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Posted on: October 10, 2017

CVWD announces support for California WaterFix project

Whitewater recharge

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today voted unanimously to support the California WaterFix, a project that will modernize and upgrade a vital section of the state’s aging water infrastructure and delivery system and increase ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

CVWD board to hold evening meeting in Palm Desert

CVWD Board Room

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 in the auditorium at CVWD’s Steven Robbins Administration Buildi...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

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

Whitewater pond snow on mountains

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 and expect to put more water into the aquifer this calendar year than will be used...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

CVWD joins Twitter and expands community outreach efforts

Twitter graphic

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is getting more social by adding Twitter to its many community education efforts.

“Twitter will provide us with an additional tool to share important water-related information with CVWD customers and other stakeholder...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

CVWD customers can now use new online bill pay system

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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.

This upgrade is being implemented as part of an effort to provide better customer service whi...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

CVWD urges caution during stormy weather

Car crossing flooding

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.

Even when it is n...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Work closes two lanes on Washington Street

Construction

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.

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews will be replacing manhole frames ...

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CVWD News
Posted on: July 17, 2017

Work closes lanes at Bob Hope/Dinah Shore intersection

Construction

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

One lane will be closed on southbound Bob Hope Drive to
Dinah Shore Drive.  At that intersection,one lane will be closed ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

CVWD project continues closures on Bob Hope Drive, Ramon Road

Construction

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. 

Sections of northbound and southbound  traf...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

CVWD changes sewer rate structure

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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.

The new structure, effective Ja...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

CWVD increases incentives for outdoor conservation programs

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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.

The rebate for rep...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

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

Ramon Road closure

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.

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies will provide traffic control at th...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

CVWD approves budget, keeps domestic water rates stable

Calculator and pen

Rates increased for canal water and groundwater pumpers

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, tha...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

CVWD reopens traffic lanes closed for spill repair

Construction Aerial

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.

Lane closures went into effect on S...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

CVWD sewer spill update

Whitewater channel repair

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.

The final, upd...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Traffic advisory on Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive

Construction

A Coachella Valley Water District (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 ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

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

Sewer spill June 4, 2017

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.

Wastewater flows are curre...

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Posted on: June 4, 2017

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

Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web

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.

The leaks are expected to be successfully plugged by about 3 p.m. with the sewer f...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Traffic advisory

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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. A Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) contractor will be installing 36-inch pipe to better serve exis...

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

CVWD offers rebates for septic system, well improvements

Artesian Well

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).

Rebates of up to $35,000 are available for either sealing ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

CVWD recognizes community water savers

Desert_Landscape photo

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

CVWD’s conservation contests are aimed at recognizing and celebrating extraordinary water savers in th...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

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

Whitewater turn out

Avoid tragedy by finding safe alternatives and avoiding ‘No Trespassing’ areas along 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 e...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

CVWD supports governor’s lifting of drought emergency

Lake Oroville

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.

“CVWD has been among several water agencies lobbyin...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

CVWD awards third round of golf course rebates

Golfers

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.

The rebate is made possible...

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CVWD News
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Agencies request Supreme Court intervention to protect public water rights

CVWD & DWA Logos

Ruling from U.S. Supreme Court could decide control over local groundwater

Coachella Valley – The publicly elected Board of Directors of Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have decided to ask the Supreme Court to...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

CVWD moves forward with plans for new groundwater replenishment facility

Thomas E. Levy 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.

To date, more than 3.3 million acre-feet ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

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

2016-17 Budget Book Cover

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).

This is the fifth ...

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Statement from CVWD about Federal Appeals Court Ruling in groundwater case

CVWD Board Room

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.

“The CVWD board will discuss next s...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

CVWD Board room

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.

The evening meeting...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

CVWD issues reminder to use caution during storms

Rainy day, wet sidewalk

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.

Even when it is not raining on the valley floor, rain in nearby mo...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

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

Water glass in the sink

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has collaborated with local stakeholders to form the new Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force to secure access to safe, affordable drinking water, wastewater and flood control services in historically ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

American Heart Association recognizes CVWD for its dedication to workplace health

American Heart Association recognizes CVWD

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.

CVWD has increased its wellness offerings over the past three years with a va...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

CVWD urges caution during expected storms

Rainy day, wet sidewalk

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.

Even when it is not raining on the valley floor, rain in...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Northern California storms mean more water for Coachella Valley

Whitewater River

Significant rainfall and snow in Central and Northern California since December bodes well for the Coachella Valley’s water supply.

Intense, water-rich storms have resulted in high levels of runoff that now has most major reservoirs in Northern and Central...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Flood Advisory

FLoodin water in storm channel

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 related to flash flooding in the channel...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

CVWD launches new user-friendly mobile app for its customers

CVWD mobile app screens

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.

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Flood Advisory

Water flowing in the Storm Channel

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 River/...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

CVWD Board welcomes new director, honors outgoing member

Director Anthony Bianco is sworn in

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

Bianco, who was born and raised in the Coachella Valley, is farm manager for Anthony Vineyards in Co...

