Locals ask for leeway in reductions (April 25, 2015)

Drought regulations: Watermaster touts usage cutbacks of up to 51 percent

Apple Valley — Claiming that the High Desert has already made significant cutbacks, the region’s watermaster is asking state officials to flex their conservation standards for local water use.

(W)e live in perpetual drought conditions and therefore embrace conservation as a way of life, Kirby Brill, general manager of Mojave Water Agency, said in a letter to the State Water Resources Control Board. Additionally, MWA’s territory is adjudicated and we are mandated by the courts to maintain a balance in our basins, and when required we ramp down production. The court’s binding authority and our commitment to conservation ensures [sic] austere water management.


Source: Gary Brodeur, Daily Press, April 25, 2015, A1