Rural communities, such as Joshua Tree, may still have some areas that remain unconnected to the municipal water system. As water is a critical element for desert dwellers, water “hauling” remains a second option for obtaining potable water.
Here are a few scenarios regarding water hauling. These apply only to property owners in Joshua Tree (in our District) that do not have water available to their property and/or do not have a water meter.
1. If a Joshua Tree resident has a way of hauling their own water, we have the Sunfair Hauling station available. The customer would need to start up service with Joshua Basin Water District: complete the water service application, (see Hauling Meter Agreement form), and pay $1,633.00.
2. If a Joshua Tree resident does not have a way to haul their own water but they have an existing water tank at the property, they can contact the District Office for their current water hauler’s contact information. This private contractor is licensed to deliver potable water. They have a water hauling truck and will deliver water to the Joshua Tree residents that do not have a water meter with the District.
3. If a JT resident does not have a water tank at the property, they will either need to purchase a water meter with the district or put in a well. San Bernardino County’s new regulation is: if a property does not have an existing water tank, the owner cannot install a new tank and have water delivered to them.