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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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