Beaumont Affirms Recycled Water Will Go to Water District, Not Tribe IF it is Ever Produced
If there are any Elected or Appointed Officials still lying to the Tribe about obtaining recycled water; the Tribe needs to speak up now.
Morongo Tribe of Mission Indians: Meet the State Water Quality Control Board.
Below is the Transcript from the April 4, 2017, Beaumont City Council Meeting in which Beaumont Public Works Director Amer Jakher affirms that IF a Facility is ever built; Beaumont’s Recycled Water will go to the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District, not the Morongo Tribe of Mission Indians.
At the November 2, 2016 Sewer Workshop Tribal Chairman Robert Martin made public the scam that the City of Beaumont claimed to have a recycled water facility and would/could give recycled water to the Tribe for their golf courses.
The City of Beaumont claims that there is not one Elected and/or Appointed Official in the City of Beaumont working on an Agreement with the Tribe regarding recycled water. Kurt Burchtold, the former Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board Manager, aided and abet this scam against the Tribe, but Burchtold is ‘retiring’.
I have no idea how the Tribe got scammed out of their Water Rights, but attached is a letter the Tribe wrote to Jeff Davis from the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency in 2012. It is my understanding that Jeff Davis is also now ‘retiring’.
If there is any Elected or Appointed Official in the City of Beaumont, the San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency, or the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board still lying to the Tribe about obtaining recycled water; the Tribe needs to speak up now.
The Tribe was informed a year ago that Beaumont had no recycled water, Utility Partners was a front, and that Covington was defrauding them. The Tribe purchased Golf Courses that had Water Rights. It is the Tribe that should have a place on Watermaster, not the City of Beaumont.
My Grandfather was born on a Reservation, not because outsiders ever outnumbered the Tribe, but because of traitors within the Tribe.
John Covington is a Board Member of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District AND the Manager of the Morongo Tribe of Mission Indians Water and Wastewater Departments, the only other Employee of Utility Partners, formerly known as Aquarion, formerly known as Urban Logic Services, formerly known as Urban Logic Consultants.
Covington has a Conflict of Interest and must resign from the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District as he is working against the best interests of the BCVWD Constituents. Covington has been an ‘on the clock’ Employee of the Tribe while conducting BCVWD business.
The State of California is in no way responsible for any Fraud or Deceit committed by John Covington. The Tribe has their own water rights, but they must come to the table with clean hands and stop making back room deals with crooks on the pretense that the ‘only’ ones being cheated are the Rate Payers of the Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District.
Beaumont City Council Meeting Transcript April 4, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yho5xHSwTdQ&feature=em-lss
White: When we were discussing this last time when we were starting the design approval phase; I believe Council gave you direction to make sure that you’re including the [BCV] Water District and the [SGP] Water Agency as we move along in our planning.
2:02:00 White: We are working with them because they are ultimately our partners in this whether or not they are financially our partner, they are as far as infrastructure wise. Is that taking place?
Jakher: That is taking place. We met with them. Mr. Nolan, myself have met with them. Me and the City Manager have met with them. Once the final design is done we’re going to be talking to them because at the end the recycled water we produce at the end of this project; they’ll be the one taking the recycled water and selling it. So we’re going to provide them with a final design, the equipment that we pick, how we’re going to operate it. They’ll be able to look at a preliminary design as well as be part of the ..
White: When you say ‘they’ you mean the [BCVW] District as well as the [SGPW] Agency, correct?