Domestic Water Supply

Introduction

Plumas County has 30 independently managed community systems that supply domestic water. By definition, this includes any system serving 15 or more year-round residents. Many of these systems have multiple sources or backup supplies. None of these systems currently are reporting concerns with water shortages or vulnerabilities.

Plumas County also has approximately 49 systems serving smaller groups or populations. These are typically systems that have a single source and no backup supply. 79 non-community systems serve campgrounds, recreation areas, seasonal lodges and restaurants. These typically also have a single source and are more vulnerable to outage. Currently one seasonal lodge owner reports a domestic spring going dry and needs to drill a well before opening this spring. The economic impact to this owner is estimated to be $20,000.