Water

Morongo Band of Mission Indians employs a variety of support and professional personnel to assist in daily operations. Morongo Tribal Administration and Enterprises is comprised of Social Services, Fire Department, Public Works, Education Services, Canyon Lanes Bowling Center, Morongo Travel Center, Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon, Hadley Fruit Orchards, and much more.

All offers of employment to applicants are required to satisfactorily complete a background investigation, drug screening and other related verifications specific to job opening.

Equal Opportunity and Indian Preference: The Morongo Band of Mission Indians strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status or any other non job-related factor. Among qualified applicants, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians will give preference to the qualified Native applicants.

Water Department Overview

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water Department under the direction the of Reservation Services Administrator’s office has the responsibility to provide a safe, reliable, and potable water supply to the reservation residents and commercial Enterprises. This department also maintains, operates, and provides non-potable water to residents where it is available including the canyon irrigation systems. The Tribe under the direction of the US Environmental Protection Agency conforms to the Safe Drinking Water Act and all regulatory rules. A water conservation plan was developed to help maintain and assure that our most precious natural resource is protected. Also our department oversees the operations staff at the Tribal Wastewater reclamation facility and the domestic water system located at Tukwet Canyon Golf.  


Operations

The Morongo Water Department is one of many departments serving the reservation area and Enterprise facilities. Currently the department has 5 full time water system operators, 1 field supervisor, and the department manager. The water system is controlled utilizing the most advanced SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) allowing operators to view and operate the system from any location.

Our water supply consists of groundwater production wells utilizing high efficient pumps and motors and exercising efficient pumping rates to off-set high peak demand time periods. The Tribal water infrastructure consists of over 30 miles of potable water mains, pressure reducing stations, and storage reservoirs. 


Wastewater

The Tribal water reclamation facility was designed to treat up to 750,000 gallons per day utilizing an OMNIFLO interchange sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system with a 900 mg/l biological oxygen demand load. Included in the design was the Cannibal Solids Reduction system. This system produces a low sludge yield of .05 to .25 lbs. of biological solids per pound of BOD. The operational flexibility and significant power cost savings of this facility has proven to be an industry leader compared to installing an aerobic digester and large sludge drying beds. The plant is operated daily by the Tribe and Utility Partners, Inc. 

Morongo Band of Mission Indians

12700 Pumarra Road,
Banning, CA 92220

Utilities Partners: (866) 250-5516

NOTE:
A Valid Photo ID is required to enter the Morongo Indian Reservation


Helpful Links
www.epa.gov/safewater
www.watereducation.org

Helpful Documents
Construction Standards 2016
Water Construction Standards Plates 2016
Fire Hydrant Use Policy
/Permit Application
Best Management Practices – FOG Progam BMPFood ServiceFSE Inspection ReFOG Program Information
Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO

Water Conservation & Resources

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians recognizes the need for water conservation. This vital natural resource is the key to our future and has become an integral planning and operational component. The Water and Environmental department has initiated an aggressive water conservation plan in 2007/08 to promote and educate the need to conserve. Normal daily usage (60-70%) occurs outside the home with only a fraction of usage occurring inside. As part of our plan we recommend California native plants (www.cnps.org), drip irrigation, and smart timers. All new construction must conform to these standards. For additional information, please visit these web sites: www.bewaterwise.com and www.waterconserve.info.

Water Quality

The Water Department has a primary responsibility to assure that the water that arrives at your tap meets or exceeds current water quality standards set forth be the Environmental Protection Agency. We sample over 100 constituents each year utilizing a State of California Certified Laboratory located in Riverside, CA. 

Specifications & Standards

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians Water Department updated its construction specifications and standards for the construction of water facilities and conveyance systems in 2010. For a copy of the revised specifications and standards, click here.