MWA Small Water Systems Assistance Program
The MWA Small Water Systems Assistance (SWS) Program was developed from the Mojave Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWM Plan) in response to a growing need for additional resources for disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged small water systems that lack staff, expertise, and funding to address water reliability, as well as increased water quality standards.
A majority of the Mojave Region is comprised of Disadvantaged Communities defined by the State as any community where the median household income is below 80% of the statewide median household income. The key priorities for the Mojave Region with respect to disadvantaged communities include:
- help improve water management systems that serve DACs
- educate communities about requirements and opportunities
- support DACs to apply for assistance.