The Governor is likely to declare another state of drought emergency in California and include Mendocino County. Brooktrails Township has a limited supply of water and customers need to conserve our supplies, especially during the dry months of the year. Additionally, all customers are limited to a water usage cap of 9,000 gallons per month.
The Brooktrails water system serves Brooktrails lots and some Spring Creek parcels, but not the Sylvandale Subdivision. Facilities include a water treatment plant with the design capacity of 1.2 million gallons per day (MGD), 60 miles of water mains, 24 water tanks with 1.9 million gallons of storage and 18 pump stations. Click here to learn more about our water system.
The District currently (07-01-2022) has 21 available water/sewer connections - utility connections may only be purchased at time of building permit submittal. See this link for information on building a new home in the Brooktrails Township.
You can review our annual Consumer Confidence Report above, which contains test results and water quality information. Every drop of water supply delivered in Brooktrails comes from surface water and precipitation runoff in Brooktrails.
Ordinance 162 amends the District Utilities Code and defines options and important steps customers need to take to restore water service that has been discontinued due to non-payment. See the link to its administrative policy above.
The Township provides wastewater collection for most of the Brooktrails area, but not Spring Creek or Sylvandale. Within the Brooktrails area there are approximately 660 lots that do not have sewer service, most located at higher elevations on streets named Ridge, Iris, Blue Lake and Alcott. This includes about 616 unimproved lots and about 45 improved lots that are on septic systems.
The wastewater collection system includes three sewer lift stations at various elevations, about 65 miles of sewer lines throughout the collection system, and a trunk line to the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the City of Willits. Township crews have completed a smoke test of the entire Brooktrails sewer system to locate and remove sources of unauthorized inflow into our system and are engaged in an ongoing inspection of the system for infiltration from cracked pipes and displacement due to ground shifting.
Wastewater collected within Brooktrails Township is treated at the City of Willits Wastewater Treatment Plant. The City of Willits Wastewater Treatment Plant is a secondary treatment facility.
From 1997 through 2015, the Township and the City of Willits were involved in a dispute over matters related to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Click here to learn What You Need to Know about the Willits Wastewater Treatment Plant Dispute.