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 30 years of experience and has 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.
Joseph S. Joswiak joined Chino Basin Watermaster as the Chief Financial Officer on April 5, 2010. Mr. Joswiak has worked in both the public and private sectors and has a diversified career in finance and administration with more than 35+ years in the manufacturing, transportation, banking, professional services and hospital management industries. Prior to joining Chino Basin Watermaster, Mr. Joswiak was the Financial Services Manager/Assistant Treasurer for Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., a former Fortune 500 company and the nation's leading producer of manufactured housing and recreational vehicles. He was also the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Cofiroute USA, formerly California Private Transportation Company (CPTC), which owned and operated the highly acclaimed 91 Express Lanes - the world's first fully automated toll highway. Mr. Joswiak's past professional affiliations include management positions with Notting America, Inc.; CU Cooperative Systems, Inc.; California Credit Union League; Care Enterprises, Inc.; and Sony Corporation. Additionally, he served four years in the United States Navy assigned to the Naval Support Force Antarctica, which included deployments "on the ice" at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
Mr. Joswiak earned an MBA from the University of Redlands, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration/Accounting from California State University, Fullerton.
As the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Joswiak provides leadership, coordination and administration of all functional activities and policies related to running the day-to-day business of Watermaster which includes accounting, finance, treasury, payroll, budgeting, financial reporting, auditing, human resources, risk management, IT services, and administrative functions.
Mr. Joswiak enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren on their camping trips, fishing and boating activities at Lake Tahoe, adventures to Disneyland, and being a member of SoCal Patriot Guard Riders.
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 Chino Basin Watermaster on December 4, 2013. Prior to joining Watermaster, she worked at HMC Architects providing executive level support and administration to the Interior Architecture department. She was the Administrative Manager for Masco Contractor Services, St. Nicholas School, and Culligan Water.
Anna has a vocational certificate in business administration, 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 Director of Administration, Anna is responsible for the management of all administrative functions of the Watermaster which includes leading the administrative team to successfully support all meetings and workshops. Her duties also include managing commitments/obligations arising from the Judgment, contracts management, and facilities/vendor oversight.
Anna enjoys spending time with her family and likes to stay active by running, biking, and occasional hiking.
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.
Janine Wilson has worked for Watermaster since June 2000.
Ms. Wilson graduated from Chaffey Community College in May 2000 with an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems and Basic Education.
As the Sr. Accountant, Ms. Wilson is responsible for the day-to-day routine activities of the accounting department including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial reporting, insurances, annual budget, annual financial audit, and the annual assessment package preparation. She is responsible for maintaining the records contained within Watermaster's document management system, as well as filing legal documents with the Court.
Janine enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren.
Denise Morales joined Chino Basin Watermaster on May 31, 2022. Prior to joining Watermaster, she worked in the Utilities industry for 9 years supporting Engineering Directors, Project Managers, and Human Resources.
Denise has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Chapman University.
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.
Denise enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, and attending live sporting events.
Alonso Jurado joined Chino Basin Watermaster on October 2, 2018. Alonso has operated in the utilities industry for the past 14 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 onboard naval ships.
After four years of honorable service, Alonso continued his career with 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 Senior Field Operations Specialist, Alonso's duties include ground water quality monitoring, retrieving transducer data, water meter reading and various field tasks related to the Watermaster.
Alonso enjoys spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys boating, camping, ziplining and any adventurous activity. Lastly, he is also a big sports fan and enjoys attending live sporting events.
David Huynh joined Chino Basin Watermaster on October 2, 2018. Prior to joining Watermaster, he worked for Blaine Tech Services, Inc. as a Field Technician. David was also a Laboratory Intern with Orange County Public Health Water Quality Laboratory and helped conduct bacteriological testing of surface and ground water samples. While attending college, he interned for Orange County Coastkeeper and participated in environmental advocacy projects such as eel grass restoration, beach clean ups, and plastic bag ban implementation.
David graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth System Science and a specialization in Hydrology.
As a Senior Field Operations Specialist, David's duties include: groundwater quality monitoring, retrieving transducer data, water meter reading and various other field tasks to help Watermaster fulfill the judgement.
David enjoys camping, fishing, and strumming away on his six-string guitar.
Ruby Favela joined Chino Basin Watermaster on October 26, 2021. She holds a vocational certificate from Nevada Training Corporation, Las Vegas, NV.
Prior to joining Watermaster, she worked at Whittier Trust Company where she provided accounting support services to the Executive Vice President. Ruby has had extensive administrative and accounting experience in the non-profit and private sectors.
As Administrative Assistant, and under general supervision of the Director of Administration, her duties include providing administrative support to the Watermaster team. Ruby is also responsible for assisting Watermaster parties with administrative support as needed.
Ruby enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, off-roading, glamping, nature walks, and hiking.