Application of Interested Contractor for Private Sewer Lateral Connection Installation

Hi-Desert Water District is now accepting applications from contractors interested in completing septic-to-sewer conversions for private properties in Yucca Valley. The District is compiling a list of “interested contractors” to be distributed to approximately 5,000 properties that are required to convert from septic to sewer. Connections are expected to range from $2,000 to $50,000 each, depending on complexity.

In January 2019, the Interested Contractors List will be released to the public. Property owners that request a loan for their private property connection must use a contractor listed on the Interested Contractors list. The Interested Contractors List is not intended to guarantee the work of the contractor.  All guarantees are directly between the property owner and the contractor.

The work is tentatively scheduled to begin summer of 2019. The work includes:

  • Abandonment or removal of septic tank(s), seepage pit(s), and/or package treatment plants.
  • Installation of private connection lines and backflow devices.
  • Landscape and hardscape replacement.
  • Permitting through the Town of Yucca Valley.


For contractors interested in pursuing a position on the Interested Contractors List for the installation of private property sewer lateral connections and abandonment of septic tanks, please follow the guidelines and submit an application following the process below. 

Application Guidelines: click here

Application: click here

Town of Yucca Valley Septic Tank Abandonment Procedures: click here


To be considered for the Interested Contractors List being released to the public in January 2019, please submit a completed application on or before Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.


The application may be submitted electronically by email to

The application may also be submitted by mail to:

Hi-Desert Water District

Attn: Zac Frater

55439 Twentynine Palms Highway

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

HDWD will review submitted applications within ten (10) working days.


If you have questions or require additional information, please email your requests to Zac Frater ( or call (760) 228-6287.