District Regulations




ARTICLE I - General Provisions
1.00 Declaration of Purpose
1.01 General Definitions
ARTICLE II - Notices
2.00 General
2.01 Secretary
2.02 Mailing
2.03 Sufficiency of Notice
2.04 Proof
2.05 Failure in Publication
2.06 Failure in Mailing

ARTICLE III - General Policy
3.00 Donations
3.01 Policy Respecting Acquisition Bessemer Ditch Stock
3.02 Service Request
3.03 Travel Policy

ARTICLE IV - General Condition of Ownership and Operation of Water System
4.00 Responsibilities of District
4.01 Ownership of Facilities
4.02 Liability of District

ARTICLE V - Water Regulations
5.00 General
5.01 Use and/or Diversion of Water in Violation of District Rules and Regulations
5.02 Access for District Employees
5.03 Refusal to Deliver Water When Contamination of Supply May Result
5.04 Water Use During an Emergency
5.05 Drought Response Guidelines
5.06 Ground Wire Attachments
5.07 Cross-Connection Control Program
5.08 Use of Water in Conjunction with cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing and sale of medical marijuana, retail marijuana, medical marijuana-infused products, and/or retail marijuana-infused products.
5.09 Use of Water
5.10 Outdoor Use of Potable Water for Commercial Agricultural Products Prohibited

ARTICLE VI - Definition of Service Connections
6.00 Service Connection
6.01 Basic Water Tap
6.02 Special Water Tap - Commercial
6.03 Special Water Tap - Residential
6.04 With Respect to Meter Currently Installed

ARTICLE VII - Connection Charge
7.00 The Connection Charge (Tap Fee)
7.01 Special Commercial Connection Charge
7.02 Water Connection Charges Prior to May 10, 2006
7.03 Meter Flow Standards

ARTICLE VIII - Meter Installations
8.01 Basic Meter Installation
8.02 Water Line from Tap to Customer Building

ARTICLE IXWater Meter Assembly
9.00 Ownership and Maintenance
9.01 Tampering with Water Meter Sets Prohibited
9.02 Copper Meter Yokes with Stops
9.03 Interconnection of Premises Prohibited
9.04 Meter Testing
9.05 Change in Location of Meter Equipment
9.06 Tap Transfers from One Parcel to Another Within the District
9.07 Access

ARTICLE X - Water System Extension
10.00 General Statement
10.01 New and Increased Water Service and Construction of Main
Line Extensions

ARTICLE XI - Rates, Charges, and Billings
11.00 General
11.01 Application for Service
11.02 Purchasing and Leasing
11.03 Monthly Bills
11.04 Payment for Service Rendered
11.05 Service Charges
11.06 After Hours Service Request
11.07 Delinquent Accounts

ARTICLE XII - Fire Hydrants
12.00 Public Fire Hydrants
12.01 Private Fire Protection
12.02 Fire Hydrant - Tank Load Sales

APPENDIX "A" - Water Rates

APPENDIX "B" - Bessemer Irrigating Ditch Company Stock Agreement

Escrow Receipt

APPENDIX "C" - Supplement to Agreement of Bessemer Irrigating Ditch Company Stock Agreement

APPENDIX "D" - Affidavit of Bessemer Ditch Share Use

APPENDIX "E" - Guidelines for Fire Hydrant Water Use

APPENDIX "F" - Connection Charge Summary


Acceptable Payment

The District is now accepting Credit Card Payments


The District accepts credit card payments online and at the District office. To pay online click the pay Bill tab. Payments by credit online will be charged user fees by the service provider. To proceed you will need to know the amount owed and your account number. The District cannot take a card number over the phone. This is for your security and the Districts.

Board Meetings

The SCMWD Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month. The 2022 dates are listed below. The meeting agenda is posted at the District office.

2022 Calendar

Apr. 13 May 11 June 8
July 13 Aug. 10 Sept. 14

Consumer Reports

Below are the yearly Consumer Confidence Reports (in Adobe PDF) as released by the St. Charles Mesa Water District.

2021   2020  2019 2018
2017 2016 2015 2014


If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the above documents in pdf, you can download it for FREE by clicking the logo below.

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Yearly Water Rate Tables

Below is a yearly list of the past water rate tables as approved by the St. Charles Mesa Water District Board:

2022  2021  2020  2019  

2018  2017  2016  2015  

Water Tap Fees

Below is the Water Tap Fees table for the St. Charles Mesa Water District (in pdf):