How do I access, complete, and submit standard Watermaster forms?
Watermaster forms may be accessed from the Forms page of this site by simply clicking on the Forms button under the "Resources" tile on the home page, or from the top navigation menu anywhere else in the website. You may also click on the button below and it will take you to the Forms page.
Once you find the form you're looking for, you may download it to your local machine, complete the form digitally, and then email it to the appropriate email address. To find the appropriate recipient for the completed form, please refer to the Contacts page.
Alternatively, you may print out the form and complete it by hand. You may scan the completed form and email it to the Appropriate recipient, fax it to (909) 484-3890, or mail/drop it to the Watermaster office located at 9641 San Bernardino Rd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730.
If you need assistance, you may call Watermaster at (909) 484-3888, email the planned recipients, or use the Contact Us form.
How do I access and review legal documents such as Court filings and hearing transcripts?
Court filings and Court hearing transcripts can be accessed from the Legal main page. From there, you can also access all other legal related documents, including but not limited to the 1978 Judgment and the 2012 Restated Judgment, Peace and Peace II Agreements, and Rules and Regulations.
From the Legal page, you have a variety of links you can navigate to. Among those links are Court Filings and Court Hearing Transcripts. Click on the appropriate link and it'll lead you to that page which will have a list of all documents and their links. This list will be in reverse chronological order, putting the most recent at top.
For convenience, the list of documents may be filtered by year. Simply navigate to the top of the list and you'll find a dropdown field. From that dropdown field, select the year of your choice and then click Apply.
How do I access and review future or past meeting minutes, staff reports, and agendas?
Meeting minutes, staff reports, and agendas for Watermaster's standard monthly meetings can be found in the meeting packages. In addition, meeting minutes and agendas can be found as standalone documents from the Meetings home page which also acts as the agenda management platform, conforming to California's Brown Act.
In the Meetings page, you'll first come to direct access of agendas for upcoming or recently held standard meetings. Directly below the agendas, you'll have direct access to the corresponding meeting packages unless they are special meetings.
Links that will lead you to a specific committee may be found at the bottom of the Meetings page.
Watermaster Board, Advisory Committee, and Pool Committees will default to the current meeting but you may also look up past meeting documents from their respective pages. On the Pool Committee Meetings page, you'll first see the upcoming or recently held meetings by all three pools. And at the bottom of this page is a link to each of the three Pool Committee's archived meeting documents.
How do I find current party representatives and their voting power, including pooling plans and rules & regs?
Click on Organization dropdown button and a dropdown menu will appear. From there, select either Advisory Committee or Pool Committees to go to the page where the information can be found.
Within the Advisory Committee page, you'll find who the current Chair person is, links to the Advisory Committee roster, volume vote basis of the Advisory Committee, and its Rules & Regulations.
The Pool Committees page will show the current Pool committee chair, link to the representative roster, Rules & Regulations, and pooling plans of each of the three Pools as well as the volume vote basis of the Overlying (Non-Agricultural) and Appropriative Pools. The Overlying (Agricultural) Pool does not use volume vote.
Click on the link below to go to the Organization page.
How do I access latest and past technical reports from various sub-committees?
Technical reports may be found on the Engineering Reports page. To arrive at this page, simply click on Reports from the navigation bar at the top of the page to actuate the dropdown menu. From the dropdown, select Engineering and that will take to the Engineering Reports page.
The first set of reports you'll see on the Engineering Reports page are:
The Chino Optimum Basin Management Program State of the Basin Report
How do I view current budget and assessments, and review stored water account balances?
Watermaster routinely approves a budget in May every year and is posted once it's approved. The budget sometime gets amended and if it does, it will be reposted immediately following its approval. This budget is accessible in two locations throughout this website. First location is on the homepage under "Quick Links" tile, and the second is on the Finance Reports page.
