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THREE OPEN SEATS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORSTo be filled during the November General Election

The Santa Nella County Water District has three open seats on the Board of Directors in the upcoming November 5, 2024 General Election. The seats are four-year terms.  Candidates must live within the Santa Nella County Water District service area, be 18 years old, registered to vote in Merced County, and a US citizen.

The Board of Directors meet on the second Thursday of every month at 1:00 pm.  The Board sets policy and oversees the fiduciary responsibilities of the water and sewer services provided to the community. Occasionally, Board members may be  required to attend special meetings and training in addition to the Regular Meeting.  Board members are compensated $100.00 per meeting attendance and receive a 1099-MISC at the end of the calendar year.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors by participating in the elective process, information about how to file a Declaration of Candidacy is available at the Merced County elections website: CandidateFilingPortal or  The filing period begins Monday July 15, 2024 and is open through August 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm.

For more information about the election process, please contact Merced County Elections at (209) 385-7541. 

If you have any additional questions about the open seats, please contact Santa Nella County Water District staff at (209) 826-0920.


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Water Conservation:  There is no water conservation program in place at this time.

Providing Safe and Reliable Drinking Water and Safe Disposal of Wastewater to the Community of Santa Nella

Running Water

To Start Service

• Owners must present proof of ownership, such as a Grant Deed or some type of mortgage document, and the Applicant must be named in the document.

• Renters or Tenants must present Rental Agreement or Lease, and Applicant must be named in the document.

• All Applicants must present a valid identification.

• All Applicants must pay a refundable deposit. Deposit amounts vary based on where the service will be provided.

• Residential Homes • $245.00
• Mobile Homes • $205.00

• All Applicants must sign up for services in person. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Bill Payment Options

The District offers several ways to pay your water bill.

Online Payments

The online payment portal makes it easy for you to manage your Santa Nella County Water District account.  You can view statements online, see payment and usage history, and make one-time online payments.

By Phone Via Credit Card 

Phone payments can be made via credit card by contacting the District office at (209) 826-0920 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  There is no charge for this service.

In Person 

Water bill payments can be made Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at Santa Nella County Water District's office located at 12931 S Hwy 33, Santa Nella, CA 95322. Payment options include cash, check, Debit, Visa, and MasterCard. There is no charge for credit card transactions.

Drop Box

For payments after hours or on weekends and holidays, a drop-box is conveniently located by the front door at the District office.  Payments received in the drop box will be processed on the next business day.  Please do not leave cash in the drop box.

By Mail

Mail your water bill payment stub, along with your check, in the courtesy reply envelope provided with your bill.  If the envelope is missing, the payment address is: 

Santa Nella County Water District
12931 S Hwy 33, Santa Nella, CA  95322

Copy and Fax Service Available!

It is the desire of the District to provide copy and fax service to the community of Santa Nella for the convenience of customers. Services will be available during normal business hours.

Copies   $0.50 per page
Fax-Send $1.00 per page
Fax-Receive $1.50 per page