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PWD to Host Rate Plan Workshop


admin August 19, 2014

PALMDALE, CA – California water agencies have been strained to provide residents with clean, healthy, low cost water with the drought now entering its fourth year. Palmdale, like many other Southern California communities, has older infrastructure which is relied upon to move water throughout the community. As these systems age and deteriorate, repairs and replacements should be made before the system begins to break down and become more expensive to repair.

The District has proposed a rate structure modification and fee plan, which will standardize monthly meter charges of 1” and smaller and reward customers conserving water with a new “essential” use tier structure based on indoor use and an “efficient” use tier structure based on outdoor use. The rate plan also proposes a drought surcharge that would only be applied to water use above the essential tier.

“Our customers are our top priority,” said Dennis LaMoreaux, General Manager of the Palmdale Water District. “The District prioritizes our projects based on current needs and to keep the cost to our rate payers at a minimum.”

The District will use the new rate structure to ensure that clean, healthy water is consistently delivered to the community through diversifying water sources, investing in water treatment and testing technologies, and ensuring the water delivery system is operating efficiently.

“Conserving our water is a community effort that requires all customers and the District to work together,” said Michael Williams, Finance Manager/CFO for the Palmdale Water District. “We are providing the community with the information they need to make well-informed choices on how they choose to use their water.”

The District will hold their second workshop this Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Palm Tree School, located at 326 E. Avenue R Palmdale, CA. District management and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed rate structure. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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PWD is proud to sponsor the Antelope Valley Rural Museum! This hidden gem showcases the rich history of our valley. Stop by to learn more about the legacies of our community! 🏛️📜 #PWD #ruralmuseum #history
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PWD se enorgullece de patrocinar el Museo Rural del Valle del Antílope. Esta joya escondida muestra la rica historia de nuestro valle. ¡Pase por aquí para aprender más sobre los legados de nuestra comunidad! 🏛️📜 #PWD #MuseoRural #historia
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PWD is proud to sponsor the Antelope Valley Rural Museum! This hidden gem showcases the rich history of our valley. Stop by to learn more about the legacies of our community! 🏛️📜 #PWD #RuralMuseum #History
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PWD se enorgullece de patrocinar el Museo Rural del Valle del Antílope. Esta joya escondida muestra la rica historia de nuestro valle. ¡Pase por aquí para aprender más sobre los legados de nuestra comunidad! 🏛️📜 #PWD #MuseoRural #Historia

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When I was selected to be a Director on the Antelope Valley Fair Board my first assignment was working with the Rural Museum. These are true dedicated people that love the History of the Valley. They volunteer hundreds of hours to maintain the Museum. It is worth checking out. A beautiful venue.

Another job well done from PWD Op-Techs Brian Toner, Corey Shere, Mike Childs, and Darren Dykes! This team worked together to install a new sample pump and valving system at the Leslie O. Carter Water Treatment Plant. This allows our treated water to flow seamlessly to the laboratory for water quality monitoring. #PWD #WaterQuality
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¡Otro trabajo bien hecho de PWD Op-Techs Brian Toner, Corey Shere, Mike Childs, y Darren Dykes! Este equipo trabajó en conjunto para instalar una nueva bomba de muestreo y un sistema de válvulas en la Planta de Tratamiento de Agua Leslie O. Carter. Ahora, nuestra agua terminada fluye sin problemas al laboratorio para el monitoreo de la calidad del agua. #PWD #CalidadDelAgua
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Another job well done from PWD Op-Techs Brian Toner, Corey Shere, Mike Childs, and Darren Dykes! This team worked together to install a new sample pump and valving system at the Leslie O. Carter Water Treatment Plant. This allows our treated water to flow seamlessly to the laboratory for water quality monitoring. #PWD #WaterQuality 
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¡Otro trabajo bien hecho de PWD Op-Techs Brian Toner, Corey Shere, Mike Childs, y Darren Dykes! Este equipo trabajó en conjunto para instalar una nueva bomba de muestreo y un sistema de válvulas en la Planta de Tratamiento de Agua Leslie O. Carter. Ahora, nuestra agua terminada fluye sin problemas al laboratorio para el monitoreo de la calidad del agua. #PWD #CalidadDelAgua

