Monroeville Water District History
The Monroeville Water District was originally formed as the Glenn Ground Water District. After the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) came out in 2014, a group of Glenn County landowners came together in 2015 to begin the process of forming a new water district to ensure adequate representation of their interests.
The district had, and continues to have, board and diverse support including homeowners, small acreage farms and larger landowners. The District was approved by the Glenn County LAFCo in 2016. The initial formation of the District was funded solely by landowners. The District was formed by election in November 14, 2017 and the Board of Directors was elected at that time.
The Board of Directors began meeting regularly in May 2019. The Board requested and was approved to have a seat on the Glenn Groundwater Authority in summer 2019. The District’s name was changed to Monroeville Water District in September 2019 to give a unique identity to the district and eliminate any confusion from the similarity in names with the Glenn Groundwater Authority.
Purpose of the District
The District was formed to ensure that groundwater users were given representation on the Glenn County GSA. The District can be an advocate and a voice in the GSP process. This may include seeking designation as a Management Area and implementing projects. The District seeks a GSP that balances the needs of the District landowners and the sustainability of the groundwater upon which we depend.