District Director to Senator Pete Knight Rex Moen presents Palmdale Water District President Leslie O. Carter (1971 to 2004) and General Manager Dennis LaMoreaux with a certificate of commendation for the District’s renewable energy efforts. The wind turbine towers into the sky to a height of 230-feet with the 3-bladed rotor having a diameter of 177-feet.
Senior Deputy to Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, Larry Grooms, and Association of California Water Agencies Board President Jerry Gladbach join Palmdale Water District for the dedication of the Palmdale Water District’s renewable energy wind turbine. “By becoming more energy self-reliant, the District will minimize impacts and disruptive events in the state’s electric grid system while keeping costs down,” said Gladbach.
Palmdale Water District mascot Aquadog joins City of Palmdale deputies at the City of Palmdale’s Fall Festival. Palmdale Water District enjoys spreading the word on water conservation at local community events.
Palmdale Water District President Raul Figueroa (2003 to present), General Manager Dennis LaMoreaux, Vice President Sheryl Sarna (2003 to 2006), and Assistant Secretary Gordon Dexter (2005 to 2007 and 2009 to present) present the Palmdale High School Basketball team with $300 team sponsorship in 2006. “The Palmdale Water District is pleased to sponsor youth organizations as they have a large impact on the molding of our youth,” said President Raul Figueroa.
An employee from the City of Palmdale lends a hand to help judge the Palmdale Water District’s Landscape-in-a-Box Water Awareness Contest. The Palmdale Water District sponsors the Landscape-in-a-Box contest for students in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades attending a school within the Palmdale School District. Entries were judged on the use of the seven steps of good landscape design, originality, use of materials, use of water conservation methods, plant selection, and landscape notes.
Leila Bleecher, Channel 3 news correspondent, reads water conservation books at the Palmdale Water District’s 2005 Water Awareness Fair and Festival. The Water Fair & Festival offers water conservation tips to both young and old through fun, educational games and activities.
Palmdale Water District Vice President Nolan Negaard (1989 to 2005), President Leslie O.Carter (1971 to 2004), and former Director Lynn Coffey (1995 to 2003) ‘flip the switch’ in 2004 to begin the operation of the District’s wind turbine.
Palmdale Water District wind turbine located at the Leslie O. Carter Water Treatment Plant near Lake Palmdale.
City of Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford and District employee Raul Alcantar enjoy participating in the Backhoe Rodeo at the Palmdale Water District’s 2005 Water Fair & Festival. Water Fair & Festival participants are offered fun and exciting opportunities on how to use water wisely
Howard Green, from Southern California Edison Company, presents Palmdale Water District President Raul Figueroa (2003 to present) and Vice President Nolan Negaard (1989 to 2005) with a $1,000,000 rebate incentive check in 2005 for the District’s installation of the wind turbine at Lake Palmdale. This rebate paid for nearly half the cost of the wind turbine. Power produced by the wind turbine is transmitted to the local electric power grid and then used to provide electricity for the District’s water treatment plant and booster pump facilities.
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