TPWD Welcomes New General Manager
Twentynine Palms Water District Takes Measures in Response to COVID-19
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Fluoride Removal Puts Twentynine Palms Water District on National Stage
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.
NEW Recognitions in Special District Governance
Robert Coghill, Anita Horn and Carol Giannini all with the Twenty-nine Palms Water District have all received the Special District Leadership Foundation Recognition in Special District Governance certificate.
29 shows the way on arsenic removal
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.
Review of chromium-6 health standard may benefit Banning, others
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
A Win For Local Water, Judge Orders Change In State Chromium-6 Standards
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.
Small water districts get a break on chrome 6
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.