Monday, January 09, 2006

Mojave Water Agency looking ahead

Plan designed to conserve, reclaim, import, store and protect water supplies

By MIGUEL GONZALEZ/Staff Writer

VICTORVILLE — Saving water for a dry day or a dry season has become one of the biggest priorities of the Mojave Water Agency.

As one of 29 State Water Project contractors and the only one in the High Desert, the agency has designed a plan to conserve, reclaim, import, store and protect the vital liquid.

MWA General Manager Kirby Brill said Friday that the storage of water in the area's natural aquifers is progressing.

"This is being done to help us meet demand in the future," Brill said. "There could be years in the future where we can experience a dry season and we are making sure we have enough water for our growing population."

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