In 2015 the District acquired water (produced) from California Resources Corporation’s (CRC) oil and gas operations in the Kern Front Field. The water from CRC’s operation is treated at their treatment facilities and delivered to the District pursuant to a contract between the District and CRC and a permit issued by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.
North Kern receives a minimum of 11,700 ac-ft of produced water per year. Like all water North Kern supplies to its landowners, the District;s blended produced water supply is a high quality supply that continuously meets the stringent water quality standards required by the permit.
Particularly in drier years, these supplies materially enhances the District’s surface water supplies and incrementally reduce groundwater pumping/production. The cost for this supply is being recovered through water tolls.