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. lettuce garden

    Holiday Harvest Vegetable Gardening

    Learn how to plant a water-efficient vegetable garden in time for the holidays. This workshop will cover how to harvest warm-season holiday favorites such as sweet corn, acorn squash and green beans before any winter frost hits the desert. Read on...
  2. Engineering

    YourWater is our promise

    Coachella Valley Water District is committed to serving our community. We provide many services. These efforts are accomplished by highly-trained staff members, who live and work in the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  1. CVWD & DWA Logos

    Local Agencies Warn Residents and Visitors to Avoid Off-limits Areas of Water

    (Coachella Valley, CA) Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) remind residents and visitors it is unlawful to enter the Whitewater River channel and area canals. Read on...
  2. Steve Bigley

    Steve Bigley to serve second term as president of WESTCAS

    Steve Bigley, director of environmental services for Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD), has been named to a second term as president of the Western Coalition of Arid States (WESTCAS). Read on...
  3. Water Treatment Facility

    CVWD receives Directors Award from the Partnership for Clean Water

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has received a Directors Award from the Partnership for Clean Water for its report on the district’s largest wastewater treatment plant, the first plant in California to achieve this status. Read on...
  4. Thomas E. Levy Groundwater Replenishment Facility

    CVWD groundwater management plans receive state approval

    Coachella Valley’s groundwater management plans meet the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) for the Indio and Mission Creek subbasins. Read on...
  5. Conservation Programs Collage of Photos

    CVWD increases rebates for two landscape programs

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is offering increased rebate incentives for two landscape programs benefitting homeowner associations and commercial customers. Read on...
  6. CVWD Annual Review 2018-2019

    CVWD’s Annual Review now available

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has released its Annual Review and Water Quality Report that shows that the drinking water provided to customers meets all current state and federal standards. Read on...
  7. Construction

    Traffic advisory: Portion of Warner Trail to be closed Thursday night

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will close a portion of Warner Trail in Palm Desert on Thursday night to repair a reclaimed water line. Read on...
  8. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD approves domestic rate increase

    The Board of Directors of Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) voted Tuesday to increase domestic water rates. Read on...
  9. Meter Reader

    CVWD warns residents of district impersonators

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is warning residents about a company impersonating water district personnel as a means to enter their homes. Read on...
  10. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD announces new time for board meeting

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has rescheduled its next board meeting for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. Read on...
  11. Whitewater turn out

    CVWD hires security firm to patrol Whitewater River near I-10

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has hired a security firm to patrol the Whitewater River area near Interstate 10 to prevent people from trespassing in and near the water. Read on...
  12. Thomas E. Levy Groundwater Replenishment Facility

    CVWD: Analysis shows increasing groundwater levels in the Coachella Valley

    An annual analysis of groundwater levels shows significant increases over the past 10 years throughout most of the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  13. CVWD & DWA Logos

    Key Claims Dismissed in Agua Caliente’s Case Against Water Agencies

    Coachella Valley – A federal court announced on Friday, April 19, 2019 that the Agua Caliente Tribe was not harmed because it has always had access to as much high-quality water as it needs. Read on...
  14. CVWD & DWA Logos

    As Temperatures Climb, Local Agencies Warn Community to Avoid Off-limits Areas of Water

    (Coachella Valley, CA) Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) remind residents and visitors it is unlawful to enter the Whitewater River channel and area canals. Read on...
  15. 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 during the evening of Tuesday, March 26, part of on-going efforts to increase CVWD’s transparency and accessibility to the general public. Read on...
  16. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD completes Drought Contingency Plan approvals, supports federal action to enact Plan

    By a unanimous vote today (4-0), the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board approved the remaining agreements for the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), thereby having the ability to participate when the legislation is completed. Read on...
  17. Palm Desert Replenishment Facility Milestone Celebration

    CVWD celebrates replenishment milestone

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the Palm Desert Replenishment Facility. Read on...
  18. Palm Desert Replenishment Project

    Media advisory for Feb. 20, 2019

    The media is invited to cover a milestone celebration highlighting the completion of Phase 1 of the Palm Desert Replenishment Facility. Read on...
  19. CWEA CORBS Awards

    Coachella Valley Water District receives multiple awards from professional association

    Coachella Valley Water District has been recognized with numerous awards this year from the Colorado River Basin Section (CORBS) of the California Water Environment Association, including a Collections System of the Year Award. Read on...
  20. Blurry windshield due to rain

    CVWD urges caution during expected storm

    With a strong storm expected to impact the area for the next several days, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding in the channel and washes. Read on...
  21. Traffic Alert Sign

    IMPORTANT SAFETY ADVISORY

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is advising residents to avoid the Desert X exhibit located on North Indian Canyon Road as a safety precaution. Read on...
  22. Couple Paying Their Water Bill Online

    CVWD expands assistance to customers

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has expanded a customer assistance program to help during times of natural disasters, government shutdowns and other periods of financial hardship. Read on...
  23. Traffic Alert Sign

    Traffic advisory for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

    Motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection of Washington Street and Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert and Indian Wells as a sewer line break has closed the southbound lane of Washington at that intersection. Read on...
  24. Construction

    Traffic advisory: Work in Rancho Mirage on Jan. 23 will impact travel

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will conduct work on Wednesday Jan. 23 that will impact traffic in Rancho Mirage from about 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Read on...
  25. Steel tank of the year

    CVWD recognized for work on welded steel reservoir

    The Coachella Valley Water District was recently awarded a 2017 Steel Tank of the Year award for a 6.5 million gallon steel reservoir in Thousand Palms. Read on...
  26. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD approves a component of the Drought Contingency Plan

