Riviera West Country Club and 
Harbor View 
Mutual Water Company

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On this Home Page, you will find the most current Important News and Information:

  • Latest News and Updates
  • Fire Safety Info and Links to Fire Pages (Please Note the new revised Fire Policy for 2015; click HERE for a copy).
  • Description of Riviera West with links to web pages for more information on a broad range of topics.
  • Links to Country Club Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes and the Water Company Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes.
  • Newsletters and Events Links
  • Two Forms to use to provide or update your Contact Information; and sign up for email or the Newsletters.
  • There is also a page where you can access the Riviera West Phone Directory. You can also access it by clicking on the Directory button (under Miscellaneous Information) near the bottom of the column of "buttons" on the left of all pages.

(Most, if not all, of this information is also available through the Buttons on the left column.)


We have several Riviera West Committees and they all need volunteers. Please go to the following pages for more details: ACP CommitteeFire Safety Committee or our Committees Page.

Please note our new Animal Noise Abatement Regulation and Procedure.

Beautiful Rainbow (these are fairly common) over Clear Lake as seen from Riviera West:

Riviera West, overlooking the western shores of Clear Lake (California’s largest natural lake) from a 2000 foot elevation on Mount Konocti, is a 500-parcel community of unique homes and open space, unparalleled in location, beauty, serenity, clean air and destination-resort ambiance. Riviera West is located well within 3 hours of most of the major attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California Wine Country.

Riviera West offers its members the amenities of a heated Swimming Pool (open near Memorial Day and closed after Labor Day); an expansive and accommodating Clubhouse, with magnificent views and comfortable, well-maintained grounds; a waterside park, with grass-covered play and picnic areas; a docked-in Marina beach for family swimming and tie-ups; and a private launch ramp for community boaters.

Originally developed in the late 1960's by Leisure Properties, Inc. as a model of Country Club living, Riviera West has been gradually built out to its current (about 250) custom homes. As a “Community Interest Development”, building guidelines incorporated into the community’s by-laws insure that all member properties enjoy the benefits of the value-protecting views and neighborhood standards, envisioned by the original developers.

Riviera-West is served by its own Harbor View Mutual Water Company, a separate non-profit corporation. Both of these corporations are overseen by their respective elected Boards of Directors and serviced by several active volunteer Committees.

Please utilize this website to virtually visit our community. The "buttons" on the left of this page will bring you to the various areas of interest and information, including: the latest issue of our Newsletter; upcoming Meetings and Events; a Neighborhood Map; and Contact Information. For ongoing information and updates, please sign up for our non-shared email list (you can use the form below). 

For information on Clear Lake and Lake County, please go to our Lake County Information page.

Thank you for visiting our site and please come again!

New Water Treatment Plant News:

Fellow Property Owners,

I have some Bad News: The old water treatment plant that served us faithfully for 20 years is no longer functioning.  The last day the plant operated was Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Now the Good News: Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, the new water treatment plant came on line and is making clean water!  It has been a long and arduous road, but we have the new water plant the State has been trying to get us for over ten years.  There is still a lot of construction work to go, but the end is in sight.  Okay, that is really good news....

Tom Smythe

President, HVMWC

Please see Below for The Water Conservation Notice for Riviera West.

Fire Safety

The July 2014 Fine Inspections are complete and our community has complied with our Policy at a better than 96% rate. This is a huge success! Now we must all maintain our properties on a yearly basis.

To access the Fire Safe Committee's Summary of the 2014 fire safety and prevention effort, please click HERE.

The 2015 Fine Inspections have been completed and 44 fine letters (only 23 were fined) were mailed; this is out of an initial 111 lots that were non-compliant from the first inspection.

If you want to view the Fire Safe Committee's 2015 Annual Report, please click HERE.


Please go to our Fire Safety and Prevention page for more detailed information on living in a High Fire Area.

***The 2015 Revised Fire Prevention Policies and Procedures are available here: click HERE for a PDF copy of our Newly Revised 2015 Fire Prevention Policies and Procedures; click HERE for the Postcard that will be used based on this new policy. This new Policy was approved by the Board on November 20, 2014.***

If you want to check out the 2014 version of our Fire Policy, please click HERE.

Riviera West is now a nationally recognized Firewise Community. For more details, please visit our Fire Safety and Prevention page.

Please click HERE for the Ready-Set-Go Wildfire Action Plan Checklist. This is a great checklist to use to make sure you are ready for a wildfire.

Lot Clearing:

Choose a contractor from our Lot Clearing Contractors' List; some of them will also remove the debris once cut and/or chipped. You can also call Dave or Mike at Lake County Chipping Services, 707-279-2968. All the Chippers charge about the same amount.

Water Conservation

As most of you probably know, we are in one of the worst droughts ever in Northern California and there appears to be not much relief in sight. The Harbor View Mutual Water Company has issued a Water Conservation Notice, please see below. Please click HERE for a PDF copy of the State Water Board's 2015 Regulations.

