Water & Drought

Cantua Creek gets money from state to extend water service

A $120,000 state grant to buy water for residents of Cantua Creek was approved Tuesday by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

The community of about 71 homes and 275 residents was going to be without water beginning next month if funding was not found to pay for Cantua Creek’s water supply and overdue bills. The money will last through June 30.

Supervisors approved the grant without discussion and will consider other plans for Cantua Creek after July 1 during its next meeting on May 5.

The funding is coming from the state Water Resources Control Board.

The money will cover the district’s overdue bills from March 2014 to the end of June. The water was going to run out in the middle of May if the bills weren’t paid.