Investment for Tomorrow
One of the most important aspects of operating a public water system is reinvestment in infrastructure. Pipeline and facility replacement is an often overlooked necessity to assuring continued superior service. Maintaining a strong infrastructure benefits everyone in the community. AVRWC has a history of investing in the community. Over the last five years, we’ve invested approximately $44 million in our community's water system.
In recent years, the Town of Apple Valley, along with other high-desert communities, has experienced significant commercial growth. A major benefit of this commercial growth is that it is commonly funded by developers. Simply put, the costs of improvements to the water system are borne by the developer and not by you, the existing customer. In addition to the cost for new facilities, the developers are required to pay for the added demand to produce more water to serve these new developments. This was made possible through the implementation of a supply facility fee. This fee was requested by you, the public, in our 2006 general rate case with the California Public Utilities Commission. In an effort to assign the financial cost of new growth where it belongs (with the new growth) and to help limit rate increases to pay for new wells, these supply facility fees are used solely for the purpose of acquiring new wells to ensure an adequate amount of water is available in the future.
AVRWC is committed to keeping our promise of supplying our community with reliable, high quality drinking water. We are making the necessary investments today to ensure, that despite the growth in our community, we will have enough water for the future. Your participation in water conservation will help us to realize this goal.
SERV Unit (Specialized Emergency Response Vehicle)
Fire Flow Testing
Pressure Monitoring of Water System