Hi-Desert Water District has completed all the phase I collection system and the 1.6 million gallons per day wastewater treatment plant. The completion of this project was a significant accomplishment for the community and provides sewer service to the Town of Yucca Valley and the downtown corridor along Highway 62.
While most customers in the phase I area have connected, customers that have not connected are in violation of the State septic discharge prohibition.
PHASE I PROPERTIES ARE REQUIRED TO CONNECT TO THE SEWER.
We have low-interest financing still available for all connections. Grants may be available, if construction is complete before December 31, 2023. CLICK HERE FOR FUNDING APPLICATIONS
Contact the District by email or phone at 760-365-8333. Or contact a contractor from our Interested Contractors List to get additional information about connecting your property to the sewer.
The private property connection cost varies. For an average single-family residence, the connection cost is estimated to be approximately $3,000 but can be less or more depending on the complexity and length of your connection. For more information on steps to connect click here.
Phase II and III Sewer Collection System Project Update
The Phase II and III Sewer Collection System Project will expand the current collection system to serve the properties in the phase II and phase III areas. Both phases II and III will be completed as one project. The district is applying for a grant through the State Revolving Fund to help pay for the construction in time to meet the State's septic discharge prohibition by 2028.
The project is estimated to cost about $180 million. Without significant grant funding the project is too expense for the residents to pay on their own, so the district is working hard to secure enough funds make the project feasible.
Phase II and III property owners helped to pay for part of the phase I system and the treatment plant that they will eventually tie into. Property owners in the next two phases will need to pay an additional amount to connect to the system once it is complete. The district does not know the exact amount, as it will depend on if the community is successful in getting grant funding through the State.
Hi-Desert Water District has contracted with Carollo Engineers to help complete the grant application in late 2022. If the grant is awarded, construction can begin as soon as the fall of 2023.