About Us


Hi-Desert Water District is a special district formed on December 14, 1962, pursuant to Division 12, Section 30321 of the California Water Code, to provide drinking water service for a growing population in Yucca Valley, California near the Joshua Tree National Park. 

We are governed by a Board of Directors elected by the registered voters in our service area.

Our water service area spans 57 square miles and includes over 300 miles of pipeline. View the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Map of our boundaries and the last review of service completed in 2010 by LAFCO.

We provide water to the Town of Yucca Valley and a portion of the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County.


We are committed to delivering the best-quality drinking water and sewer service at the lowest possible cost. We remain vigilant in meeting the challenges of new regulations, water protection, groundwater management, water conservation, community outreach, and education while continuing to serve the needs of the community. 

The Hi-Desert Water District also serves as the court-appointed Watermaster for the Warren Valley Basin to protect our groundwater.  The District led the effort to fund and construct the Morongo Basin Pipeline to address historic overdraft conditions of the groundwater basin in Yucca Valley. Water is purchased from Mojave Water Agency our State Water Contractor to import the water from northern California, then through the Morongo Basin Pipeline to replenish the Warren Basin.

In addition to providing clean water, HDWD built and operates a centralized sewer system and wastewater reclamation plant for the purpose of protecting the groundwater by eliminating the use of septic systems and supporting the needs of current and future customers. We operate the first phase centralized Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Morongo Basin. The plant can treat 1.2 million gallons of wastewater a day.


We serve more than 11,000 active water service connections in a 57-square-mile service area and operate 16 storage tanks, 13 wells, and maintain more than 312 miles of pipeline.  

We live by our Mission, Vision and Values.

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