LEADERSHIP KUDOS FOR HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

More than water is transparent at the Hi-Desert Water District. The District announced Wednesday that for the second time, it has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation. The certificate is awarded to special districts that fulfill eight requirements, including ethics training for all

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STATE REVISES LOCAL WATER CONSERVATION GOALS DOWN

Morongo Basin residents will be getting a little break in how much they are mandated by the state to reduce their water usage. The State Water Resources Control Board met Tuesday in Sacramento and extended its emergency drought regulations through October. But the water board also revised the state’s mandated

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REGIONAL WATER BOARD MEETS LOCALLY TONIGHT ON SEPTIC PROHIBITION DEADLINE

Late last year, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board extended the deadline for when Yucca Valley homes and businesses must stop using their septic systems, from 2016 to 2021 for Phase 1, and to 2025 for Phases 2 and 3. Managing editor says the board will hold a workshop

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT REVIEWS AUDIT IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District will meet in a special meeting tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff said it is for a routine financial review… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting at 6:00 tonight to approve an audit of the water district for fiscal year 2014-2015.

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HI-DESERT WATER MAY SPEND SOME SERIOUS MONEY TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board will look at some major expenditures tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks that agenda… The board of directors of the Hi-Desert Water District will be asked to authorize the spending of lots of money at tonight’s meeting. First up is an authorization to enter into

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON CHANGES IN SEPTIC TANK DISCHARGE IN YUCCA VALLEY

The California Regional Water Quality Control Board will hold a public hearing to receive comments on, and consider the adoption of, a revised amendment for the septic tank discharge prohibition for Yucca Valley. The amendment would, among other things, extend the deadline for Phase 1 of the completion of the

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HI-DESERT WATER EXPECTED TO APPROVE MONTHLY SEWER FEES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District is expected to approve a $41.50 per month sewer fee tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff joins us with details… At tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors, the directors will formally adopt the monthly sewer operating and maintenance rate, set at $41.50 per

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT EMPLOYEES HELP TLC

Hi-Desert Water District employees raised $850 at the company’s annual party to donate to a local charity. This year, the employees used the money to purchase new toys to donate to Tender Loving Christmas to give to children during the annual Christmas dinner in Yucca Valley Friday. This is the

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YUCCA VALLEY SEPTIC BAN DEADLINE EXTENDED BY THE STATE

In May 2011, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board set a deadline of five years—May 16, 2016—for when the town of Yucca Valley had to stop using septic systems. Due to various delays, the town will not be able to meet that deadline, although it has started the process

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HI-DESERT WATER HEARS STATE WILL DELAY SEWER DEADLINE

The Hi-Desert Water District board will meet in regular session tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says they will hear of new state delays in the deadline for sewer system completion… Among the items on the agenda of tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District board of directors, is an update

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT TO WORK ON STREETS NEAR ONAGA ELEMENTARY DURING NEXT TWO MONTHS

The Hi-Desert Water District is replacing water mains in the neighborhoods located north of Onaga Elementary School. Beginning Monday, November 23, through January, motorists and residents may experience traffic delays due to construction. Monday, Onaga Trail will be closed between Hilton Avenue and Warren Vista Avenue. Other streets that will

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THE STATE OF THE HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT

Among the speakers at the October 29 State of the Basin presentation in Yucca Valley was the general manager of the Hi-Desert Water District. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the water district is making progress on the sewer project… While the Hi-Desert Water District hasn’t met its state-mandated goal of

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HI-DESERT WATER SETS THE MONTHLY SEWER CONNECTION RATE

The Hi-Desert Water District Board set the monthly sewer connection charges at last night’s meeting. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says it is a little higher than had been anticipated… Due to state requirements attached to the low-interest loan received by the Hi-Desert Water District, the board of directors set a

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HI-DESERT WATER BOARD REVIEWS WATER RESERVES TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors meet tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says board members will discuss the district’s water reserves, and be asked to approve a monthly sewer connection charge that is higher than originally estimated… Among the items on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert

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YUCCA VALLEY SEWER CHARGES WILL BE ON PROPERTY TAX BILLS

The State Revolving Fund, which is loaning the Hi-Desert Water District $145 million for the Yucca Valley sewer project, is requiring the water district to determine how it will bill its customers before the Fund will release the loan to the water district. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the board

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HI-DESERT WATER TO DISCUSS HOW TO CHARGE FOR SEWER SERVICE

On your water bill or on your tax bill? The Hi-Desert Water District Board will discuss how to charge for sewer services tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff takes a closer look… The Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will discuss at its meeting tonight how to charge residents for the

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HI-DESERT WATER GENERAL MANAGER GETS THUMBS UP, BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

In an August 19 meeting, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors met in a closed session to discuss the performance evaluation of its general manager. In a statement released yesterday (Tuesday, October 6)—seven weeks after the evaluation—the board of directors said general manager Ed Muzik earned a very good

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HI-DESERT WATER TO HIRE A CONSULTANT, NAME CITIZEN ADVISORS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District meets in regular session tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the Board will consider consultants, appointments, and easements… In July, the Hi-Desert Water District sent out a request for proposals for consultants for its strategic plan and organizational assessment. At tonight’s meeting of the board of

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT FOCUSES ON EASEMENTS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says the board will focus on sewer system easements….. Easements will be the main topic of discussion at tonight’s meeting of the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. The water district has successfully negotiated easements on 207 properties, out

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HI-DESERT WATER DISTRICT MEETS TONIGHT

The Hi-Desert Water District Board meets tonight. Additional sewer work and a sewer update are on the docket. Managing Editor Tami Roleff checks the agenda…

After a routine consent agenda, changing dental insurance will be the first action items considered by the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors. Following that,

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