You might also want to visit the Save the Water Website for more information on the drought and what you can do to help conserve this precious resource.

Water Conservation Notice

To All Riviera West Property Owners:

We strongly urge all customers to conserve water until further notice.

Critically low water table levels and low lake levels are threatening the water systems statewide. For the second year in a row, the State has implemented emergency drought regulations requiring public water supplies implement water conservation regulations.

Harbor View MWC implemented the following requirements in September 2014. These requirements meet the State requirements and are still applicable.

  1. Outdoor irrigation be reduced to no more than twice a week
  2. The application of potable water to any driveway or sidewalk is prohibited.
  3. Using potable water to water outdoor landscapes in a manner that causes runoff to adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures is prohibited.
  4. Using a hose that dispenses potable water to wash a motor vehicle, unless the hose is fitted with a shut-off nozzle is prohibited.

Using water wisely helps protect your water system, especially during these periods of short supply. When you use water outdoors, use a spray nozzle which regulates flow and shuts off when not needed.

It is always important to conserve water and care should be taken to prevent any unnecessary use. Please consider installing Low-Flow devices on all of your in-home faucets and showers, and installing Low Flow/Flush toilets. Installing drought resistant landscaping and drip irrigations systems also save water. Water conservation is important and saves you money.

Should you have any questions about water conservation or low flow devices, please contact our administrative office at 707-279-8544.

Thank You,

Tom Smythe

Board President of Riviera West's Harbor View Mutual Water Company

Agendas and Minutes:

For the most current Country Club Board Meeting Agenda, click HERE. (Note the New Time is 4:30 pm).

For the most current Country Club Board meeting minutes (as well as past minutes), please click HERE.

For the most current Water Company Board Meeting Agenda, click HERE.

For the most current Water Company Board meeting minutes (as well as past minutes), please click HERE.

Current Newsletters:

May 2016

March 2016

Jan 2016

Nov 2015

Sept 2015

July 2015

For past Newsletters, please visit our Newsletter Page.

Current Events:

Click here for a Calendar of Meetings and Events

Click here for the Ladies Club Page.

If you have never provided our office with your Contact Information, please use THIS FORM and email, snail mail or drop it off at the Office. It is sometimes important to be able to contact property owners and assist those who need help when it is necessary (like an evacuation).

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If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please call the Office at 707-279-8544, fax to 707-279-0118 or email us at RivieraWest@gmail.comOr if you would prefer, you can use our Comment/Suggestion Form.

Table of Contents:

Riviera West's Newsletter for the Country Club and the Mutual Water Company.
Riviera West Comment(s) and Suggestion(s) Forms
Riviera West Comment(s) and Suggestion(s) Forms
Fire Safety and Prevention
Riviera West's Fire Safety and Prevention Guidelines.
Emergency Response Planning
Riviera West's Emergency Response Planning
Riviera West's Board of Directors
Info about the Riviera West's Board of Directors and links to Agendas and Minutes.
Riviera West Committees
Governing Documents
Documents that are the basis for the governing of Riviera West Country Club and Mutual Water Company
Country Club Board Meeting Current Agenda
The most current agenda for the Country Club Board Meeting
Riviera West Country Club Minutes
Current and Archived Riviera West Country Club Minutes.
Architectural Committee
What is our Architectural Committee and How and When to Use It?
Riviera West Mutual Water Company
Main page for the Riviera West Mutual Water Company
Riviera West Mutual Water Company Governing Documents
The Governing Documents for the Riviera West's Mutual Water Company
Mutual Water Company Board Agenda
Most current Agenda for the Mutual Water Company Board Meeting
Mutual Water Company Board Minutes
Current and Past Riviera West Mutual Water Company Board Minutes
Riviera West Ladies Club
Information about the "goings on" of the Riviera West Ladies Club.
Meetings and Events Calendar
Riviera West Calendar of Meetings and Events
Clubhouse Information
All the Info you need about the Riviera West Clubhouse
Riviera West Swimming Pool
Riviera West Swimming Pool, Hours and Rules
Riviera West Marina
Information about the Riviera West Marina.
Nearby Restaurants
A List of Restaurants near Riviera West.
Lake County Wineries
Information about the over 20 wineries in Lake County
Riviera West Country Club and Water Company Contact Information
Riviera West Country Club and Water Company Contact Information
Schedules of Fees
A schedule of all the fees associated with the Riviera West Country Club and Mutual Water Company
Riviera West Directory
Riviera West's Directory of Property Owners
Riviera West Community Map
Interactive Map of Riviera West
Realtor Information and Documents
Realtor Information and Documents for Riviera West
Lake County Information
Lake county Website with all kinds of information on Clear Lake and Lake County.
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