WHY IS THE WASTEWATER RECLAMATION PROJECT IMPORTANT?

Hi-Desert Water District (HDWD) is committed to providing a reliable water supply to its customers in an efficient and financially responsible manner, now and in the future.

Today, the quality of our water is threatened by nitrate contamination, the result of discharge from local septic systems used throughout the Warren Subbasin (the "Basin"), a local underground water source. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) data, nearly 287 MILLION GALLONS of septic discharge reaches our groundwater every year.

To address this urgent threat, HDWD is constructing a sewer system that will:

  • Collect and treat local wastewater
  • Keep septic discharge out of the local water supply
  • Protect local water quality for future generations
  • Give residents access to reliable and affordable sewer service

PROJECT SCHEDULE

On May 13, 2015, local property owners approved forming Assessment District 2014-1 with a 72% approval rating. This secured a low interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance the cost to construct Phase 1 of the Sewer Project.

With Funding now secured, Hi-Desert Water District is moving forward to meet project milestones to ensure timely completion of the project.

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MOST POPULAR TOPICS

  • Private Property Connections

    Property owners will be responsible for hiring their own contractor to connect their Phase 1 property to the sewer system. These connections will begin in 2018, and property owners will be notified by mail six months prior to connecting. Read More

    Phase Map

    There are three phases to the Sewer Project. Phase 1 will be constructed first with Phase 2 and 3 to follow. There is a phase map available to search your property's location. Read More

    Special Assessment Levy

    After Assessment District 2014-1 was approved by property owners, a special assessment levy was placed on properties within the phase boundaries in July 2015. Payments for this assessment will be reflected on property taxes beginning one year prior to the completion of construction, which is scheduled in 2019. Read More

    Maintenance Fees

    Sewer maintenance and operating fees will be billed according to property type. These fees may either be billed as an assessment on property taxes or on monthly water bills depending if the property is classified as residential or commercial. Read More

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