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.
If you need assitance or cannot find the document you're seeking, you may contact us by phone, email, Contact Us form, or submitting a Request for Information.
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.
Watermaster will occasionally post informative videos on this page convering various subject matters. Videos are generally published in-house by Watermaster staff, however, depending on circumstances, certain videos may be published by a professional third pary.
The videos below include interviews of outgoing board members as well as Chino Basin Watermaster history and future prospects.
A presentation given at the 2021 California Groundwater Issues Virtual Conference, narrated by Peter Kavounas, General Manager at Chino Basin Watermaster, and Shivaji Deshmukh, General Manager at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency.
With years of experience in the Chino Basin under various agencies, Darron Poulsen served as Chino Basin Watermaster board vice-chair in 2019. On October 24, 2019, he sat down with Mr. Kavounas to share his experience as the board vice-chair.
What is the Chino Basin Watermaster? A brief explanation of the structure, function, and history of Watermaster. What has it accomplished and what are the future goals?
Dr. Bill Blomquist is a member of the Research Advisory Board at the National Water Research Institute. He gave the keynote address at the Chino Basin Watermaster's 40th commemoration event.
Robert DiPrimio served as a Chino Basin Watermaster board member in 2017, and as the board chair in 2018. On January 17, 2019, Mr. DiPrimio came in for a brief interview on the time he served on the Watermaster Board.
Geoffrey Vanden Heuvel served as a Chino Basin Watermaster Board member from 1998 through 2017. On January 18, 2019, he shared his thoughts on his 20 years of service.
This video was prepared for the 40th commemoration of the Judgment held at the Ontario Convention Center on December 4, 2018.