District 40 gets 60 percent of its water from AVEK
, a water wholesaler, and 40 percent from groundwater.
By incorporating these processes, we will achieve these standards for many years to come,'' said Russ Fuller, AVEK
, which draws about 19 billion gallons a year from the California Aqueduct for water districts and farmers to use instead of well water, must complete a new Urban Water Management Plan by Dec.
is modifying its treatment plant to reduce the trihalomethane level further.
Partnered with the county on the project is AVEK
and the U.
does not supply water directly to individual homes, so any price hike would not directly affect consumers' bills, except as their suppliers pass on the higher costs.
provides water to about 20 municipal and industrial customers, including the Los Angeles County waterworks districts that cover most of Lancaster and west Palmdale, and several farmers.
is spending $35,000 for preliminary engineering work that will include a ``fatal flaw'' analysis of the project to see whether there are major problems that would stop the dam from being built.
The raise boosts Fuller's salary as of July 1 to $120,000, compared with $120,000 for the Palmdale Water District's general manager and $140,000 for the Castaic Lake Water Agency's top official, AVEK
plans to spend about $5,000 for preliminary engineering work and the production of a brochure that would be sent to local and state entities that might be interested in the construction of the reservoir.
The Palmdale Water District, which like AVEK
draws from the California Aqueduct, last month hired Black and Veatch Corp.
It might make more sense as a combined effort,'' said AVEK
board member George Lane.