The Assessment Package is published annually and is based on the approved budget and the total assessable production from the Basin in the preceding fiscal year. Similar to the budget, the latest Assessment Pakcage may be found on the homepage as well as the Finance Reports page. However, you may also access past Assessment Packages from the bottom of the Finance Reports page. The stored water account balances may be found in the Assessment Packages.
The use of the terms "fiscal year", "production year", and "assessment year" have led to some confusion over time. "Production year" refers to the time period from July 1 through June 30 in a given year where activites have occurred. "Assessment year" refers to the next 12 months following the "production year" when the budget (based on the "production year") is utilized. Both terms describe the same period as a "fiscal year" however it is more descriptive to use either "production" or "assessment" year depending on the context.
You may also access the Finance Reports page by clicking on the button below. You'll also find the Financial Audit Report in the Finance Reports page.
How do I import Watermaster Calendar into my Microsoft Outlook?
You may find directions on how to import the Watermaster Calendar into your Outlook on the Watermaster Calendar page. You may access this page in two ways; from the home page, simply click on Watermaster Calendar located at the bottom of the Meetings tile; or if your on another page other than the home page, simply click on the Calendar button located at the navigation bar at the top of the page.
Once you're in the Watermaster Calendar page, you'll see two buttons just above the calendar called "ICS File" and "RSS Feed". Next to those two buttons is a "?" to the right. Clicking on the "?" will display a dialog window, giving you two options to choose from; instruction to subscribe to an RSS feed and instruction to import an ICS file. Click on the "ICS File" and the instruction to import the calendar will display.
The two instructions available from these links will also have the option to print, making the directions easier to follow rather than resizing/minimizing windows on you device's screen.
For convenience, the link to the Watermaster Calendar is provided below.
Several of the most frequently requested maps have been provided for your convenience below.
Chino Basin Groundwater Basin
The physical area of the Chino Basin is divided into five Maximum Benefit Management Zones. This map shows the extent of each zone.
Chino Basin Legal Boundary
Shows the extent of the Chino Basin adjudication. The boundary is derived from the legal description which can be found here.
Chino Basin Recharge Basins
Found in the 2020 Maximum Benefit Annual Report, this map shows the location of percolation basins within the Chino Basin and the type of water each is able to receive.
Converted Parcels and Eligible Parcels for Conversion and Voluntary Agreements - Conversion Area 1 Only
Status of Land Use Conversion and Voluntary Agreement as of end of fiscal year 2020/2021 within Conversion Area 1.
Converted Parcels and Eligible Parcels for Conversion and Voluntary Agreements - Whole Basin
Status of Land Use Conversion and Voluntary Agreements as of end of fiscal year 2020/2021 throughout the entire Chino Basin.
Delineation of Groundwater Contamination Plumes and Point Sources of Concern
Extracted from the 2020 State of the Basin Report, this map delineates various contamination plumes within the Chino Basin.
Depth to Groundwater Contours -- Layer 1
Unlike the groundwater elevation contour maps, this map illustrates the distance between the ground surface and groundwater. This map is from the 2017 Model Update and Required Demonstrations report.
Groundwater Elevation Contours -- Layer 1
An illustration of the groundwater elevation and the correlated directional flow. Also found in the 2017 Model Update and Required Demonstrations report.
Groundwater-Elevation Contours for Spring 2020
Contour map of the groundwater elevation above sea level. This map can also be found in the 2020 State of the Basin Report.
Historical Land Surface Deformation in Management Zone 1
Extracted from the 2020 State of the Basin Report, this map shows the area of land subsidence in the southwestern part of Management Zone 1.
Metropolitan's Member Agencies
Map from the Metropolitan Water District exhibiting all of their member agencies.
Water Distribution System Schematic Diagram
An illustration from the Metropolitan Water District depicting their pipelines and service connections throughout their service area.
Water Service Areas
Major municipalities of the Chino Basin, showing which city or water agency is responsible for providing water to residents and businesses within the area they cover. Extracted from the 2020 State of the Basin Report.