ABOUT Westside District Water Authority
When the General Manager of Berrenda Mesa Water District (BMWD) retired in 2010, the General Managers of Belridge Water Storage District (BWSD) and Lost Hills Water District (LHWD) stepped in to co-manage BMWD. In 2011, a Joint Management Agreement was formed to allow for this arrangement. The following year in 2012, the Westside District Water Authority (WDWA) was formed through a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between BMWD, BWSD, and LHWD. Taken from the JPA, the WDWA exists to “provide for the sharing of resources among members of the authority.” There have been two amendments to the JPA – one was in 2014, and the other in 2016. Both amendments served to further specify the terms of cost sharing between the three members of the authority.
Today, the Westside District Water Authority represents the three water districts in a few issues, including SGMA. Board Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, at 11:30 am at the Belridge Water Storage District Office – 21908 Seventh Standard Road, Lost Hills, CA 93251