1. Drought & Conservation Programs

    Drought emergency and penalties lifted, water-use restrictions remain

    CVWD supports actions taken April 7, 2017 to lift the state’s drought emergency while shifting focus to long-term conservation efforts and improved planning for future droughts. During the drought emergency months, CVWD customers reduced their water use by an average of 23% compared to the state’s base year of 2013. 
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  1. Lush and Efficient Desert Gardening Book Cover

    New revised edition of Lush & Efficient now available

    Purchase the newly revised version of Lush & Efficient Desert-Friendly Landscaping in the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  1. CVWD_DWA_Logos.jpg

    Supreme Court denies petition to hear water rights case

    The United States Supreme Court announced today it will not review a court decision in a lawsuit that the Agua Caliente Tribe filed against Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) in 2013. Read on...
  2. CVWD_DWA_Logos.jpg

    Agencies replenish more water than ever before in 2017

    Together, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have replenished more than 330,000 acre-feet of imported water into the Coachella Valley groundwater basin so far this year. Read on...
  3. Whitewater recharge

    CVWD announces support for California WaterFix project

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today voted unanimously to support the California WaterFix. Read on...
  4. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD board to hold evening meeting in Palm Desert

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct is next regular public meeting in the evening instead of the morning. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Read on...
  5. Whitewater pond snow on mountains

    Agencies replenish 200,000 plus acre-feet of imported water

    Together, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have imported more than 200,000 acre-feet of water into the Coachella Valley so far this year. Read on...
  6. Twitter graphic

    CVWD joins Twitter and expands community outreach efforts

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is getting more social by adding Twitter to its many community education efforts. Read on...
  7. Couple using computer

    CVWD customers can now use new online bill pay system

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) new user-friendly online bill pay system is now active and will make paying water bills online easier for CVWD customers. Read on...
  8. Car crossing flooding

    CVWD urges caution during stormy weather

    With storms possible this week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding and stormwater flow in the Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and washes. Read on...
  9. Construction

    Work closes two lanes on Washington Street

    Two lanes of traffic will be closed on northbound Washington Street between Hidden River Road and Avenue 42 in Bermuda Dunes on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 3. Read on...
  10. Construction

    Work closes lanes at Bob Hope/Dinah Shore intersection

    Traffic will be limited at the intersection of Bob Hope and Dinah Shore drives Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21. Read on...
  11. Construction

    CVWD project continues closures on Bob Hope Drive, Ramon Road

    One left turn lane on westbound Ramon Road to Bob Hope Drive south is expected to be closed through July as Coachella Valley Water District contractors install new water pipe on Bob Hope Drive. Read on...
  12. ThinkstockPhotos-489522914_web

    CVWD changes sewer rate structure

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today adopted a new sewer rate structure, which simplifies how the rates are calculated and reflects the demand that individual customers place on the sewer system. Read on...
  13. Reduce_Water_Use_Collage.jpg

    CWVD increases incentives for outdoor conservation programs

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has doubled its incentive to convert turf areas to desert friendly landscaping in an attempt to grow the program, which has already resulted in more than 13 million square feet of grass removal. Read on...
  14. Ramon Road closure

    Work to continue at intersection of Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive

    A Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) project will continue to cause multiple lane closures in the intersection of Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive through Wednesday, June 21. Read on...
  15. Calculator and pen

    CVWD approves budget, keeps domestic water rates stable

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved a $369 million operating and capital improvement budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which keeps domestic water rates stable, Read on...
  16. Construction Aerial

    CVWD reopens traffic lanes closed for spill repair

    Traffic operations returned to normal Monday, June 12 at the intersection of Portola Avenue and Hovley Lane East in Palm Desert, where Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews completed repair work ahead of schedule. Read on...
  17. Whitewater channel repair

    CVWD sewer spill update

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews continue to repair two sewer pipes that broke Saturday night, releasing an estimated 2.4 million gallons of wastewater into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel near Cook Street in Palm Desert. Read on...
  18. Construction

    Traffic advisory on Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive

    A CVWD contractor will be working in the intersection of Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive starting at 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 in a project that is expected to close multiple lanes on both roads at the intersection through Friday, June 16. Read on...
  19. Sewer spill June 4, 2017

