Officials from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) notified AVEK on March 21, that they have been awarded $5 million in grant funds for phase II of their South North Intertie Pipeline Project (SNIP Phase II)
AVEK Directors approved a contract with Nicholas Construction for the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Recharge System Improvements Project for the High Desert Water Bank (HDWB) during a special board meeting on Tuesday, June 7 in an amount not-to-exceed $33,337,110.
It’s that time of year when toxic algae blooms pose challenges to public water suppliers, with rising temperatures providing an opportunity for the growth and spread of these water contaminants.
“Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face.” People heard those guidelines repeatedly since the pandemic began and cleanliness was deemed vital. But did that lead to an uptick in water use by everyone?
Like the lyrics to a James Taylor song, Californians for many years have seen fire and have seen rain, but in 2022 as wildfire season approaches, the prospect of precipitation dims, while the chances for infernos increase because of extremely dry vegetation.
Enduring drought cost rice farmers in the Sacramento Valley their crop this year, with insufficient water supplies unavailable for their fields.
Tehachapi resident Joseph “Joe” Roberts just joined the team at AVEK as a Senior Engineer on May 31, 2022.