June 18, 2011 3:00 PM
Brooke Edwards
Staff Writer
New MWA headquarters: By the numbers:

APPLE VALLEY • The Mojave Water Agency has moved into its new headquarters, consolidating from three buildings to one $6 million site a short distance away.

MWA’s facility on Conference Center Drive is powered largely by solar panels, features a larger board room, will allow for live-streamed meetings and should accommodate the agency for the next 50 years.

“We’ve known for quite a while that we’ve needed for a number of reasons to relocate,” said Art Bishop, who saw plans for the building when he joined MWA’s Board of Directors six years ago.

The agency had been based at 22450 Headquarters Drive since 1988. It’s since added a temporary portable and tilt-up concrete structure nearly a mile away to house its staff of 34, which oversees the High Desert’s water supply.

MWA has been setting aside money out of its operations fund to relocate for years, spokesman Mike Stevens said, able to pay cash without affecting water rates, stalling other capital projects or incurring debt.

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