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2014-05-22 00:20:23

APPLE VALLEY, Calif., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company is pleased to announce several organizational changes including the appointment of Tony Penna as General Manager, said Christopher Schilling, CEO of Park Water Co., the parent company of Ranchos Water. "I am pleased to report Tony Penna is being promoted to General Manager of Ranchos Water. We are fortunate to have him as he brings an acute understanding of utility operations and project...

2014-01-07 12:22:20

Acquiring water reduces reliance on leased water market APPLE VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. announced today it is taking steps to increase the reliability of future water supply for its customers by acquiring 280 acre-feet of water rights for approximately $1.3 million. One acre-foot of water is about 326,000 gallons. On average, one acre-foot of water can supply two households, with about three to four people in each residence, for an...

Word of the Day
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'