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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JOSHUA BASIN PRECAUTIONARY WATER BOIL ORDER LIFTED SUNDAY

After more than two days of being told to boil their water or to use bottled water, customers of Joshua Basin Water District were assured Sunday afternoon that it was safe to use tap water without boiling it prior to drinking or cooking with it. The water district issued the

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT ISSUES BOIL ORDER

The Joshua Basin Water District issued a “boil order” Friday morning, warning its water customers to boil tap water for drinking or cooking purposes. A water main pipe broke Thursday night, and as a safety precaution, residents are urged to either use bottled water, and not drink tap water without

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT ISSUES BOIL ORDER

The Joshua Basin Water District issued a precautionary “boil order” Friday morning, warning its water customers to boil tap water for drinking or cooking purposes. A water main pipe broke Thursday night, and as a safety precaution, residents are urged to either use bottled water, and not drink tap water

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40 PERCENT OF JOSHUA BASIN CUSTOMERS WITHOUT WATER DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK

An estimated 40 percent of Joshua Basin Water District customers are without water today due to a water main break last night. A spokeswoman from the water district told Z107.7 News that workers were called out last night for a water leak, and the broken water main was officially reported

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER TO DISCUSS CADIZ WATER PROJECT TONIGHT

The controversial Cadiz water project will be discussed at tonight’s Joshua Basin Water District meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has agenda highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to approve an updated operations water flow model and district investment policy, and update the job

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The controversial Cadiz water project are among the topics to be discussed at tonight’s Joshua Basin Water District meeting. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has agenda highlights…

At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board is expected to endorse a letter opposing the Cadiz water project, establish the fiscal

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER BOARD MEETS TONIGHT

The twice-monthly Joshua Basin Water District meeting is tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda … At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will consider allocating $110,000 for extension of a joint funding agreement with the US Geological Survey. The money would pay

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER HEARING TONIGHT ON RAISING STANDBY FEES

The Joshua Basin Water District meets tonight. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what’s on the agenda… At tonight’s meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, the board will hold a public hearing on proposed increases to standby charges for the coming fiscal year. Also tonight, directors will look ahead as

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NEW BOARD MEMBER NAMED TO JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT

A new director has been selected to serve Joshua Basin Water District. It happened last night and Z107.7 News Reporter Mike Lipsitz was there … At last night’s special meeting of the Joshua Basin Water District, directors unanimously choose Tom Floen from among five candidates to fill the board seat

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JOSHUA BASIN WATER DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD SPECIAL TONIGHT

The Joshua Basin Water District board of directors will hold a special meeting at 6:30 tonight. Two items of business are on the agenda, first is a resolution in support of the Association of California Water Agencies policy on Bay-Delta Flow Requirements. That items will be followed by interviews of

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