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County of Madera


Maintenance District 06, Lake Shore

MD-06 Alerts and Updates:

Maintenance District 6, Lake Shore, is located on the north shore of Bass Lake on Road 274. The district will provide water and sewer service to approximately 50 homes when final build out is complete. About 45 homes are currently served.

The sewer system consists of an asbestos cement pipe collection system, one raw sewage pumping station, an extended aeration treatment process, chlorine disinfection, treated water pumping, pond and sprayfield. The treatment plant has capacity to operate well except for major holidays when the high flows overcome the ability to aerate.

Water for the district is supplied from two deep wells drawing from rock fractures approximately 450 feet below the surface. The wells, with a combined production of about 46 gallons per minute, supply three storage tanks with a combined capacity of 105,000 gallons. From there, the system utilizes a gravity fed distribution system to supply the district. This water system is not chlorinated and is not recommended for drinking. The County sends out quarterly notices advising property owners that the water supply from MD-6 exceeds the established maximum contaminant levels for Gross Alpha, Uranium, Arsenic and Manganese. This is an official notification that the water system does not meet acceptable standards. There is a potential health risk in the long-term consumption of this water. Prudent action would be to purchase bottled water for drinking and cooking. The water may be used for bathing, washing dishes, washing clothes, and watering the yard at no risk. If the property is a rental or is rented occasionally, please make sure your tenants receive a copy of this notice. Any further questions may be directed to either the Engineering or Environmental Health Departments at (559) 661-6333 or (559) 675-7823.

Madera County Engineering Department routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable water supply. A Consumer Confidence Report is prepared annually and delivered to all residents served by the water district. These reports, prepared especially for this district, are available for viewing below. Adobe Acrobat Reader, which may be downloaded free of charge from Adobe's website, is required to view and/or print them. Be aware that there is a one year lag time in these reports; i.e., the report dated 2004 contains test results collected in 2004, but the report is not written or released until approximately June, 2005. Future dates will be posted as they become available.  

To report an after hour or holiday emergency relating to your sewer or water service in the districts listed above, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at (559) 675-7769 for Valley locations, or (559) 642-3201 for Mountain locations.  During office hours, please contact the Special Districts Division directly at (559) 675-7820.

If you have any further questions regarding this service area please contact the Madera County Resource Management Agency, Engineering and General Services Department, Special District Division at (559) 675-7820.

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Building Division

Building Division
Suite 3100, Government Center
Madera, CA 93637
Fax: (559)675-6573
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  • Our office hours are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • We are closed Saturday, Sunday and selected holidays.
  • Permits are not issued after 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Building Division - Bass Lake Satellite Office
40601 Road 274
Bass Lake, CA 93604
Fax: (559)658-6959
  • Our office hours are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.
  • We are closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and selected holidays.

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General County Contact
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Madera, CA 93637
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