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Security Department: Information Bulletin


February 22, 2021

From February 18 through February 20, 2021, we have experienced a rash of vandalisms throughout the District.  Vandals have caused thousands of dollars in damage to equipment, hardscapes and to various areas throughout the community. 

We have also experienced vandals throwing items into Lake Calero and Lake Chesbro, our drinking water sources. 

Per RMCSD District Water Code, Chapter 14, Section 3.17, subsection 4 – Wastes Prohibited into Lakes/Reservoirs:  “…Any waste such as, but not limited to: rubbish, ashes, shavings, metals, glass, lawn clippings, leaves, plastics, woods, garbage, pet waste, sewage, etc.”  

Per California Health and Safety Code  116750 (a):

“Any person who tampers with a public water system is guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for three, four, or five years, subject to a fine not to exceed thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), or both.”

Any person who violates these codes is subject to fines, prosecution and other legal remedies. 

We are requesting anyone who may have information on these criminal activities to contact the RMCSD Security Department at (916) 354-3710 (including anonymously). 

Informational Bulletin Feb 22, 2021