Water Supply

Helendale gets all of its water from the Upper Basin area, known as the Alto Subarea of the Upper Mojave River Basin. All of the water supplied by the CSD is pumped from groundwater.  The District has two active wells that supply residents with water to their homes and businesses. In addition to our two active wells, the District has two 2.5 million gallon storage tanks and five wells on emergency standby. To learn more about water in the region visit Mojave Water Agency’s website.

Download the Helendale CSD Drought Plan here

How does water get to your home?

All of the water in Helendale comes from groundwater. Ground water is water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock. It is stored in and moves slowly through geologic formations of soil, sand and rocks called aquifers. Groundwater is accessed by drilling a deep well and then pumping it to the surface. Helendale CSD disinfects the water to remove impurities and make sure your drinking water is safe to use. Disinfected water that's safe to drink (called potable water) is then pumped through the underground pipes, called water mains, to your house. A water pipe known as a service line connects that water main to your house plumbing and brings the water right to your faucet when you turn it on. Excess water is stored in a reservoir that is then gravity fed back through the distribution system for use when the wells are turned off.

You can learn more about ground water at:

The Groundwater Foundation

US Geological Survey

National Groundwater Association