    Repairs continue on two sewer pipes, traffic advisory remains for Portola and Hovley Lane East

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews continue to repair two sewer pipes that broke Saturday night, releasing a significant amount of wastewater into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel near Cook Street in Palm Desert. Read on...
  20. Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web

    Two sewer lines break and spill into the stormwater channel, service unaffected

    Two sewer pipes broke late last night, releasing more than 100,000 gallons of wastewater into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel adjacent to Cook Street in Palm Desert. Read on...
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    Traffic advisory

    Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Ramon Road just west of Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage from Thursday, May 25 through Friday, June 9. Read on...
  22. Artesian Well

    CVWD offers rebates for septic system, well improvements

    Coachella Valley property owners can apply for rebates to seal or eliminate leaky wells or to improve failing septic systems in two programs sponsored by the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD). Read on...
  23. Desert_Landscape photo

    CVWD recognizes community water savers

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored a Cathedral City couple and a Palm Desert HOA with conservation awards. Read on...
  24. Whitewater turn out

    Local agencies warn community about dangers of rapid flows at Whitewater River

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) are reminding residents and visitors to avoid the Whitewater River channel near Windy Point on either side of Interstate 10. Read on...
  25. Lake Oroville

    CVWD supports governor’s lifting of drought emergency

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) supports actions taken Friday to lift the state’s drought emergency while shifting focus to long-term conservation efforts and improved planning for future droughts. Read on...
  26. Golfers

    CVWD awards third round of golf course rebates

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has approved $420,000 in rebates to golf courses to replace turf with desert-friendly, drought-tolerant landscaping.   Through the program, six courses will remove more than 33 acres of turf. Read on...
  27. CVWD & DWA Logos

    Agencies request Supreme Court intervention to protect public water rights

    Ruling from U.S. Supreme Court could decide control over local groundwater Read on...
  28. Thomas E. Levy Groundwater Replenishment Facility

    CVWD moves forward with plans for new groundwater replenishment facility

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved hiring a consultant to design a new groundwater replenishment facility in Palm Desert to help improve groundwater levels in the mid-valley. Read on...
  29. 2016-17 Budget Book Cover

    Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award five times in a row

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) annual budget document for the 2016-17 fiscal year has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Read on...
  30. CVWD Board Room

    Statement from CVWD about Federal Appeals Court Ruling in groundwater case

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reviewing today’s federal appeals court ruling that found the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has impliedly reserved federal rights to groundwater in the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  31. CVWD Board room

    CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

    The Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in CVWD’s Forbes auditorium in Coachella. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m. and open session will begin at 6 p.m. Read on...
  32. Rainy day, wet sidewalk

    CVWD issues reminder to use caution during storms

    With a strong storm predicted for this weekend, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding in the channel and washes. Read on...
  33. Water glass in the sink

    New Task Force seeks safe, affordable water and sewer service for disadvantaged communities

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has collaborated with local stakeholders to form the new Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force. Read on...
  34. American Heart Association recognizes CVWD

    American Heart Association recognizes CVWD for its dedication to workplace health

    The American Heart Association has designated the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) as a “Fit-Friendly Worksite,” recognizing the district’s commitment to employee wellness. Read on...
  35. Rainy day, wet sidewalk

    CVWD urges caution during expected storms

    With several strong storms expected into early next week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding in the channel and washes. Read on...
  36. Whitewater River

    Northern California storms mean more water for Coachella Valley

    Significant rainfall and snow in Central and Northern California since December bodes well for the Coachella Valley’s water supply. Read on...
  37. FLoodin water in storm channel

    Flood Advisory

    With water currently flowing in the Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and more rain expected this weekend, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger. Read on...
  38. CVWD mobile app screens

    CVWD launches new user-friendly mobile app for its customers

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers can now get quick and convenient access to the latest information and more with the launch of the new, user-friendly CVWD mobile app. The free app is available for iPhone and Android devices. Read on...
  39. Water flowing in the Storm Channel

    Flood Advisory

    With the majority of rain expected in the San Bernardino and Santa Rosa Mountains this weekend, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding and stormwater flow in the Whitewater Read on...
  40. Director Anthony Bianco is sworn in

