The Twentynine Palms Water District strives to provide valuable information about the District through its website. The following information in this section is designed to provide easy access to public information relating to operations and finances. If you are looking for public information that is not on this website, you may contact the District for more information.
Government and Organization
The Twentynine Palms Water District (TPWD) was formed in 1954 when the community voted, by a 5-1 margin, to form a County Water District (Water Code 30000 et seq.). Members of the Chamber of Commerce known as the "Water Committee" spearheaded this community effort. Today the Twentynine Palms Water District serves the city of Twentynine Palms as well as outlying areas by pumping and distributing local ground water - the only available supply. The District serves a population of approximately 18,000 residents within a 87 square mile area. It maintains approximately 8,000 meter services, 200 miles of pipeline and 17 million gallons of water storage capacity.
The mission of the Twentynine Palms Water District is to provide a safe and adequate supply of water at the lowest feasible cost to the people of the district and to preserve and protect the water resources within the established boundaries of the district.
TPWD Board of Directors comply with the requirements of the Fair Political Practices Act, the Ralph M. Brown Act, Public Records Act, and statutory requirements for bi-annual ethics (AB1234) and sexual harassment prevention training. The Board has also adopted a Code of Conduct for Members of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors approves the budget in June, prior to the start of the new fiscal year in July. The 2014/2015 budget reflects the costs of providing residents with water services.
Board of Director Benefits
The Board of Directors receive a stipend of $100.00 per meeting attended, not to exceed a total of more than ten per month. (Ordinance 90). Directors do not receive medical or dental benefits, nor do they participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information concerning Board Member and staff compensation, please visit the State Controller's webpage.
California Fair Political Practices Commission - Form 801
Ticket and/or Passes Distribution Policy, Resolution 09-08
Senate Bill 272 - Disclosure of Enterprise System Information