“Searching for Solutions”

By Don Zdeba Accomplishing the objectives of the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) presents significant and sometimes unique challenges. According to the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) Bulletin 118, the Indian Well Valley Basin is one of twenty-one basins characterized as being a “high priority basin in critical overdraft.” Indian Wells Valley presents… Continue Reading “Searching for Solutions”

PRESS RELEASE – June 16, 2021

DISTRICT INITIATES LAWSUIT TO DETERMINE WATER RIGHTS   The Indian Wells Valley Water District (“District”) is initiating a water rights lawsuit to resolve the long-standing conditions in the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Basin (“Basin”) where water use has exceeded groundwater supply for years. This lawsuit is referred to as a “comprehensive adjudication” and should determine… Continue Reading PRESS RELEASE – June 16, 2021

“Achieving Water Sustainability Comes at a Cost”

By Don Zdeba By now you will have received the initial bill from the Water District (“District”) that includes a line entitled “GA Fees”. Due to limited spacing available on our bill, the total listed includes the Groundwater Extraction, or “Pumping”, Fee, and the Replenishment Fee. The Groundwater Extraction Fee, adopted by the Indian Wells… Continue Reading “Achieving Water Sustainability Comes at a Cost”

“Impact of IWVGA Fees on District Customers”

By Don Zdeba The Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority (“Authority”) has taken actions recently with regards to fees that will affect customers of the Indian Wells Valley Water District (“District”). These are pass-through fees implemented by the Authority. Though they will appear on your water bill, the money collected goes to the Authority and not… Continue Reading “Impact of IWVGA Fees on District Customers”

Correct Information on California Water Efficiency Laws

January 3, 2020   There has been some misinformation pertaining to the proposed water use targets set by Senate Bill 606 (Hertzberg) and Assembly Bill 1668 (Friedman). The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) has issued a news release addressing some of the incorrect information.  Click here to read the post.