Operation and Board of Directors

The Kern Water Bank Authority is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA or KWBA) formed in October 1995 pursuant to California Government Code 6500 et seq. The JPA is a public agency that includes as its members several water districts, a water agency, and a mutual water company. The JPA is governed by a board of directors which meets regularly in compliance with the Brown Act.  Regular board meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 3:00 pm at the Kern Water Bank Authority office (1620 Mill Rock Way, Suite 500).  The JPA constructed and operates a project known as the Kern Water Bank on approximately 20,000 acres in Kern County, for the benefit of its members and their constituents including more than 400 farmers and tens of thousands of residents in the City of Bakersfield and the County of Kern.

In proportion to their level of participation in the Kern Water Bank project, the JPA’s members have access to recharge, storage, and recovery capacity. Recharge, storage and recovery records are maintained by the JPA and by the Kern County Water Agency.        

JPA Members

Dudley Ridge Water District
Kern County Water Agency on behalf of its Improvement District 4
Semitropic Water Storage District
Tejon-Castac Water District
Westside Mutual Water Company
Wheeler Ridge-Maricopa Water Storage District
 
 
 

Kern Water Bank Authority - Board of Directors

William Phillimore
Chairman of the Board
Westside Mutual Water Company
William Taube
Vice Chairman
Wheeler Ridge - Maricopa WSD
Steve Jackson
Treasurer
Dudley Ridge Water District
 Dennis Atkinson
Director
Tejon - Castac Water District
 David Beard
Director
KCWA - Improvement District 4
 Wilmar Boschman
Director
Semitropic Water Storage District
   Scott Hamilton
Director
Westside Mutual Water Company