Bonanza Springs

History

In December of 1971, County Service Area #7 (CSA #7) was formed (with the dissolution of its predecessors - Bonanza Springs, Seigler, and Forest Oaks Water Companies) to establish a domestic water system for the residents within the community in Bonanza Springs. Three wells (#4-primary, drilled in 2013, #3-back-up ) are currently in service. Well water is disinfected with sodium hypochlorite and filtered to reduce turbidity, before entering the storage tank and distribution system. Water is stored within the distribution system and one 100,000 gallon tank constructed in 1989.

Customer Statistics and Infrastructure

CSA #7 / Bonanza Springs water currently includes:

    • 117 connections (123 Single Family Dwelling (SFD) equivalents), serving a population of nearly 293 residents.
    • Over 22,000 ft. of distribution pipeline.
    • 1 storage tank (100,000 gallons)
    • 1 service pumping station

Status

This water system is for domestic water use and the water system’s customer base is metered.  The water treatment and distribution system is currently operating as efficiently as possible and providing water to customers in compliance with all applicable water quality standards.The 100,000 gallon storage tank was re-coated in 2013.

Outlook

In FY 15/16 design will be initiated to improve the distribution system. This will include replacing a "bottle neck " in the system. However, this work may be delayed due to the Valley Fire of 2015. Over 60 homes were destroyed. The loss of these homes significantly impacts the financial conditions of the budget. The Valley Fire of 2015 caused massive damage to the water system. Nearly 34% of the homes in the system were destroyed creating a significant financial challenge to the budget. A potential solution may be available in the near future in December 2015, the Board of Supervisors appropriated funds to evaluate the feasibility of consolidating this and two other systems on Cobb Mountain with several other systems managed by the Cobb Area Water District. A competitively- selected engineering firm will be under contract to perform this work in early 2016.