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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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING CANCELLED

Tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has been cancelled. The board next meets July 15.

JOSHUA BASIN WATER VOTES FOR MONTHLY INACTIVE METER FEE

The cost of your undeveloped property in Joshua Tree—if you have a water meter—is about to go up. Reporter Mike Lipsitz said the Joshua Basin Water Board made that decision last night… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board, directors voted to begin the process to

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HEARS PLANS TO CHARGE FOR INACTIVE METERS

The Joshua Basin Water District will start the process to charge a fee for unused water meters tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more… At tonight’s 7 p.m. meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, Directors will likely start the ball rolling on a plan to charge inactive meter accounts

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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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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HOLDS ALTA MIRA LETTER DURING DROUGHT ORDERS

Last August, Joshua Basin Water District passed a conservation ordinance in response to the State Water Board’s call for reductions in wasteful water practices such as over-irrigation. Now the state is imposing more stringent measures. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us how one local water agency is coping with the new

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS, USE REDUCTION, CONSERVATION, ALTA MIRA

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7 p.m. tonight. Near the top of the agenda, the board will receive an update on the District’s chromium-6 compliance effort, next on the agenda, is a briefing on the state mandated 28 percent reduction in consumption,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT MEETING CANCELED

The regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors scheduled for 7 p.m. this evening has been canceled. The Board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for May 20.

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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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT SAYS GOODBYE TO BOLHA, PLANS FOR CHROMIUM-6 STANDARDS

The Joshua Basin Water Board will honor retiring Shirley Bolha and address new chromium-6 standards tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz takes a close look at the agenda… Following recognition of Shirley Bolha, who retires after 47 years with the Joshua Basin Water District, the board of directors will take up a

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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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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the board will discuss wastewater strategy and get some kudos… The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors meets in regular session at 7:00 tonight. Topping the agenda the board will consider long-term planning with

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TABLES ALTA MIRA WILL-SERVE LETTER DECISION

Faced with a decision to give the controversial Alta Mira Housing development a will-serve letter for water service, the Joshua Basin Water Board dropped back and punted last night. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… Following a presentation from proponents of the planned 248-unit Alta Mira residential housing project in their

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ALTA MIRA PROJECT WILL-SERVE LETTER ON JBWD AGENDA TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will consider a will-serve letter for a controversial 248 unit housing project tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz checks the agenda….

At tonight’s regular 7 p.m. board meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a will serve letter for the proposed 248-unit Alta Mira

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STATE TO CONSIDER STRICT WATER RATIONING MEASURES TODAY

The State Water Resources Control Board considers tough water restrictions today that could reshape how we consume water. The Board will discuss the drought and water restrictions for the 400-plus water districts in the state. CalEPA researcher Max Gromberg said, “We are telling all of water districts around the state,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETS: NEW METER FEES ON AGENDA

The Joshua Basin Water Board meets in regular session tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says response to a controversial solar project and raising meter installation fees are among items on the agenda… At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors will consider a response to a Project Planning

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MEETING CANCELLED

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has canceled tonight’s regular meeting. The District’s next regularly scheduled meeting is slated for March 4.

STATE INCREASES WATER ALLOCATIONS FOR LOCAL WATER AGENCIES

With three local water agencies, Hi-Desert, Joshua Basin, and Big Horn Desert View, taking or planning on taking state water to augment their aquifers, some good news: December storm runoff, and close coordination among federal and state water agencies to take advantage of it, will allow the California Department of

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT BUYING A SQUARE MILE OF LEGALLY ENTANGLED PROPERTY

After a routine meeting tonight, in which the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hear presentations on the board’s role and function, review its will-serve policy and standing and ad-hoc committees, the board will go into closed session to negotiate terms and conditions to buy property owned by

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water Board will look at whether to buy state Water for recharge tonight. Reporter Rebecca Havely takes a closer look… The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:00 tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the directors will give direction

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