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) today approved one component of a plan among the seven Colorado River Basin States to ensure that the Colorado River will remain a reliable source of water for Southern California and the Southwest region. Read on...
  27. Construction

    Traffic Advisory: Work to close intersection and one lane at Washington Street and Calle Tampico

    A Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) construction project in La Quinta will close the intersection at Washington Street and Calle Tampico from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13. Read on...
  28. Construction Plans

    Two CVWD projects selected to receive EPA federal loans

    Two Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) stormwater projects have been selected to receive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal loans through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). Read on...
  29. Customer Paying Bill at the Customer Service Desk

    CVWD reminds customers to be wary of possible scams

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding customers to be wary of possible scams involving people misrepresenting themselves as district personnel. Read on...
  30. CVWD 100 Year logo

    CVWD to mark 100th anniversary with public celebration

    A public celebration will mark the 100th anniversary of the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD), which was established in 1918. Read on...
  31. CVWD 100 Year logo

    CVWD invites public to its 100th anniversary party

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) invites the public to celebrate its 100th anniversary at a party from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday Nov. 4 at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. Read on...
  32. Construction

    REVISED - Work to close one lane and bike path on Avenue 52 and Washington Street in La Quinta

    A Coachella Valley Water District construction project in La Quinta will be closing one lane of traffic and the bike path on northbound Washington Street between Avenue 52 and Avenue 50 beginning October 25 and continuing through the end of November. Read on...
  33. Logos_image_02

    Wastewater treatment project in Mecca highlights coordination between multiple agencies

    Elected officials and area residents gathered today (Wednesday, Oct. 17) for a project spotlight on the St. Anthony’s Sewer Pipeline and Lift Station in Mecca, which will connect St. Anthony’s Trailer Park and Read on...
  34. Logos_image_02

    Media Advisory Oct. 17, 2018

    The media is invited to cover a project spotlight highlighting the St. Anthony’s Sewer Pipeline and Lift Station. Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is leading construction of the pipeline and lift station with grant funding from the Read on...
  35. Service01.jpg

    CVWD offers new educational tours

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has launched a new line of tours to provide an in-depth look at water issues in the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  36. American Heart Association Award

    American Heart Association recognizes CVWD for its commitment to employee wellness

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has received a silver level award from the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement program, recognizing the district’s commitment to employee wellness. Read on...
  37. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD board to hold evening meeting in Palm Desert

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting in the evening instead of the morning to allow for greater accessibility. Read on...
  38. Annual Review 2017-18

    CVWD’s Annual Review available for customers

    Coachella Valley Water District’s newly released Annual Review and Water Quality Report shows that the drinking water provided to customers meets all current state and federal standards. Read on...
  39. Whitewater turn out

    As Temperatures Climb, Local Agencies Warn Community to Avoid Off-limits Areas of Water

    (Coachella Valley, CA) Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) are reminding residents and visitors to avoid entering the Whitewater River channel and area canals. Read on...
  40. Construction

    REVISED - Work to close one lane and bike path on Avenue 52 in La Quinta

    Due to a change in scheduling, a Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) construction project on Avenue 52 in La Quinta will begin in mid-August rather than the week of July 23. Read on...
  41. Construction

    Work closes one lane and bike path on Avenue 52 in La Quinta

    One lane of traffic and the bike path will be closed on westbound Avenue 52 between the Silver Rock Resort and Washington Street in La Quinta July 23 and continuing to August 6. Read on...
  42. Construction

    CVWD begins work on an Irrigation Distribution Improvement project

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will start construction in mid-July on a project in La Quinta to replace aging irrigation infrastructure and continue the District’s effort to ensure a sustainable groundwater supply. Read on...
  43. 2017 CAFR

    CVWD honored for award-winning financial report

    Coachella Valley Water District’s Finance Department has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, which has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Read on...
  44. CVWD-Board-Room_PD.jpg

    CVWD approves budget, does not raise water rates

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved a $409.9 million operating and capital improvement budget for fiscal year 2018-19, which keeps domestic water rates stable. Read on...
  45. Palm Desert Groundwater Recharge Facility

    Construction underway on CVWD’s Palm Desert Groundwater Replenishment Facility

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has begun construction on a new groundwater replenishment facility in the City of Palm Desert that continues the district’s commitment to groundwater sustainability. Read on...
  46. Whitewater turn out

    Local Agencies Warn Community About Dangers of Rapid Flows at Whitewater River

    (Coachella Valley, CA) 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...
  47. Water Bond Collage

    CVWD supports Proposition 68 and November Water Bond

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today adopted a resolution supporting two water-related measures, Proposition 68, an initiative that will appear on the June 5 ballot and a water bond slated to appear on the November ballot. Read on...
  48. CVWD, The Living Desert and Burrtec logos

    Take Care of your Trash!

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Burrtec and the Coachella Valley Water District have come together with one big request: take care of your trash! Read on...
  49. San Antonio Del Desierto map

    Dr. Ruiz, CVWD Announce $610,000 USDA Grant to Improve Sanitary Conditions to Mobile Home Park

    Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the CVWD announced a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant for $610,000 to complete a project to provide sewer service to a mobile home park in Mecca, CA. Read on...
  50. 2017-18 Operating & Capital Improvement Budget

    Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award

    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...
  51. 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. 27, 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...
  52. 100th Anniversary board meeting logo reveal

    CVWD celebrates 100th anniversary

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) today celebrated the 100th anniversary of the date the district was established in 1918. Read on...
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. 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...

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