The Fern Valley Water District was incorporated in 1937 as the Fern Valley Mutual Water Company. Residents of Fern Valley decided to petition to become a California Water District. Following a petition to the Board of Supervisors of Riverside County, an election was held and the Fern Valley Water District was officially organized and became a California Water District on January 7, 1958.
As a state water district, all property owners vote in District-related elections. Each property owner has one vote for each dollar of assessed land value possessed. This gives you a voice in the District.
The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors, who serve four-year terms. These elections are scheduled every two years. The operations of the District are under the direction of the General Manager and staff of four, an Assistant General Manager and three Field Operators.