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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Edison presents CVWD with rebate check for impressive energy savings

SCE upgrade check presentation

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.

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

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

H2O Help logo

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.

Starting Jan. 1, CVWD wa...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

CVWD adopts day-of-use irrigation restrictions

Adjusting irrigation clock

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will again institute day-of-use restrictions for irrigation.

Starting Dec. 1 and through March 31, outdoor irrigation by CVWD domestic customers will be prohibited on Mondays and Thursdays.

This temporary restriction f...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

CVWD launches online Landscaper Certification Class

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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.

The new online program will...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

CVWD recognizes community water savers

Outstanding Commercial Water Saver

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

CVWD's conservation contests are aimed at recognizing and celebrating extraordinary water savers in the community. The con...

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

CVWD customers continue to move toward permanent changes in water use

Outdoor conservation collage

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.

CVWD customers used 7.3% less water in October 2016 compared to 20...

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

CVWD to provide another round of golf course turf replacement rebates

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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. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has award...

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

CVWD receives national Gold Award for Exceptional Utility Performance

AMWA 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.

CVWD is one of only five agencies nationwide that met the stringent requirem...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

CVWD warns customers of possible scam

Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web

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

In the past week, CVWD has received several reports of customers being approached by a com...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

New version of popular gardening book now available

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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.

The 160-page book, now...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

CVWD approves new fixed rates

CVWD Board Room

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

The new fixed rates, also known as service charges, are lower than originally proposed and will result in lower rates t...

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

CVWD further postpones increases in domestic water fixed rates

CVWD Board Room

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.

Following a public meeting on June 14, the board increased...Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

CVWD reminds customers to use caution during rain

House with desert landscaping on rainy day

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 and other regional ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

CVWD awarded transparency certificate

Transparency Certificate of Excellence

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.

“It’s worthwhile that the public understand ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

CVWD board opposes Proposition 53

Board meeting room

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. If approved by a majority of voters, the proposition would amend the California Consti...Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Palm Desert

Board room

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.

The m...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

CVWD receives federal grants for conservation programs

Toscana golf course desert landscape

Coachella Valley Water District (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 aquife...

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

CVWD honored for award-winning financial report

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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 Achievement for Excellence in Financial...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

CVWD issues Annual Review and Water Quality Report

2015-16 Annual Review Cover

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

Included in the report is the Consumer Confidence Report for 2016, an annual summary of drinking...

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

CVWD encourages ongoing conservation

Desert Landscape

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.

"Our customers have made permanent...

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CVWD News
Posted on: June 21, 2016

CVWD hosts Salton Sea management workshop in Palm Desert

Salton Sea

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. The workshop is on Thursday, June 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at CVWD's Steve...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

CVWD joins innovative, new partnership for clean water

Reclamation Plant

Coachella Valley Water District (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...Read on...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

CVWD board approves new domestic water rates

CVWD Board Room

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.

The board approved the new rates after listening to more than t...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

CVWD and State Water Board announce new conservation program

Conservation actions collage

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 ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

CVWD lifts drought penalties and extends water-use restrictions

Board of Directors

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.

The Board also updated its water use-restrictions to coincide...

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

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

Outdoor conservation collage

Gov. Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order today that establishes long-term water conservation measures, including permanent water use restrictions and monthly reporting requirements.  Additionally, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) staff rel...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award, again

2015-2016 Coachella Valley Water District Operating Budget

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).

This is the fourth...

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CVWD News
Posted on: April 12, 2016

CVWD recognizes outstanding water savers

Contest Winners

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

CVWD's conservation contests are aimed at recognizing and celebrating extraordinary water savers in the community. The con...

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CVWD News
Posted on: March 22, 2016

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

CVWD and DWA logos

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.

As temperatures b...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

CVWD workshops will provide information about proposed rate changes

Pie graph

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

Based on a comprehensive Cost of Service Study and national industry standards, staff is proposing a...

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Posted on: March 16, 2016

CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

CVWD Board Room

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.

The evening mee...

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

CVWD to host water conservation workshop

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.

The free event is being held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 16 at the district’s Steve Robbins Administratio...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

Coachella Valley Water District addresses questions about lead in drinking water

Water Quality Lab

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 (CVWD) customers can be confident that such a scenario is un...

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Posted on: February 23, 2016

CVWD Board adjusts drought budgets

Board Room

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.

CVWD customers now will need to limit their ou...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

CVWD customers reduce water use 35% in January

Golden grass yard sign

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers used an impressive 35% less water in January 2016 when compared to the same month in 2013.

"This number represents a strong commitment to conservation by our customers," said Jim Barrett, CVWD g...

