November 9, 2018

As a result of the Camp Fire, the Paradise Irrigation District, in conjunction with the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water, is advising all its customers and/or emergency responders that the water from the District may not be safe to drink. We advise people to boil the tap water, or use bottled water, for drinking and cooking purposes. This is a safety precaution to avoid stomach or intestinal illness as much of our water delivery system has been dewatered, which can allow contaminates to enter the water system. The affected area includes all
customers served by the Paradise Irrigation District.
We will inform you when tests show that water is safe to drink, and you no longer need to boil your water. We are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Do not drink the water without boiling it first

• Boil all water for one (1) minute
(rolling boil).
• Let water cool before drinking.
• Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, and food preparation until further notice.
• Boiling water kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

If you are unable to boil your water:

Household unscented liquid bleach
• For clear water, use 8 drops (1/8 tsp.) of bleach for 1 gallon of water. For cloudy water, filter through a clean cloth and use 16 drops (1/4 tsp.) of bleach for 1 gallon of water.
• Mix well. Allow to stand for 30 minutes before using.
• Water may taste or smell like chlorine. This means disinfection has occurred.

Water disinfection tablets
• Please follow the manufacturer’s instructions.


NOVEMBER 13, 2018

4:00 PM

9420 Putney Drive
Durham, CA 95938

Agenda - November 13, 2018 - Emergency Meeting


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the regularly scheduled November 21, 2018 meeting of the Board of Directors of the Paradise Irrigation District has been cancelled. A special meeting date of the Board of Directors will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the District Board Room, 6332 Clark Road, Paradise, California.

Georgeanna Borrayo, District Secretary
Dated: October 31, 2018


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New state water guidelines and your water use:

There’s been a lot of talk about how consumers will be affected by California’s two new long-term water-use efficiency conservation bills (SB 606 and AB 1668), which were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on May 31.
-- The two new laws call for the creation of indoor and outdoor water-use targets for water agencies such as Paradise Irrigation District.
-- While the details haven’t been fully worked out, be assured that PID is working closely with state officials to determine how the district—and its customers—can best comply with the new requirements.
-- Here are a few questions we’ve heard—and the answers as we understand them now. As always, if you have specific questions about your water use, call PID at 877-4971 and we’ll work hard to get you the answers.

Annual water quality report - Updated June 2018

Your water: Clean. Fresh. Pure. That’s the focus of the just-released PID Annual Consumer Confidence Report. The report is available online at as well as in a printed version at the district office, 6332 Clark Road. Included in the report is information about where PID’s water originates, how it’s treated and the district’s water delivery system. Also included are sampling results of substances detected in your water.
The good news? In addition to tasting great, the sampling found no violations in any area. Drink up!

Water Rights 101

Paradise Irrigation District holds two permits from the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) that authorize diverting water from Little Butte Creek to the district’s two reservoirs. But, as you’ll find out in this audio recording presented by PID's consultant, Paula Whealan during then February 21, 2018 PID board meeting, having the water rights doesn’t guarantee them. Discover what the district is doing to demonstrate the need for this water now and in the future in this informative 1 hour 34 minute presentation. No, it may not be as fun as watching kitten videos, but you’ll learn about the steps and studies PID must complete to secure the rights to a water supply that is reliable and adequate to meet our community’s needs.

Spillway Study

In the wake of recent failure of the Oroville Dam Spillway, the Division of Safety of Dams (California Department of Water Resources) is requiring owners of high hazard dams to conduct a comprehensive study of their spillways. PID has two spillways affected by this requirement: one each at Paradise Lake and Magalia Reservoir. Following the detailed analysis, PID will be required to make any required spillway repairs/upgrades which are found necessary.

Spillway Study
2018 Water Quality Report