THE COST OF WATER IN JOSHUA TREE IS GOING UP… A LOT

The outcome was predictable at last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District’s board of directors; their rates are going up. Reporter David Haldane, who was there, tells you by how much…

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A CHANCE TO WEIGH-IN ON JOSHUA BASIN RATE INCREASES TONIGHT

Tonight in Joshua Tree, the public will have one last chance to weigh in on the proposed and hefty water rate increases before a board vote. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District,

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Joshua Basin Water District will hold a special meeting of the board of directors at 11 a.m. this morning. On the agenda is a request from management for $70,000 to pay for two replacement field trucks. Following that decision, directors will adjourn to closed session to discuss potential litigation.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District’s governing board will hear about two items of interest at tonight’s 6:30 p.m. meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has a rundown… At tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, attendees will hear from an outside consultant about legislation out of Sacramento that could

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER WILL TRY TO DISINFECT A WELL FOR THE FOURTH TIME

Joshua Basin Water District will sink more money into an effort to bring its primary well back online after two years. The well was just one of the items up for discussion at last night’s board meeting; our reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER CONSIDERS QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR WELL REHAB

Following a short holiday hiatus, there’s a lot on tap at this evening’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz distills down tonight’s agenda… Near the top of tonight’s agenda is a quarter-million dollar funding request for a plan to clean well 14. This

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER ANNOUNCES DISTRICT-WIDE DOUBLE-DIGIT RATE INCREASES

A notice of proposed rate increases will soon be in the mail for the 4,500 accounts served by the Joshua Basin Water District. That was one of the items decided on last night in Joshua Tree; our reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… At last night’s meeting of the Joshua Basin

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER REORGANIZES, APPROVES COST OF LIVING INCREASE TONIGHT

A cost of living increase for employees, plus rates, reports, and board reorganization are on tap at tonight’s regular meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz elaborates… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board, directors will elect a board president and

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR, SKIRTS RATE INCREASE ACTION

The Joshua Basin Water District’s board passed several unanimous resolutions last night, but took no action in connection with the rate study, aka rate increase. That was due in part to the absence of Director Bob Johnson. Reporter Mike Lipsitz, though, was there … Last night in Joshua Tree, the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

A full agenda awaits the Joshua Basin Water District’s governing board when they meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what to expect… Among the first items of business, the board will consider the appointment of Joshua Tree merchant and tattoo artist, Gayle Austin, to the Citizens

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MOVING TOWARDS RATE HIKES

Last night, the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors again reviewed the particulars of various scenarios coming out of the district’s rate study. Their dilemma? How to balance a backlog of needed maintenance and repairs with the financial limitations of those with fixed and low income. Reporter Mike Lipsitz

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER MOVES TOWARD RATE HIKES TONIGHT

More talk about water rates is on tap at tonight’s regular twice-monthly meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors. Reporter Mike Lipsitz is following the story… Nothing on the action agenda doesn’t mean directors at the Joshua Basin Water District will coast through tonight’s meeting. To the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER EFFORTS TO HOLD OFF RATE HIKES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH

In Joshua Tree last night, the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors took steps to lower operating expenses; be that as it may, no effort could be enough to stave off substantial rate hikes being considered beginning this March. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there… At about $380,000 annually, electricity

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. tonight. Among the items on the agenda, the board will be asked to discuss draft agreements with Mojave Water Agency for water supply connection, transfer facilities, and water storage; and discuss a rate study.

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS AT HELEN GRAY CENTER TONIGHT

Tonight, the Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will hold the regular twice-monthly meeting but at a new location. Reporter Mike Lipsitz pulls out the GPS…

A busy agenda awaits directors at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. The board is expected to approve a resolution, revised

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

Tonight in Joshua Tree, the Water District board will consider some ongoing reservoir maintenance, and establish the limits of the general manager’s authority to spend money during an emergency. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to discuss a

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISCUSSES WATER RATES IN SPECIAL MEETING TONIGHT

The topic of water rates will bring together Joshua Basin Water District’s board and citizen advisors in a special joint meeting to be held this evening. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has details… A special joint meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District Board of Directors and the agency’s Citizen Advisory Committee

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“UP CLOSE” SHOW EXAMINES JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOIL ORDER AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

When Joshua Basin Water District’s water main broke July 27, customers were urged to boil their water, or to use their emergency water supplies for several days. Many residents were unprepared for a water emergency as they had not set aside a supply of water to use in emergencies. Coming

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD TO REVIEW MAIN BREAK AND BOIL ORDER TONIGHT

A review of the recent watermain break and emergency boil order for Joshua Tree residents is among the agenda items at tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to discuss a

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ANOTHER OBSTACLE FOR CADIZ PIPELINE PLAN?

The plan to pump water from an aquifer in Cadiz and sell it to Southern California cities hit another bump in the road this week. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power urged the L.A. City Council on Tuesday to support a bill, AB1000, in the state legislature that

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