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 developing 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

If local property owners approve this project via an Assessment District vote, HDWD will be able to secure a low interest loan with potential debt forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund which will be used to finance the project at the lowest possible cost.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Is a wastewater collection and treatment system necessary?

    We need a wastewater collection and treatment system to protect groundwater quality and to comply with a state mandate banning septic discharge in our area. Read More

    How will it protect groundwater quality?

    This project will replace septic systems and their negative impact on water quality with a sewer system that collects wastewater and delivers it to a treatment plant. There it will be processed and treated until it is clean enough to be disposed of on site.Read More

    How will we pay for it?

    Hi-Desert Water District has explored multiple funding options to find the lowest possible cost for our customers. HDWD has secured millions of dollars in federal, state and local grants in addition to debt forgiveness and low interest loans to help finance the project as cost-effectively as possible. The district has proposed forming an assessment district to cover the unfunded portion of the project. Read More

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