Created by the Mojave Water Agency, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) is responsible for meeting Clean Water Act mandates. The original VVWRA plant, which began operating in 1981, processed up to 4.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater. As a result of ongoing plant improvements, the VVWRA facility now treats approximately 13 MGD, with capability to accommodate 18 MGD to keep pace with the area’s continued population growth.

Today, VVWRA is a Joint Powers Authority and public agency, which serves four member agencies representing local communities. A Board of Commissioners, made up of elected or appointed leaders from each of its member agencies, governs VVWRA. In addition, the VVWRA management team oversees operation of its treatment plant, along with pump stations and over 40 miles of sewers.

With a service area extending over 216 miles, VVWRA serves a population of more than 200,000 people in the Mojave Desert region. VVWRA has plans to add two subregional water reclamation facilities, in Hesperia and Apple Valley, California, to meet projected population growth in Victor Valley.

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