What is the Water District?

The Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD) serves the greater Humboldt Bay area - including Eureka, Arcata, Blue Lake, McKinleyville Cutten, Fairhaven, Fieldbrook, Humboldt Community Service District and Manila. The population served totals about 80,000 people.

The Water District is responsible for providing our communities with clean drinking water and maintaining the health of our water sources (Ruth Lake and the Mad River).

The Water District also provides water to local industries that process the water for their own use. The Water District has the power to decide who we will sell water to, which must be balanced by our responsibility to protect our water supply for the future.