Rate Changes

Domestic Water Rate Increase

The Board of Directors of Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) last voted to increase domestic water rates on June 11, 2019.  The rate increase, which went into effect on July 1, 2019, increased the average monthly bill for customers by $1.84 per month.

  • The staff presentation is available here.
  • A list of capital improvement projects is available here.
  • The new rates are available here.


Sewer Service Rate Information


On June 27, 2017,  CVWD's Board of Directors adopted a new sewer rate structure, which simplified how the rates are calculated and reflects current customer demand, their water use and the amount of water sent into the sewer system by individual customers. These rate changes became effective January 1, 2018.


Residential customers
Those who live in La Quinta, Thousand Palms and the Salton Sea saw a decrease on their sewer bills. While homeowners who live in Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage and Indian Wells saw a small increase of about $1.44 per year.

Businesses
Approximately, 40 percent of businesses and other non-residential customers saw a decrease, while 60 percent saw an increase ranging from minimal to significant. Customers who place the highest demand on the sewer system saw the most significant increases. This was the first increase since 2010.

CVWD staff members are available to answer questions about the new rate restructure and how it could affect your business. Please call the Engineering Department at (760) 398-2661 for more information or to schedule a meeting.

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Sewer Rate Information Documents:
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CVWD customers can submit their comments and questions about rate changes by using this online form

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Questions? Send us an email.
CVWD customers can submit their comments and questions about rate changes by using this online form

Domestic (Drinking Water) Rate Information

No rate increase for 2020-2021 fiscal year


The Board of Directors of Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) last voted to increase domestic water rates on June 11, 2019.  The rate increase, which went into effect on July 1, 2019, increased the average monthly bill for customers by $1.84 per month. Current Domestic Water Rates

Domestic Water Rates

Canal Water

 
On June 13, 2017, CVWD's Board of Directors approved an increase to Canal water rates, effective July 1, 2017. The water rate for class 1 and class 2 users was increased from $33.48 per acre-foot to $34.32; the water supply charge for class 2 users was increased from $32.51 to $67.80.

Canal Rate Report Legal notice regarding canal water rate increase Canal Water Rates

Replenishment Assessment Charges

 
On June 13, 2017, CVWD's Board of Directors approved an increase to the Replenishment Assessment Charge (RAC) for private groundwater pumpers in the West and Mission Creek subbassins, effective July 1, 2017. The RAC is used to fund the district’s groundwater replenishment program.

The West Whitewater River Subbasin RAC was increased from $128.80 per acre-foot to $143.80; the Mission Creek Subbasin RAC was increased from $123.20 per acre-foot to $135.52; the RAC for the East subbasin will remain at $66 per acre-foot.

RAC Rate Report RAC Rates Legal notices regarding RAC rate increases Area of Benefit Frequently Asked Questions