    CVWD Board welcomes new director, honors outgoing member

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today welcomed new Director Anthony Bianco, who was elected last month to represent Division 2. Read on...
  41. SCE upgrade check presentation

    Edison presents CVWD with rebate check for impressive energy savings

    Southern California Edison (SCE) today presented Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) with an incentive check representing a rebate of more than $227,000, thanks to significant upgrades at the district’s largest wastewater reclamation plant. Read on...
  42. H2O Help logo

    CVWD and United Way team up to help limited-income customers pay their water bills

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is pleased to announce it is partnering with United Way of the Desert to launch the new Help2Others Customer Assistance Program to provide a financial assistance to low-income water customers. Read on...
  43. Adjusting irrigation clock

    CVWD adopts day-of-use irrigation restrictions

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will again institute day-of-use restrictions for irrigation. Read on...
  44. Landscape_Cert_Class_Web.jpg

    CVWD launches online Landscaper Certification Class

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is now offering an online Landscaper Certification Class through College of the Desert aimed at helping professional landscapers in the Coachella Valley be more efficient water users. Read on...
  45. Outstanding Commercial Water Saver

    CVWD recognizes community water savers

    Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored a local resident and business with conservation awards. Read on...
  46. Outdoor conservation collage

    CVWD customers continue to move toward permanent changes in water use

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers continue to use less water despite the elimination of mandatory conservation, showing their commitment to permanent changes in water use. Read on...
  47. Mid Valley Pipeline customer Toscana_01.jpg

    CVWD to provide another round of golf course turf replacement rebates

    In a program that teed off today, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) again is offering conservation rebates to golf courses that remove turf and replace it with desert-friendly, drought-tolerant landscaping. Read on...
  48. AMWA Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance

    CVWD receives national Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance

    The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) today awarded Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) with its prestigious Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance. Read on...
  49. Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web

    CVWD warns customers of possible scam

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding customers to be wary of possible scams involving people misrepresenting themselves as district personnel. Read on...
  50. LE_Cover_2016_web.jpg

    New version of popular gardening book now available

    The highly popular desert-gardening book, Lush & Efficient, has been revised to include even more information and tips for creating a beautiful desert landscape that preserves and protects our most precious resource: water. Read on...
  51. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD approves new fixed rates

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved new domestic fixed rates that will go into effect Nov. 1. Read on...
  52. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD further postpones increases in domestic water fixed rates

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today delayed the start date for increases to domestic water’s fixed rates and directed staff to develop a proposal with lower rates. Read on...
  53. House with desert landscaping on rainy day

    CVWD reminds customers to use caution during rain

    With rain likely this week in the Coachella Valley, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) reminds residents to be aware of the potential danger related to stormwater flow in the Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel Read on...
  54. Transparency Certificate of Excellence

    CVWD awarded transparency certificate

    The Special District Leadership Foundation’s (SDLF) today awarded its Transparency Certificate of Excellence to Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) for its commitment to transparency and good governance. Read on...
  55. Board meeting room

    CVWD board opposes Proposition 53

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors recently adopted a resolution opposing Proposition 53, an initiative that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read on...
  56. Board room

    CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Palm Desert

    To continue on-going efforts to increase its transparency and accessibility to the general public, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting in the evening instead of in the morning. Read on...
  57. Toscana golf course desert landscape

    CVWD receives federal grants for conservation programs

    CVWD is utilizing two federal grants to expand one of its most effective water conservation programs and also enlarge its nonpotable water delivery infrastructure, preserving precious groundwater and alleviating aquifer overdraft. Read on...
  58. CAFR Cover Photo

    CVWD honored for award-winning financial report

    Coachella Valley Water District’s Finance Department has been singled out for recognition by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, which has awarded a Certificate of Read on...
  59. 2015-16 Annual Review Cover

    CVWD issues Annual Review and Water Quality Report

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has released its Annual Review and Water Quality Report, highlighting water-related issues from the past fiscal year. Read on...
  60. Desert Landscape

