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Benefits of Banking


•AVEK was the first water supplier in the Antelope Valley to embark on a banking project

•AVEK became a regional leader in mastering the geo-purification process, nature’s water filter system

•AVEK maintains 3 water storage projects and joined the city of Palmdale, Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts and Palmdale Water District in developing the Upper Amargosa Creek Flood Control, Recharge and Habitat Restoration Project     

Key Benefits

•Surplus water can be stored or exchanged, generating revenue for the Agency to reduce taxes and water rates to customers.

•Banking provides significant cost-savings and security during drought or dry periods, averting rate increases and supply fees 

•Storage projects provide water banking partners with long-term access to dedicated recharge and recovery capacity.


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•Aside from serving as storage facilities, AVEK’s banks function as a treatment process that utilizes geo-purification, bringing Trihalomethanes, or THMs, to record low levels·        

•For customers, geo-purification treatment that lowers Trihalomethanes equates to safer and healthier drinking water

•Geo-purification uses fewer chemicals, relying on the cleansing process that occurs when water percolates to the aquifer through the soils

•Geo-purification is a cost-effective and efficient means of treating imported surface water delivered to AVEK via the California Aqueduct

•Customers at the farthest reaches of AVEK’s distribution system reap the greatest benefit because they see the most dramatic change in THM levels, up to an 85% reduction

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