For the past ten years, Washoe County’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) has worked on developing a plan to address groundwater management and domestic well mitigation issues for properties in Southwest Reno.  Residents of the Galena, Callahan Ranch, Mt. Rose fan areas from Arrow Creek on the North to St. James on the South have raised concerns regarding the impact of municipal pumping and domestic well failures. Several meetings have been and plan to be held regarding payment options to the homeowners who have been affected by the county’s municipal pumping.  One of two residential workshops was held on April 5 and the second will take place on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30at the Washoe County Department of Water Resources at 4930 Energy Way. If you live in the Mt. Rose area and have a well or have had to hook up to County water, you are encouraged to attend this next meeting.  For more information, go to