The Water Resources Department oversees the divisions of Agricultural Water and Domestic Water. The Agricultural Division manages the City’s Kern River water rights for the benefit of all current and future citizens of Bakersfield. In addition, the Agricultural Division provides for the regulation, distribution, water banking and record keeping operations on the Kern River. The Domestic Water division oversees and administers the City’s domestic water system that provide drinking water to over 143,000 residents and local businesses in Bakersfield.
The City of Bakersfield (City) held a PUBLIC HEARING at the Water Board meeting held on June 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM for the purpose of recommending the adoption of the 2015 draft Urban Water Management Plan to the City Council.