Congratulations, Ranchos

Congratulations to Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company for superlative results on getting out the word about water conservation, and meeting state conservation goals.

What makes this achievement more amazing than just meeting a strict conservation goal, are the constant head-winds Ranchos must endure from the Town of Apple Valley, which as part of its hostile takeover efforts has demonized Ranchos and its employees, creating a toxic attitude toward Ranchos from the very people who are key to conserving water: Ranchos customers.

It is also worth noting that Ranchos, a private company, met its conservation goals while none of the local public water utilities — Adelanto, Hesperia, or Victorville — did.