What happens if I don’t comply?

The Regional Board's Enforcement Staff will implement prompt, consistent, fair, and progressive enforcement to bring anyone who fails to stop discharging into compliance. The following can be used against individual property owners:

  • Cease and Desist Orders
  • Civil Liability Complaints
  • Cleanup and Abatement Orders
  • Fines of up to $5,000 Per Day
  • Non-compliance letters

The prohibitions will take effect whether or not the Wastewater Reclamation Project moves forward. If the project does not move ahead, property owners would be required to comply with the mandate individually or face enforcement actions. Hi-Desert Water District is attempting to create a community-wide solution.

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1. Is a wastewater collection and treatment system necessary?
2. How will it protect groundwater quality?
3. What are the State’s Septic Discharge Prohibitions?
4. What happens if I don’t comply?
5. Why not just treat the water at the wells that produce the water before serving it to customers? Isn’t that easier?
6. How many months after the Assessment District approval, will construction start on the new sewer lines and plant?
7. Will the treatment facility smell?
8. What will happen to the water after it is treated?
9. Are the roads going to be repaved during Phase 1, after the sewer line is installed?