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

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

Gold grass yard sign

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) yesterday approved an extension of revised emergency regulations for urban water conservation. Based on the new regulations that take climate into account, Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) mandato...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

CVWD customers reduce water use disappointing 3.6% in December

CV Saving 36 percent logo

Coachella Valley Water District (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 mand...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

CVWD accepting applications for new agriculture conservation program

Date trees in a field

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. Rebates will go to growers who convert their irrigation with Colorado River w...Read on...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

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/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and other regional stormwater channels and washes...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

CVWD statement on proposed changes to emergency regulations

Conservation photo collage

The State Water Resources Control Board today released proposed staff recommendations for potential extension of the emergency regulations for urban water conservation. The following is a statement from Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) General Ma...

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

New irrigation restriction, increased drought penalties go into effect Dec. 1

Adjusting irrigation clock

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) wants to remind domestic water customers that starting tomorrow, Dec. 1, and through March 31, 2016, outdoor irrigation is prohibited on Mondays and Thursdays.

CVWD adopted the new irrigation restriction after t...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Traffic Advisory

Construction

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews will be working in the intersection of Portola Avenue and Magnesia Falls Drive in Palm Desert on Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 25.

The work involves replacing concrete valve collars on valves within that ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

CVWD increases conservation programs, drought penalties

Conservation programs collage

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today committed additional money for rebate programs, adopted a ban on irrigation on certain days of the week, and increased drought penalties.

The new measures were adopted to help CVWD ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

CVWD honors local business with conservation award

Commercial water saver award presentation

Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored a Palm Desert business with its Outstanding Commercial Water Saver award.

The award was presented to JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, which recently replaced 890 ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

CVWD statement on conservation efforts, state fine

Conservation collage

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) acknowledged today that it has been fined $61,000 by the state for falling short of the state water conservation mandate.

“Our customers have made a significant commitment to conservation and we a...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Fall Tour Information

People at replenishment ponds on a tour

Travel with us to learn more about the valley's complex water systems. Tickets go on sale for all fall tours on Wednesday, October 4 at 10 a.m. 

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

New revised edition of Lush & Efficient now available

Lush and Efficient Desert Gardening Book Cover

Purchase the newly revised version of Lush & Efficient Desert-Friendly Landscaping in the Coachella Valley

The book is only $10 and provides alternatives to traditional high-water, high maintenance landscapes. 

It also features nearl...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Your October Water Wise Tip of the Month

Plants and grass do not require much water during the cool season. In fact, water budgets change each month to reflect weather and plant watering needs, which means outdoor watering budgets are reduced during the fall and winter as less water is required....

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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Your July Water Wise Tip of the Month

Summer is upon the Coachella Valley with temperatures ranging from 105 to 120 degrees and high humidity nearing. Learn some helpful tips for summer maintenance by watching our video.

For more water wise tips visit our conservation page.

Like us on Facebook ...

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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: June 1, 2017

Your June Water Wise Tip of the Month

Early summer is a good time to prune some shrubs and trees. Learn more by watching our video.

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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: May 3, 2017

Your May Water Wise Tip of the Month

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Below are some ways to keep plants healthy during the warm season:

  • Your landscaping does need more water during the warmer months. Check CVWD’s irrigation guide for recommended watering times.
  • Apply water in the early morning or evening hours to m...
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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Your November Water Wise Tip of the Month

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Cooler weather is here! Now's the time to reduce outdoor watering times.

Grass and plants don’t need as much water during the cool season. See tips below.

  1. In November, grass only requires about four minutes of watering per day. Likewise i...

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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: July 1, 2016

Your July Water Wise Tip of the Month

Conservation programs

Take advantage of CVWD's conservation rebates & discounts

CVWD invested $6.7 million in funding for conservation rebate and incentive programs this fiscal year and expects to continue the same level of funding in the new fiscal year starting July 1.

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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Your March Water Wise Tip of the Month

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Save water and money by fixing water leaks.

Leaks can account for more than 200 gallons of water wasted per day. An average leak can add significantly to your bill.

Did you know if your family replaces a showerhead with a WaterSense labeled model, you...

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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: January 4, 2016

Your January Water Wise Tip of the Month

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Water outdoor plants less this winter to help avoid drought penalty fees and fines.

Plants and grass don’t require daily watering during the winter months. In fact, a new mandatory watering schedule is in effect. Outdoor watering is prohibited on Mondays a...

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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: February 1, 2016

Your February Water Wise Tip of the Month

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Outdoor water conservation is one of the most significant methods of water conservation in the Coachella Valley.

Save more water outdoors this month with these three tips:

  1. Don't water plants and grass every day. Plants and grass don't need much water duri...
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Water Wise Tip of the Month
Posted on: December 1, 2015

Here is your December Water Wise Tip of the Month

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Here are some tips to help reduce outdoor water use and avoid drought penalty fees:

  • Follow CVWD’s mandatory watering schedule: Do not irrigate outdoor landscaping on Mondays and Thursdays, from December 1, 2015 through March, 31, 2016. In fact, plants a...
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Water Wise Tip of the Month