BENEFITS

In response to the California Regional Water Quality Control Board’s prohibition of septic discharge within Yucca Valley, HDWD is developing a wastewater collection and treatment solution that will include:

There are a number of key ways in which this community-wide project will benefit the entire service area:

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Providing a water supply that is safe for our customers and their families is the highest priority at HDWD. Dealing with the contamination caused by septic systems is the only way to ensure that we have access to a safe water supply, and that future generations will enjoy the same benefit.

 

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On May 19, 2016 June 30, 2021, the State will begin prohibiting the discharge of septic systems in our region. Cease and desist orders, fines of up to $5,000 per day and liens on properties are some of the ways they can enforce the septic discharge prohibition. HDWD’s solution will enable all customers to fully comply with the State’s requirements.

 

Sewer

HDWD’s proposed Wastewater Reclamation Project will provide reliable sewer service for the lowest possible monthly fee.  All public sewer maintenance will be handled by HDWD, eliminating expensive septic system maintenance costs.

 

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Addressing groundwater contamination now by providing wastewater collection and treatment will ensure that our local water supply remains safe and reliable.

 

Project Costs

HDWD has aggressively pursued state and federal grants, as well as additional outside funding sources to reduce the project cost.

 

Interest-Rates

Given the current economy, state revolving fund loans with a low interest rate remain available. This ensures that the majority of funds will go directly to construction costs, minimizing the cost of interest.

 

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The project will enable restaurants, retail shops, and other businesses to easily and affordably connect to sewer service. This will remove an obstacle to new business development in the region.