RESORT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO.1

SHELTER COVE, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CA

Utility Service Info

Utility Rate Sheet, Utility Connection Fee Schedule, Requesting disconnects/reconnects, Water Quality Reporting,

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Living on the Lost Coast

Shelter Cove is located behind the Redwood Curtain in the heart of California’s Lost Coast region; a gateway to the  Lost Coast Trail.

Our Mission

Resort Improvement District No. 1 provides reliable electric, water, and wastewater utility services, fire protection and emergency medical services, and management of greenbelt and public recreation within Shelter Cove

Public Notifications

 

NOTICE OF VACANCY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

RESORT IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 1

 

 

A vacancy has been created on the RID Board of Directors by the resignation of Jack Hargrave, term ending in December 2026.  Applications are available from the Resort Improvement District office at 9126 Shelter Cove Road, Shelter Cove, Whitethorn CA 95589 and will be accepted in the District office until August 21, 2024. The Resort Improvement District Board will consider the applicants at their August 15, 2024 board meeting and recommend their selection to the Humboldt Board of Supervisors at their next available meeting date.

 

 

A NOMINEE MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER WITHIN THE DISTRICT, A FULL-TIME RESIDENT AND AN OWNER OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE DISTRICT BOUNDARY.

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Water

We provide the community of Shelter Cove with clean drinking water obtained from Telegraph Creek, Rick Spring and water wells located throughout the sub-division. The district maintains 11 storage tanks (welded steel and redwood) ranging in size from 0.03 MG to 1 MG. The distribution system consists of approximately 44 miles of water main of varying size. The majority of the distribution system is asbestos cement (AC) pipe, but some above ground cross-country steel and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is also present.

Wastewater

Our wastewater treatment plant serves the lower portion of Shelter Cove. The service includes wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal. RID’s collection system incorporates both gravity mains and nine lift stations. The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) consists of coarse screening, two oxidation ditches, two clarifiers, and chlorination/de-chlorination facilities.

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Electricity

The RID purchases wholesale electricity from Western Area Power Authority to deliver to its residents. Power is transmitted through a district owned 7-mile inter tie line, beginning at a PG&E recloser located near the Mattole River bridge in Whitethorn and terminating at the district’s sub-station. Electricity is distributed to customers through 4.5 miles of underground cable in the flat lower elevations of the Cove and over 37 miles of pole line in steep areas. The RID's generator building located on Shelter Cove Road contains three emergency generators that are used to power the entire community during Cove wide power outages.

Utility Conservation Plan

View the PDF below for Utility Conservation Plan Implementation on Electricity Supply, Water supply and Sewer Services

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