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Jennifer Poland
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                                     October 9, 2014
NEW WELL WELCOMED BY RIBBON CUTTING
Yucca Valley, CA - On Wednesday, October 8, 2014, Hi-Desert Water District (HDWD) joined the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce in welcoming HDWD's new Well 20 West by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The new Well 20 West uses state of the art technology to produce 900 gallons of water per minute which can provide up to 1.3 million gallons of water per day to our customers. In addition, the well's design allows for displaced water to be redirected to a recharge pond increasing water use efficiency.  
 
"We are excited to celebrate the completion of the Well 20 West project," said HDWD General Manager Ed Muzik. "The project resulted in a cost savings to HDWD and is now in full production."

In-house staff worked alongside the District's contractor to complete the site work and equipping of the well which has a finished depth of 944 feet below land surface. In an effort to obtain a substantial savings, the District reduced the contracted work scope which allowed the remaining improvements to be performed by the District's in-house staff. This resulted in a cost savings of approximately $300,000. 

If you would like more information, contact Hi-Desert Water District at                  (760) 365-8333 or e-mail jenniferp@hdwd.com. 

About Well20w Video
About Well20w Video

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Hi-Desert Water District was formed in 1962. It provides water service to about 10,000 customers in the Yucca Valley and Yucca Mesa areas.  The mission of the district is to provide a safe, reliable water supply and Wastewater Reclamation System for its customers in an efficient and financially responsible manner. For more information about Hi-Desert Water District visit www.hdwd.com.