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Among California water agencies, Twenty-nine Palms Water District stands out for making do with what they have, which isn’t a lot in terms of revenue or a large enough customer base to generate it. Remarkably, TPWD is debt-free despite the fact that 100% of its customers are classified as financially disadvantaged, while 75% rank as “severely” financially disadvantaged.
By Sara Kernan
for the Hi-Desert Star
TWENTYNINE PALMS — Twentynine Palms Water District is pioneering the field of arsenic removal in drinking water thanks to the partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
By Gail Wesson
for The Press-Enterprise
Although they did not file the lawsuit, water providers — including Banning and the desert areas of Riverside and San Bernardino counties — may get at least temporary relief after a Sacramento judge ruled the state didn’t take into account economic impacts when setting a chromium-6 drinking water standard more stringent than the federal standard.
Invalidation of state chromium-6 drinking water standard opens door to affordable compliance options
Twenty-nine Palms Water District
Twentynine Palms Water District, issued a statement in response to a Superior Court order requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to implement a new drinking water standard for chromium-6 that considers the limitations of disadvantaged communities
By Z107.7 News
In a ruling that will save Morongo Basin water agencies and their customers literally millions of dollars, a Superior Court judge ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement a new drinking water standard for chromium-6 that considers the limitations of disadvantaged communities.
Regenerating an Arsenic Removal Iron-Based Adsorptive Media System, Part 1: The Regeneration Process
Author(s): Sorg, Thomas J.; Chen, Abraham S.C.; Wang, Lili; Kolisz, Raymond
for American Water Works Association
Ray Kolisz, Twentynine Palms Water District’s General Manager, co-authored, a scientific article that describes his district’s adsorptive media technology, a nationally-renowned project that involves onsite regeneration of iron-based adsorptive media as an efficient and cost-effective solution to strip arsenic from drinking water.
by Lisa Yamashita-Lopez and Ray Kolisz
Special to the Bee
Water suppliers in California’s disadvantaged communities were struggling to comply with a prohibitively expensive regulation that only wealthy and larger water districts could afford.