Ramona Municipal
Water District

105 Earlham Street
Ramona, California 92065

Phone:  (760) 789-1330 24 hours.
FAX: (760) 788-2202
TDD: (760) 789-9497

Office Hours : Monday - Friday 
7:30 am to 4:00 pm


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Many RMWD customers recently received in the mail a legal document called “Notice of Entry of Judgment” for Superior Court Case No. 37-2014-00083195-CU-BT-CTL, Eugene G. Plantier as Trustee of the Plantier Family Trust, Progressive Properties Incorporated, and Premium Development, LLC, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated v. Ramona Municipal Water District.  A copy of this document can be found by clicking on this link:  Notice of Entry of Judgment
This court-ordered mailing came from the lawyers who brought a class action lawsuit against RMWD on behalf of Mr. Eugene Plantier, Progressive Properties, and Premium Development, representing sewer ratepayers.  This Notice of Entry of Judgment advises all class members that trial of the case is now over, and includes the Court’s decision in favor of RMWD and against the plaintiffs.  The mailing was required by the Court to notify all member of the class about the outcome of the case.  Those receiving the notice were to include all RMWD customers who paid a sewer service charge on or after November 22, 2012, were customers of the District before April 13, 2015, and did not opt out of the class before November 2, 2015. 
No district funds were used in preparing this mailing; it was paid for by the plaintiffs.
What customers should understand from reading the Notice of Entry of Judgment and Judge Taylor’s ruling (Judgment and Order - “Exhibit A”) is that the Court found in RMWD’s favor following trial of the case.  The lawsuit was divided into two phases.   In Phase 1, the Court examined whether the plaintiffs exhausted their administrative remedies, as required, before bringing the lawsuit.   Phase 2 was to cover plaintiffs’ remaining challenges to RMWD’s past sewer service charges.   The Notice of Entry of Judgment explains that on November 3, 2015, the Court ruled in favor of RMWD, and against the class, on Phase 1.  The Court found that plaintiffs’ failure to submit any protest during any of the annual Proposition 218 hearings before RMWD’s elected Board on sewer service charges barred the class action lawsuit challenging those sewer service charges.  Consequently, the Court dismissed the lawsuit against RMWD.  This decision in Phase 1 precluded the need for a trial regarding Phase 2 (the rest of the lawsuit).
RMWD’s Board will review the case in more detail at its January 12, 2016 Board of Directors meeting.  Any questions or comments regarding this lawsuit can be asked during the Board Meeting’s public comment period.

Click here to view our 2014 Water Quality Report

Please call 760-788-2200 if you would like to request
a printed copy of the 2014 Water Quality Report.

UPDATE: As of March 1, 2016, the SWRCB set the conservation target for RMWD at 20 percent reduction.
Mandatory Water Conservation begins June 1, 2015

On April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown issued a series of executive orders to address California’s ongoing drought, including establishing a goal to reduce urban potable water use by 25 percent statewide. The governor’s action was in response to unprecedented drought conditions that have caused record low water levels in state water reservoirs and only 5 percent of historical snowfall levels recorded in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

In response to the governor’s call to action, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) on May 5, 2015, adopted emergency regulations mandating all urban water suppliers cut potable water use by 8 to 36 percent depending on their residential gallons-per-capita-per-day average from July-September 2013. The SWRCB set the Ramona Municipal Water District’s reduction target at 28 percent. Now, for the first time in the history of California, mandatory water conservation restrictions are in place statewide.

All RMWD customers must now reduce water use by 28 percent based on their 2013 usage. Mandatory conservation began June 1, 2015. As a result of state action, the following practices are now prohibited:
  • Irrigating more than 2 days per week or irrigation that results in runoff
  • Irrigation during a rainstorm and for 48 hours after measurable rainfall
  • Using a hose to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle
  • Irrigation with potable water of ornamental turf on public street medians
  • Washing down driveways, patios and sidewalks (health and safety reasons excepted)

In addition, restaurants should only serve water to customers upon request and hotels/motels must offer their guests the option to not have their linens and towels laundered daily, and prominently display this option in each guest room.

