News and Information

Running out of water

Please turn off all irrigation systems and conserve water.

The lower well is having electrical issues.
The upper well can not keep up with demand.

We will likely run out of water today (Sunday) unless we can get a contractor out to resolve these issues.

In the event you run out of water you should turn off the circuit breaker to your hot water heater.

Turning on Lower well for summer - Possible Nitrate contamination

NOTICE: Tooley Water District is turning on the lower well again. We plan to keep the lower well on throughout the summer.


It has been determined that the upper well can not keep up with demand during the high water usage periods over the summer.

2021-2022 Budget Hearing

Tooley Water District will be having a Budget Hearing on 6/17/21 at 7:00 pm. This will be a public meeting and public comment will be taken.

Budget forms are available here:

Meeting is accessible online via this link:
or by phone: +1-408-418-9388

Meeting Number: 628 248 577
Password: F2Tr2vpG5Gm

Lower well turned off

As of 3:00pm on Friday 6/4/21 Tooley Water District shut down the lower well (the well that has previously tested high for nitrate levels).

We have been solely operating off the upper well since then.

It will take some time for all the water to clear out of the system. Also, it will take some time for test results to come back.

We are temporarily turning on the lower well

We are having difficulties filling the reservoir. People on the upper section currently have very little water pressure and the upper well can not seem to keep up.

We are turning on the lower well, the well that previously had bad tests for Nitrates. Our latest test taken 5/5/21 was only 5.4ppm which is well below the MCL of 10.

We feel that temporarily turning on this lower well is safe and are doing so now. We will update this page when we turn the lower well back off again.

Edit: 10:38am
I missed a previous test (which was still good). The following represents our recent tests of the lower well:

Tooley Lower Well
Nitrate Logs
Date Result MCL
01/13/21 3.99 10
01/29/21 8 10
02/10/21 8.9 10
02/24/21 5.06 10
03/22/21 7.84 10
04/07/21 5.85 10
04/20/21 9.6 10
05/05/21 5.4 10
05/20/20 4.6 10

Reservoir ran dry. People on upper system with very low pressure

We had a circuit breaker pop (twice) at our only well which ran the reservoir dry.

The pump is filling the reservoir now, but is having difficulties keeping up with demand.

If you are watering, please hold off until around 10 or 11am in an effort to let the reservoir fill back up.

Thank you.

Good news. No current nitrate concerns with the water

We have received the test results from the lower well taken 5/17/21 (just before we switched over to this well). Results came back at 4.6 which is well below the MCL of 10.

This is good news.

Thus, it can be assumed that Tooley Water District never supplied water with nitrates above 4.6 ppm during the entire time we were running on the lower well.

Moving forward we plan to keep this well off until we can better understand the fluctuations, but it is nice to know we currently have a clean backup water source.

Air in the water

We are aware that members that live below the reservoir are experiencing considerable air in their water.

It is believed this is likely related to the new pump that was recently placed. Hiland will perform additional tests during their next scheduled visit. It is not believed this is a concern with regards safety of the water, rather more of an annoyance.