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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
These first four reports are linked to the most recent report within their respective category.
The next section is the archive of routinely produced reports, separated by category/committee. In addition to the four described above, there are:
Each of these links will provide you with a popup, listing all the documents from that particular reporting.
Finally the bottom section of the Engineering Reports page displays other reports and/or documents that are not produced on a regular basis.
The link below will take you to the Engineering Reports page. If you're looking for a particular report that is not shown on this page, you may contact us for assitance via the Contact Us form.
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.
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.
The Watermaster staff, headed by the General Manager, conducts day-to-day business and technical activities of Watermaster. Watermaster also engages the services of consultants for special projects in areas where specialized expertise is necessary.
Questions or comments regarding Watermaster and its activities should be directed to the General Manager.
Peter Kavounas has served as the General Manager of Chino Basin Watermaster since 2012. Mr. Kavounas has over 35 years of experience and has previously worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as the Eastern Sierra Environmental Issues Manager, and for the City of Glendale's Water and Power Department as the Assistant General Manager-Water Services. Mr. Kavounas was elected to the Castaic Lake Water Agency Board of Directors in 1998 and served for fifteen years holding various positions including the office of Board President.
Mr. Kavounas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Engineering-Structural from UC Berkeley, and a Master of Science-Water Resources from USC. He is also a graduate of Leadership Southern California Class XII, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California.
As the General Manager Mr. Kavounas oversees all aspects of the organization: meeting obligations to the Judgment and other Court Orders, implementation of the Optimum Basin Management Program, compliance with all regulatory requirements, and business practices.
Mr. Kavounas enjoys running, nature, and reading.
Edgar Tellez Foster joined Chino Basin Watermaster on November 8, 2016. Mr. Tellez Foster has devoted his time to conducting research relating to the economics of groundwater and energy subsidies. He has several academic publications involving economic modeling of aquifers in California and Mexico.
Mr. Tellez Foster has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Riverside and a Doctorate degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics and Policy from the University of California, Riverside.
As the Water Resources Management and Planning Director, Edgar is in charge of analysis of the various projects overseen by Chino Basin Watermaster. He provides analytic expertise in issues related to groundwater quality, management and economics of groundwater.
Edgar is a passionate former rower, and also enjoys traveling and skiing.
Anna Nelson joined the Chino Basin Watermaster in December 2013 and currently serves as the Director of Administration. Before joining Watermaster, she served the private, non-profit, and publicly traded sectors in administrative management roles for HMC Architects, Masco Contractor Services, St. Nicholas School, and Culligan Water.
Ms. Nelson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership Studies from the California State Polytechnic University at Humboldt and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Redlands. She also holds the Certified Administrative Professional, Organizational Management, and Technology Applications (CAP, OM, TA) specialty certificates from the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) and is a commissioned State of California notary public.
As the Director of Administration, Ms. Nelson is responsible for the management of all administrative and finance functions of the Watermaster. This includes leading the administrative and accounting teams to successfully deliver support services for all stakeholder processes, meetings, and workshops and court-related document processing and servicing ensuring a collaborative partnership with court staff in service of the parties to the Judgment. She is also responsible for all aspects of human resources management including recruitment, onboarding/offboarding, payroll, benefits administration, identifying training/coaching for all staff, and is actively engaged in all employee performance evaluations. In partnership with the Water Resources Management and Planning Director, she also oversees IT including AV and teleconferencing technologies, and website maintenance. Her duties also include managing commitments and obligations arising from the Judgment, contracts management, and facilities/vendor management.
Ms. Nelson enjoys spending time with her family and likes to stay active by running, biking, and occasionally hiking. She also enjoys the great outdoors and is always inspired after having spent time in nature, especially ziplining adventures among the flowers and trees.
Justin Nakano has been with Chino Basin Watermaster since February 14, 2005.
Justin graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2003, with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Analysis and Design and a Minor in Japanese Language and Literature. In 2010 he received his Masters in Public Administration from Cal State Northridge. Since 2016, Justin has served on the Water Commission for the City of Glendora, advising the City Council on policies and programs related to the City's water.
As a Water Resources Technical Manager, Justin's duties include: coordinating the planning and construction of capital improvement projects, monitoring and maintenance of recharge basins, gathering and processing of transducer data, water level updates to the production database, water quality sampling, and providing direct supervision to the Field Operations Specialists with various duties. Justin also represents Watermaster at various conservation efforts such as the Santa Ana River Sucker Task Force and the Landscape Water Conservation Fair.
Justin enjoys spending time with family, travel, playing basketball, and obstacle course races.
