HI-DESERT WATER CALLS SPECIAL MEETING FOR TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert water District Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to update its policy concerning

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LOCAL RAIN MEANS 48 HOURS OF NO WATERING

Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms, as well as other parts of the Morongo Basin, received measureable rainfall Wednesday. For customers who get their water from a water district instead of from a well or who haul their water, that means outdoor landscapes can’t be watered during or within

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HI-DESERT WATER LOOKS AT STANDBY AND AVAILABILITY CHARGES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Stand-by and availability fees and a proposed intertie are on the agenda. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks it out…..

Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors are the establishment of

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HI-DESERT WATER SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board has called a special meeting for tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us why…

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to establish appropriation limits; adopt

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HI-DESERT WATER IN ROUTINE MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda… It looks to be a fairly routine meeting for the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to hire a firm to perform an organizational

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WATER QUALITY BOARD TO EXTEND YUCCA VALLEY SEPTIC DEADLINE

Four years ago, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a septic tank discharge prohibition of May 2016 for Yucca Valley residents. However, the Hi-Desert Water District estimates that the waste water treatment facility won’t be operational until the end of 2018, which means that town residents would be

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HI-DESERT WATER ADDS NEW WATER CONSERVATION REGULATIONS

The Hi-Desert Water District is toughening up on water conservation in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff was at last night’s meeting and outlines the new regulations…

In order to comply with new water conservation regulations, the Hi-Desert Water District amended its current water restrictions to prohibit using potable water

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HI-DESERT AND JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARDS MEET TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will meet tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will focus on standby charges and water conservation…

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight. Issues related to water conservation will dominate the agenda following a public

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CONGRESSMAN COOK GETS $4 MILLION GRANT FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER

Some good news for property owners in Yucca Valley. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says a federal grant will help pay for the new sewer system…

The Hi-Desert Water District has been awarded a $4 million grant from the Bureau of Land Reclamation—with the assistance of Congressman Paul Cook of Yucca

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YUCCA VALLEY VOTERS PASS SEWER ASSESSMENT BY LARGE MARGIN

Prior to the opening of the ballots for the formation of an assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors held a public hearing yesterday morning, in which residents could ask questions about the assessment district. Most of the comments made by residents

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HI-DESERT WATER ASSESSMENT BALLOTS TO BE COUNTED TOMORROW

All ballots for the proposed formation of the Hi-Desert Water District’s assessment district must be turned in before tomorrow morning’s 9 a.m. public hearing by the water district. The water district board of directors will begin the meeting with a vote to approve the purchase of 10 pieces of equipment.

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LAST DAY FOR REPLACEMENT BALLOTS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Today is the deadline to request a replacement ballot in the vote for the Yucca Valley sewer assessment district. Managing Editor Tami Roleff has details… Today, May 6, is the last day Yucca Valley property owners may request a replacement ballot for the assessment district vote for the Hi-Desert Water

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INITIATIVE PETITION STARTED FOR HALF-PERCENT SALES TAX FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER SYSTEM

A committee of Yucca Valley residents has started an initiative petition for a half-percent sales tax that would be used to reduce the costs associated with the proposed sewer project. The initiative proponents-Lori Herbel, Sabrina Peukert, and Nancy Haynych-say that the half-percent sales tax would generate $80 million over 30

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER PLANT WILL RECHARGE GROUNDWATER

Hi-Desert Water District water customers use about 3,000 acre-feet of water every year. The water district must buy most of that water from the State Water Project. Once the wastewater treatment project (the sewer) is built in Yucca Valley, district officials estimate that the amount of water the water district

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT GETS UPDATE ON ASSESSMENT BALLOTS

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors learned at its special meeting Wednesday night that so far, about 2,900 ballots for the assessment vote have been returned. Those ballots are about 28 percent of the total; directors were initially told to expect between 20 and 40 percent of the eligible

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STATE WATER CONSERVATION EFFORTS AFFECT LOCAL WATER DISTRICTS

Monday’s ruling by the State 4th District Court of Appeals, which ruled that it is unconstitutional to charge customers more for high water usage—unless the cost is directly tied to the cost of delivering that water—is being closely watched by water districts in the Morongo Basin. So far, that ruling

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT AGENDA

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will be asked to approve a tuition reimbursement policy for employees; approve assessments on eight district-owned properties; and approve the purchase of a new water truck. The

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DEADLINE NEARS FOR YUCCA VALLEY SEWER ASSESSMENT VOTE

Get those ballots in. Managing Editor Tami Roleff reminds Yucca Valley property owners that the sewer assessment vote deadline is approaching…

The deadline for returning ballots for the assessment district for the Yucca Valley sewer project is just over three weeks away. The ballots will be opened and counted following

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LOCAL WATER USAGE VARIATIONS COMPARED

Figures released by the state water board on April 7 show that the state as a whole did not get a good head start on the Governor’s call for a 25 percent water reduction. Californians reduced per capita use by 2.8 percent in February of this year, compared to the

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HI-DESERT WATER IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will hold a special session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff tells us why… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. tonight. The sole item on the agenda is a two-hour training session on the Federal Emergency Management

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