storage
  • Linking capacity
  • 2 overflow ports
  • Meets EPA safety standards
  • Opaque HDPE material• Screened inlet

2 Ivys will easily fit in the back seat of a mid size sedan.

Ivy rain barrel / 50 gallons for $57.19.

This is a fantastic offer for Pine Cove customers only.  Must be used at your Pine Cove residence, and there is a limit of 2 per account.  We have 66 in stock! They will go fast, so don’t wait!

Call Amy at 951-659-2675 to reserve yours now.  You can also email her at



The April bills are due by April 25th and late notices will be mailed on Monday April, 27th. Late charges will be applied to unpaid balances on Monday May, 11th. Feel free to contact us via email at or call the office at: 951-659-2675. You can always stop by the office for all inquiries as well. Our office hours are 9 -4 Monday – Friday. Have a good day!!!water-droplet-th



Today mark’s Earth’s Day 45th anniversary. The inspiration behind Earth Day arose from Gaylord Nelson, a Senator from Wisconsin. Earth day is celebrated globally each year to promote environmental protection. Here are some things we can all do to celebrate Earth Day:

  • Turn lights off when not in use
  • Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle
  • For short errands walk, bike, or hike
  • Garden
  • Conserve Water
  • Save Energy
  • Clean up litter
  • Plant a tree, or two

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It is no secret that California, and many other states, are experiencing some degree of drought. With summer right around the corner, warmer conditions can raise the possibility of drought. There are many actions we can take that can save water, both inside our homes and outside in our yards.

Water Conservation in your home:

  • Fix Water Leaks
  • Install water efficient toilets and shower heads
  • Take Shorter Showers
  • Turn off the the water while brushing your teeth
  • Use dishwashers and washing machines for only full loads
  • Educate and teach your children ways they can conserve water in the home
  • Insulate your water pipes to eliminate wasting water while it heats up

Water Conservation in your yard:

  • Plant drought resistant plants, lawns, and shrubs
  • Place a layer of mulch around your trees and plants
  • Deep Water
  • Install drip irrigation to eliminate water evaporation
  • Lose the Lawn
  • Avoid Over watering

Together, we can all conserve water. LET”S DO OUR PART!!!!water-droplet-th



Every winter the California Coast is visited by the monarch butterfly. The monarch butterflies lay their eggs on Milkweed Plants as early as March. Once they hatch, the youthful caterpillars rely on eating the milkweed to survive. We wanted to pass along this info to those of you who may be interested in planting some milkweed in your yard or garden area. A few CA native milkweed species to look for are: Butterflyweed Milkweed, Antelope – horns Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, California Milkweed, and Mexican Whorled Milkweed. Monarch butterfly