The #bestcrewever successfully replaced a leaky and corroded fire hydrant! Keeping our community safe is what we're about. Fantastic job, Team! #PWD #hydrant 💙
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¡El #bestcrewever sustituyó con éxito una boca de incendios con fugas y corroída! Mantener nuestra comunidad segura es lo que nos importa. ¡Fantástico trabajo, equipo! #PWD #hidrante 💙
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The #BESTCREWEVER successfully replaced a leaky and corroded fire hydrant! Keeping our community safe is what were about. Fantastic job, Team! #PWD #HYDRANT 💙
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¡El #BESTCREWEVER sustituyó con éxito una boca de incendios con fugas y corroída! Mantener nuestra comunidad segura es lo que nos importa. ¡Fantástico trabajo, equipo! #PWD #HIDRANTE 💙Image attachmentImage attachment

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Keep up the great work. Very important 🙏🎉

I appreciate their commitment and dedication.

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We officially kicked off our 2024 Palmdale Water District Water Ambassadors Academy tonight! 🎉 We're thrilled to have a group of dedicated community members, diving deep into the world of PWD & the water industry over the next three weeks. Thanks to our incredible staff for delivering engaging presentations! Together, we're building a more water-conscious community. 💙 #WAA2024 #PWD #WaterAmbassadors #PalmdaleWaterDistrict
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¡Dimos inicio oficial a nuestro 2024 Palmdale Water District Anual de la Academia de Embajadores del Agua esta noche! Estamos encantados de tener un grupo de miembros de la comunidad dedicados, sumergirse profundamente en el mundo de PWD y la industria del agua durante las próximas tres semanas. ¡Gracias a nuestro personal increíble para la entrega de presentaciones atractivas! Juntos, estamos construyendo una comunidad más consciente del agua. 💙 #WAA2023 #PWD #WaterAmbassadors #PalmdaleWaterDistrict
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We officially kicked off our 2024 Palmdale Water District Water Ambassadors Academy tonight! 🎉 Were thrilled to have a group of dedicated community members, diving deep into the world of PWD & the water industry over the next three weeks. Thanks to our incredible staff for delivering engaging presentations! Together, were building a more water-conscious community. 💙 #WAA2024 #PWD #WaterAmbassadors #PalmdaleWaterDistrict
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¡Dimos inicio oficial a nuestro 2024 Palmdale Water District Anual de la Academia de Embajadores del Agua esta noche! Estamos encantados de tener un grupo de miembros de la comunidad dedicados, sumergirse profundamente en el mundo de PWD y la industria del agua durante las próximas tres semanas. ¡Gracias a nuestro personal increíble para la entrega de presentaciones atractivas! Juntos, estamos construyendo una comunidad más consciente del agua. 💙 #WAA2023 #PWD #WaterAmbassadors #PalmdaleWaterDistrictImage attachment

Shoutout to PWD Op Techs for their incredible work at Littlerock Dam! 🙌 They upgraded pumps, check valves, and butterfly valves at the cistern. Their dedication and expertise ensure our infrastructure continues to run smoothly for the community. Great job team!
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¡Shoutout a PWD Op Techs por su increíble trabajo en Littlerock Dam! Ellos actualizaron las bombas, válvulas de retención y válvulas de mariposa en la cisterna. Su dedicación y experiencia aseguran que nuestra infraestructura siga funcionando sin problemas para la comunidad. ¡Gran trabajo equipo!
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Shoutout to PWD Op Techs for their incredible work at Littlerock Dam! 🙌 They upgraded pumps, check valves, and butterfly valves at the cistern. Their dedication and expertise ensure our infrastructure continues to run smoothly for the community. Great job team! 
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¡Shoutout a PWD Op Techs por su increíble trabajo en Littlerock Dam! Ellos actualizaron las bombas, válvulas de retención y válvulas de mariposa en la cisterna. Su dedicación y experiencia aseguran que nuestra infraestructura siga funcionando sin problemas para la comunidad. ¡Gran trabajo equipo!Image attachmentImage attachment
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