Camptonville Water DistrictDick DicKard
The Camptonville water plant is 26 years old; it needs some work to keep it going. This winter with water treatment at a minimum, much needed repairs and upgrades are being made. Mike Hines and Chris Dozier are supervising or doing the work themselves. The main source of water for Camptonville comes from Campbell Gulch. The water plant treats an average of 1,200,000 gallons each year; 70% of that water was treated during the months of May through October in 2010. In 2011, the demand for water on one occasion was so high that the water district had to purchase and truck in water.
Another limitation to water supply in Camptonville is the amount of water storage available. Currently the water district can store only 60,000 gallons of treated water. A grant is being developed to double that capacity. Even if that grant request is successful, it will be at least two to three years before another water tank is installed.
Please conserve water. This winterís rainfall has been very low and may possibly limit the amount of water available for the summer months. Camptonville residents should plan ahead to use less water from May to October this year.