Small Water Systems Assistance Program

IRWMP Support Team Subcommittee for Small Water Systems and Disadvantaged Communities

The Small Water Systems and Disadvantaged Communities Sub-Committee (SWS/DAC) was formed specifically by the IRWM Plan Project Team to focus on the needs of small water systems which include any agency involved in water resources (small water systems) and economically disadvantaged communities systems.  The inclusion and participation of DAC’s is considered essential to the Mojave IRWM Plan process, as more than half of the Region qualifies as disadvantaged.  DACs within the IRWM planning region include both rural and urban areas.  However, not all small water systems are in DAC communities.


Melody Bailey

Water Resources Supervisor

Mojave Water Agency

Nick Schneider

IRWMP Project Manager

Mojave Water Agency

Kody Tompkins

Committee Chairman – General Manager of Environmental Services City of Barstow

Marina West

Committee Vice-Chairman – General Manager at Bighorn-Desert View Water Agency

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CRWA Support

July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Proposed Planning Activities

  1. Needs Assessments
  2. Targeted educational training and workshops
  3. Technical Assistance
  4. Technical Support
  5. Administrative Support