Ramona Municipal Water District is asking all customers to continue to do their part to save water. Please check your bill for your water use in units or gallons per day.  One “unit” equals 748 gallons of water. The target is to reduce your use by 28 percent.

More ways to save water include: 

  • Fix all leaks immediately – It’s estimated ten percent of all homes have a leak that wastes 90 gallons of water every day. Common leaks include worn toilet flappers or dripping faucets. Fixing leaks saves water and can save about 10 percent on your monthly water bill.
  • Take advantage of rebates and incentives – Interest in rebates for high efficiency clothes washers and toilets, rotary sprinkler nozzles, and turf replacement have been overwhelming. For more information on available rebates visit socalwatersmart.com today.
  • Monitor your irrigation – Irrigation accounts for up to 60 percent of your monthly water use, with as much as half of that water wasted due to over-watering or runoff. Learn to adjust your irrigation controller to avoid over-watering (user manuals for most models can be found online). Check soil moisture regularly and adjust your watering schedule monthly. Turn your irrigation system off when rain is projected. Also, check sprinklers regularly looking for broken and clogged heads, or over spray. Consider upgrading to rotary sprinkler nozzles, a drip irrigation system or a weather “Smart” irrigation controller.   
  • Eliminate unused turf – Remove unused turf and focus efficient irrigation practices on active turf, trees or vegetable gardens. The drought is forcing everyone to make difficult decisions because restricting irrigation will stress your plants and even kill some turf. Prioritize areas that will and won’t get water this summer, irrigating only high value areas.

In the RMWD service area, there are no watering schedules based on even or odd-numbered addresses. Customers must irrigate before 10:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m. to reduce water loss due to evaporation.

Keep in mind that RMWD does not have jurisdiction over property owners who use well water.

The watering schedule restrictions do not apply to the following:

  • Irrigation systems using water efficient devices such as “Smart” irrigation controllers, drip or micro-irrigation, and rotating sprinkler nozzles
  • Commercial nurseries
  • Landscapes irrigated using drought-proof recycled water including parks, golf courses, or open space.
Thank you for your support of water conservation. Each individual effort adds up and helps to protect our water supply as the drought continues. For more information, please visit our Drought Frequently Asked Questions page.

Drought Response Level 2: Drought Alert Condition

The Ramona Municipal Water District declared a Drought Response Level 2: Drought Alert Condition on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. These mandatory water conservation measures apply during a Drought Alert Condition:

  • Irrigate residential and commercial landscape a maximum of two (2) days per week, before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. only. (November - May reduce to a maximum of one (1) watering day per week.)
  • Limit lawn watering and landscape irrigation using sprinklers to no more than ten (10) minutes per watering station per day.
  • Stop washing down paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or patios, except when it is necessary to alleviate safety or sanitation hazards.
  • Stop water waste resulting from inefficient landscape irrigation, such as runoff, low head drainage, or overspray, etc. Similarly, stop water flows onto non-targeted areas, such as adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, hardscapes, roadways, or structures.
  • Use a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or bucket to water landscaped areas, including trees and shrubs located on residential or commercial properties that are not irrigated by a landscape irrigation system.
  • Repair all water leaks within seventy-two (72) hours of notification by the District unless other arrangements are made with the General Manager.
  • Irrigate nursery and commercial grower's products before 10 a.m and after 6 p.m. only. Watering is permitted at any time with a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle, a bucket, or when a drip/micro-irrigation system/equipment or rotating nozzles are used. Irrigation of nursery propagation beds is permitted at any time. Watering of livestock is permitted at any time.
  • Wash vehicles using a bucket and a hand-held hose with a positive shut-off nozzle, mobile high pressure/low volume wash system, or at a commercial site that re-circulates (reclaims) water on-site. Avoid washing during hot conditions when additional water is required due to evaporation.
  • Serve and refill water in restaurants and other food service establishments only upon request.
  • Offer guests in hotels, motels, and other commercial lodging establishments the option of not laundering towels and linens daily.
  • Use re-circulated water to operate ornamental fountains.
  • Use recycled or non-potable water for construction purposes when available and feasible. 


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