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About the Committees

The Mojave Water Agency’s Board of Directors uses the committee format where in-depth discussion, debate, and deliberation occur on matters which the Board must decide.  The committee does not vote on matters and only makes recommendations to the full Board.  Committee members shall serve a term of one year or until such time as successors are appointed.  

Legislative and Community Partners Committee
This committee meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and reviews items related to:
  • AWAC & Conservation
  • Community Partners
  • Legislation
  • Morongo Basin Pipeline Commission
  • San Bernardino County Special Districts Association

Planning, Resources, Engineering and Operations Committee
This committee meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month and reviews items related to:
  • Basin Management
  • Imported Water
  • Infrastructure and Asset Management
  • Water Management Planning

Personnel, Finance, Security and Technology Committee
This committee meets at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month and reviews items related to:
  • Personnel
  • Technology and Security
  • Finance

Morongo Basin Pipeline Commission

The Commission is comprised of five officials, one from each of the member entities of Improvement District M, including: Mojave Water Agency, County of San Bernardino Service Area 70, Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency, Hi-Desert Water District, and Joshua Basin Water District.  This Commission addresses issues of interest to the residents in the Morongo Basin and pertinent to the Morongo Basin Pipeline project. The Commission meets quarterly beginning with February, May, August and November on the 2nd Wednesday of that month.

Technical Advisory Committee
This Committee to the Mojave Water Agency (TAC) is an independent, voluntary group of water purveyors, pumpers, and other interested  parties located within Agency boundaries.  The TAC meets in a public forum to discuss common concerns and acts to assist the MWA with
technical, professional, economic, and community recommendations and counsel concerning policy decisions relating to management of water resources.  The TAC also assists in determining the needs, desires, and financial capabilities of the MWA with respect to management of water resources and, upon deliberation, shall convey recommendations to the Board of  Directors of the MWA.  Additionally, the TAC serves at the Mojave Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Implementation Support Team (IST) as defined in the Integrated Regional Water Management Plan. The committee typically meets the 1st Thursday of even months at 10:00 a.m. (subject to change)

MWA was appointed as Watermaster in 1993 pursuant to the Court Judgment which adjudicated the rights to pump groundwater in the Mojave  Basin Area. The Watermaster's main responsibilities are to monitor and verify water production for approximately 475 parties (1,700 wells), collect required assessments, conduct studies, and prepare an annual report of its findings and activities to the Court.  Watermaster also acts as the clearinghouse for recording water transfers, maintains records for all such transfers, and reports changes in ownership of Base Annual Production rights to the Court. The Watermaster typically meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. (except April, June, August, November, and December unless needed).

Meetings and events may be rescheduled, please check the Agency Calendar here.

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