More water rate updates Monday

Several water meetings continue through the month

More water rate updates  MondayBy BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

The Indian Wells Valley Water District meets Monday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m. at the water district office. While a full agenda was not available at press time, the board is scheduled to hear more updates on potential water rate structures.

The district’s finance committee received an update from Hildebrand Consulting during a Tuesday meeting where Mark Hildebrand presented the committee with four different rate structures, ranging from one uniform tier to four tiers.

IWVWD directors are looking to balance the cost of water with adequate ready-to-serve charges – as well as accommodating the varying needs of the customers.

In other water news, the policy and technical advisory committees to the IWV Groundwater Authority met Thursday morning. Details were not available at press time, but the agenda includes a water allocation concepts presentation designed to address the basin’s reported annual deficit of 20,210 acre-feet of groundwater.

Groundwater balance issues will need to be addressed by a groundwater sustainability plan by summer 2020. Leading the plan development is Steve Johnson of Stetson Engineers, the water resource manager for the authority.

The IWVGA Board will meet on Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. at City Hall. For more information visit

Story First Published: 2018-09-07