    CVWD encourages ongoing conservation

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers have saved more than 9.5 billion gallons of water in the past year and CVWD is encouraging everyone to continue their commitment to conservation during the drought. Read on...
  61. Salton Sea

    CVWD hosts Salton Sea management workshop in Palm Desert

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is hosting a community workshop during which the most up-to-date information about ongoing Salton Sea management efforts will be presented. Read on...
  62. Reclamation Plant

    CVWD joins innovative, new partnership for clean water

    CVWD today announced its participation as a Charter Subscriber of the Partnership for Clean Water, a new voluntary initiative that seeks to help wastewater utilities optimize the operations, performance, and efficiency of their treatment facilities. Read on...
  63. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD board approves new domestic water rates

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) board of directors today approved domestic water rate increases and rate structure changes, the first rate increases for domestic water since 2010. Read on...
  64. Conservation actions collage

    CVWD and State Water Board announce new conservation program

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have announced collaboration of a new conservation program aimed at helping professional landscapers in the Coachella Valley be more efficient water Read on...
  65. Board of Directors

    CVWD lifts drought penalties and extends water-use restrictions

    Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) Board of Directors today lifted drought penalties, effective June 1, in response to the State's transition to water supply-based conservation targets. Read on...
  66. Outdoor conservation collage

    CVWD statement on Gov. Brown’s order establishing long-term water conservation measures

    ov. Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order today that establishes long-term water conservation measures, including permanent water use restrictions and monthly reporting requirements. Read on...
  67. 2015-2016 Coachella Valley Water District Operating Budget

    Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award, again

    Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) annual budget document for the 2015-16 fiscal year has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Read on...
  68. Contest Winners

    CVWD recognizes outstanding water savers

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored a local resident and business with conservation awards. Read on...
  69. CVWD and DWA logos

    Water districts urge community, visitors to avoid fast-flowing Whitewater River

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) are advising everyone to avoid the Whitewater River channel near Windy Point on either side of Interstate 10 (I-10). There is an extreme danger in entering the water. Read on...
  70. Pie graph

    CVWD workshops will provide information about proposed rate changes

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will hold a series of public workshops to present proposed domestic water rate structure changes and rate increases. Read on...
  71. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

    The Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting on Tuesday, March 22, in CVWD's Forbes auditorium in Coachella. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m. and open session will begin at 6 p.m. Read on...
  72. Conservation workshop

    CVWD to host water conservation workshop

    In honor of national Fix a Leak Week, Coachella Valley Water District is hosting a Water Wise Leak Workshop to help people reduce water use. Read on...
  73. Water Quality Lab

    Coachella Valley Water District addresses questions about lead in drinking water

    The news out of Flint, Michigan, about extremely high levels of lead in the drinking water may raise concerns about whether a similar problem could occur here. Coachella Valley Water District customers can be confident that such a scenario is unlikely. Read on...
  74. Board Room

    CVWD Board adjusts drought budgets

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved a change in drought budgets for domestic water customers in response to a state adjustment to the CVWD water conservation target. Read on...
  75. Golden grass yard sign

    CVWD customers reduce water use 35% in January

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers used an impressive 35% less water in January 2016 when compared to the same month in 2013. Read on...
  76. Gold grass yard sign

    CVWD statement on state’s changes to emergency water conservation regulations

    The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) yesterday approved an extension of revised emergency regulations for urban water conservation. Read on...
  77. CV Saving 36 percent logo

    CVWD customers reduce water use disappointing 3.6% in December

    CVWD customers reduced water use by a disappointing 3.6% in December 2015 when compared to the same month in 2013, marking the lowest monthly amount of conservation since Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating statewide water conservation. Read on...
  78. Date trees in a field

    CVWD accepting applications for new agriculture conservation program

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is now accepting applications from local growers interested in receiving rebates for changing the way they irrigate their permanent crops. Read on...
  79. Flood Advisory

    Flood Advisory

    With rain expected this week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to stormwater flow in the Whitewater River/CV Stormwater Channel and other regional stormwater channels and washes. Read on...
  80. Conservation photo collage

    CVWD statement on proposed changes to emergency regulations

    The State Water Resources Control Board today released proposed staff recommendations for potential extension of the emergency regulations for urban water conservation. Read on...

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