Mission, Vision and Role

Our Mission

The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency’s mission is to import supplemental water and to protect and enhance local water supplies for use by present and future water users and to sell imported water to local water districts within the service areas of the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency.

Our Vision

The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency will partner with other local stakeholders to assure that growing regional water needs are met, optimizing the use of existing resources, without adverse impacts on local groundwater basins.

In order to bring this vision to fruition, we will:

  • Play a leadership role in managing local water resources.
  • Bring supplemental water to the region to meet short and long-term needs.
  • Develop and work from a financial plan to ensure that funding to reach our goals is available.

Statement of Agency Role

State Water Contractor

The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency, as one of 29 State Water Contractors and the State Water Contractor for the region, is responsible for operating and maintaining the Project within our service area, and extending it to serve our entire service area from Calimesa to Cabazon.

Groundwater Basins

The San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency is an advocate for the groundwater basins within our service area, including the Beaumont and Cabazon basins as well as lesser groundwater basins. It is our goal to preserve them for current and future generations. In order to do this, we import supplemental water from whatever sources provide the highest quality at the lowest price, including the State Water Project as well as other potential sources. We work with local water retailers and others to manage local and regional water resources in a sustainable manner. We are committed to end groundwater overdraft in our service area.

Water Conservation and Education

We encourage water conservation throughout our service area as a means to stretch our existing resources and help preserve our local groundwater. We consider it our job to educate the public on water issues so that they understand that water is a limited resource in our region.

The Statement of Agency Role was adopted December 4, 2006.

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