Groundwater Well Survey
The District is making a good neighbor effort to manage our shared South Tahoe groundwater resource. In response to drought and groundwater resource concerns, the state of California passed legislation that establishes a new structure for managing groundwater. The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires locally formed Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) be responsible for developing and implementing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan. By stepping up to serve as the Groundwater Sustainability Agency for the South Tahoe Basin, the District is helping to ensure that locals have the primary say, and responsibility for, managing South Tahoe groundwater, instead of the state.
The survey asks about your well, water usage, and any concerns you may have regarding your well. The survey closes with an invitation to receive information about maintaining your well. There is an option to include a photo of your well in the survey. The photo is optional and can help the District know whether the wellhead is in good condition or whether the well may need some attention. The survey should take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Alternatively, a paper copy of the Well Owners Survey is available upon request by calling the District. Finally, the District has a team of surveyors who may contact you about the District’s invitation to actively participate in South Tahoe groundwater management and ask the survey questions.