Waste Water Strategy & Projects

Joshua Basin Water District established a strategy for wastewater treatment in 2009.  To review the document, click here:

Wastewater Treatment Strategy June 2009


The FIRST Municipal Waste Water System in the Morongo Basin is a collaborative effort between Joshua Basin Water District (JBWD) and the Hi-Desert Memorial Health Care District (HDMC). This project brings a package waste treatment plant near the campus of HDMC capable of handling 52,000 daily gallons or more of waste water flow. This will serve the 23,500 square feet of planned facility expansion and all of the existing HDMC facilities including the Continuing Care Center.  To learn more about how water can be treated before it is returned to the underground aquifer to keep our community water safe, click here.


Board members from both the Joshua Basin Water District and the Hi-Desert Memorial (Hospital) District celebrate toasting with clean tap water, along with the Waste Package Treatment Plant Project Mascot, “Drew Water,” who officially broke ground on September 12, 2012. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.


Construction of the first municipal Waste Water Package Treatment Plant at the Hi-Desert Memorial Hospital in Joshua Tree.