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Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Implementation Support Team Subcommittee 
for Small Water Systems and Disadvantaged Communities 
The Small Water Systems and Disadvantaged Communites Sub-Committee (SWS/DAC) was formed specifically by the IRWM Plan Project Team to focus on the needs of small water systems which include any agency involved in water resources (small water systems) and economically disadvantaged communities systems.  The inclusion and participation of DAC's is considered essential to the Mojave IRWM Plan process, as more than half of the Region qualifies as disadvantaged.  DACs within the IRWM planning region include both rural and urban areas.  However, not all small water systems are in DAC communities.  (Draft Work Plan, September 22, 2015)

Small Systems Sub-Committee Members
1. Richard Selby, Chairperson
2. Marina West, Vice Chairperson
3. Lance Eckhart, MWA Staff/IST Project Manager
4. Matthew Howard, MWA Staff
5. Logan Olds, Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority
6. Dustin Hardwick, California Rural Water Association
7. Jeanette Hayhurst, Additional Member, Technical Advisory Committee
8. Anna Garcia, Additional Member, MWA Staff

  • Awarded the Clair A. Hill Award of Excellence May 2016
  • Awarded the Excellence in Support of Small Disadvantaged Communities from the California Rural Water Association April 2016
  • Gordon Acres Mutual Water Company received a SWRCB Planning grant award of $462,000
  • Barstow Entity Formation Grant (SWRCB) for $204,000
  • Submitted and awarded $500,000 in Prop 84 Round 3 grant for Umbrella Leak Detection Survey for SWS located in Disadvantaged Communities
  • Assistance with District Formation Documents and development of By-Laws
  • Conducted 227 visits to perform assistance on technical, managerial and financial (TMF) aspects of the water systems and performed 15 needs assessments on the water systems
  • Completed 4 leak detection audits
  • Completed 4 conservation plans
  • Completed 3 rate studies
  • Provided 10 free workshops focused on water-related topics with attendance ranging from 20 to 60 people
  • All small wastewater systems have been contacted by California Rural Water Association's wastewater expert who provided technical assistance
Mojave Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) – CRWA Support
November 1, 2014 – June 30, 2016

Planning Activities
  1. Umbrella leak detection survey assistance
  2. Targeted educational training and workshops
  3. Funding program support
  4. Regional rate analysis support program

Implementation Projects
  1. MCL violations-Treatment projects
  2. Distribution network upgrades/replacement
  3. Storage facility upgrades/replacement
Task# Completed# In Progress
Workshops- Educational Training on a Water related topic
Technical Support Visits- DAC community focus on TMF Capacity
Needs Assessments- Needs analysis relating to TMF
Corporate Reviews- Articles, bylaws, and rules and regulations review
Pre-Application Support
Funding Application Support
Rate Study3
Energy Analysis3
Conservation Plans4
Leak Detection4
Wastewater System Review5
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