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Environment / Nature

Water Resources Association raises concerns about water levels

With precipitation at 55% of normal this rainy season, the community should prepare for this year to be dry.

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San Benito County Water District issues safety statement

Groundwater sources (wells) would not be sources for COVID-19.

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Government / Politics

Water Resources Association of San Benito County updates Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Public workshop planed for March 24 in Hollister.

Jeff Cattaneo, operations manager with the San Benito County Water District, said water quality increases the closer wells are dug near Pacheco Creek. File photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Hollister signs agreement with water districts on future supply

City Council looks to increase water in industrial zone and create redundancy for North County.

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Community invited to first workshop on Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Groundwater Sustainability Plan needed to be in compliance with state law.

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Government / Politics

Election 2018: San Benito County Water District Division 4

Two candidates are running in November.


Business / Economy

West Hills Water Treatment Plant Online Ahead of Schedule

Consumers will have higher quality drinking water and the taste of the water will improve.

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Improved water quality coming soon to West/Central Hollister

New treatment plant improves drinking water, helps preserve groundwater basin, protects against drought, and aids in meeting state water discharge requirements 

Early pamphlet about San Benito County water.


The future of water in San Benito County

Water supply is a key factor in the the county's future. Community involvement will help ensure that San Benito County residents will continue to have a safe and sufficient water supply

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Business / Economy

Water’s important role in the county’s history

Since early settlement and food production in San Benito County, efforts have been made to achieve a balanced and sustainable groundwater basin

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Government / Politics

County water district joins Santa Clara in agreement that may result in expanded reservoir

New dam on upper Pacheco Creek could help store water for dry years and provide better flood control in the Lovers Lane area

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Government / Politics

Hollister commits $1 million to West Hills Water Treatment Plant

Funding commitment by three local water agencies is designed to assure construction bidders that sufficient financing is in place

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7 years later, San Justo Reservoir still in limbo

Closed to recreational use since 2008 due to a zebra mussel infestation, treatment plan on hold pending the results of a federal environmental review.



Prudent water management includes reviewing all options

Clarification needed on recent commentary

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Lessalt treatment plant upgrades on schedule

$6.8 million upgrade is scheduled for completion by November