History and Background

The Joshua Basin Water District (District) is a public agency formed in 1963. The District purchased and combined several small existing water systems. The District also finances, constructs, operates and maintains a water system to serve properties within the District’s boundaries.

Prior to having a municipal tap water system… 

Indoor plumbing was nearly non-existent…

Indoor plumbing was nearly non-existent…

 

Land owners had to either maintain their own wells or…

Land owners had to either maintain their own wells or…

Land owners would have to haul and store their own water in tanks.

Land owners would have to haul and store their own water in tanks.

 

Back then, residents and travelers depended on known water sources to survive in the desert, as water was scarce!

Back then, residents and travelers depended on known water sources to survive in the desert, as water was scarce!

50 years of tap water has made a huge difference!

50 years of tap water has made a huge difference!

JBWD Accomplishments-50 yrs