Frank Yoo joined Watermaster in February 2005. Before joining Watermaster, he worked for Wildermuth Environmental Inc. as a Field Technician. Prior to his career in the water field, he operated his family business as the Owner, Assistant Manager, Accounting, Logistics, and IT Support.
Frank has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geographic Information Systems from the California Polytechnic University, Pomona.
As the Data Services and Judgment Reporting Manager, some of his duties include preparing the annual assessment package, processing water production data, validating land use conversion and voluntary agreement requests, managing geographic data to be used in maps and analysis, maintaining Watermaster's website, programming and maintaining relational databases for record keeping and analysis, and fulfilling data requests from parties outside of Watermaster.
Frank enjoys working with his hands, whether it's improving his home, tending to his yard, building computers, or working in his garage. He also enjoys various outdoor activities such as fishing.
Alonso Jurado joined Chino Basin Water Master on October 2, 2018. Alonso has operated in the utilities industry for the past 19 years, starting with his time in the U.S. Navy as an Interior Communications Electrician. Alonso successfully completed three deployments and was part of the electrical maintenance division collaborating with multiple departments to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical equipment on board naval ships.
After four years of honorable service, Alonso continued his career in the city of Long Beach where he worked alongside the gas and water departments gathering and processing data on gas and water meters. After working as a meter reader for a short period of time, Alonso was promoted to Field Supervisor. During this time, he managed the day to day operations of a successful meter reading project.
As the Water Resources Associate Alonso's duties include assisting in activities related to monitoring, coordinating, conducting studies, and preparing reports related to groundwater levels, groundwater quality, groundwater production, and recharge basin spreading.
Alonso enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys camping, ziplining and any adventurous activity. Lastly, he is also a big sports fan and enjoys attending live sporting events.
Alexandria Moore joined Chino Basin Watermaster on October 4, 2022. Prior to joining Watermaster, she worked as a Talent Acquisition Manager where she provided resources to client and candidate relations. Alexandria has had extensive administrative background supporting Executive Leadership.
As the Executive Assistant and Board Clerk, and under the general supervision of the Director of Administration, her duties include creating minutes, agendas, and meeting packages, providing administrative support to the General Manager, Board Members, and stakeholders, and to ensure overall productive meetings as the Recording Secretary.
Alexandria enjoys spending time with her family, taking trips to the beach, and doing home improvement DIY projects.
Ruby Favela Quintero joined the Chino Basin Watermaster on October 26, 2021. Prior to joining Watermaster, she worked for various private and non-profit organizations in administrative and accounting roles.
She holds vocational administrative and finance certificates from Nevada Training Corporation, Las Vegas, NV.
As the Administrative Analyst, and under the general supervision of the Director of Administration, Ms. Favela Quintero is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the accounting department including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll. She aids in financial reporting, annual budgeting, annual financial auditing, and the annual assessment package, and contracts administration processes. She is also responsible for maintaining the records contained within Watermaster's document management system, as well as filing legal documents with the Court and provides other administrative support as needed.
Ruby enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, off-roading, glamping, nature walks, and hiking.
Jordan Garcia joined the Chino Basin Watermaster on August 29, 2023. He has practiced applications of environmental science for the past four years, working as a conservation steward, a groundwater sampling technician, and an environmental health consultant. He is also an active member of the Board of Directors for the Rivers and Lands Conservancy in Riverside, CA.
Jordan graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainability Studies.
As a senior field operations specialist, some of Jordan's duties include sampling and field data acquisition, analyzing collected data and preparing reports, groundwater and surface water monitoring, assessing recharge basin spreading, and assisting the Water Resources Associate and/or other Watermaster staff with other projects as needed.
Jordan loves rock climbing, surfing and backpacking while exploring his creativity with film photography and DJ'ing. He also enjoys cooking and traveling.
Kelli Hills joined Chino Basin Watermaster on June 12, 2023 as the Office Specialist/Receptionist. Before joining Watermaster she worked in customer support roles.
Kelli holds an Associate of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences, an Associate of Arts degree with an Emphasis in Business Administration, and lastly, an Associate of Science in Business Administration from Mt. San Antonio College.
Working in collaboration with the administration team, and under general supervision of the Director of Administration, Kelli is responsible for the reception/front desk duties and ensures that all guests are greeted and directed to the appropriate Watermaster staff or meeting location. She prepares all meeting rooms by setting up the needed materials for visitors prior to the start of meetings and provides continuing support during the meetings as needed. Kelli is also responsible for routing incoming mail, files correspondences, and prepares outgoing mail and packages. She works closely with Watermaster staff on a wide variety of administrative support functions such as drafting of meeting minutes, assisting with the meeting package and court filings processes, and other duties as assigned.
Kelli enjoys going on long walks, occasional hikes, and shopping. She also enjoys cooking and trying new food spots.