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 water from flood to the more efficient drip method.

Qualifying applicants can receive rebates of $1,500 per acre, with a maximum of 160 acres ($240,000) per project. CVWD received a $1 million grant from the the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to fund the new conservation program. Applicants must be pre-approved to qualify and approvals will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Applicants must achieve a savings of 3 acre-feet of water per acre annually. Additional information about the program including a complete list of requirements and an application is available at

A portion of the water saved will be retained in Lake Mead to help maintain the lake’s water level; the balance will be available to CVWD for groundwater replenishment. Colorado River water is the primary source of water for agricultural irrigation in the Coachella Valley.

The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in CVWD News


CVWD changes sewer rate structure

Posted on: June 27, 2017
Whitewater channel repair

CVWD sewer spill update

Posted on: June 6, 2017

Traffic advisory

Posted on: May 24, 2017
FLoodin water in storm channel

Flood Advisory

Posted on: December 22, 2016
Water flowing in the Storm Channel

Flood Advisory

Posted on: December 15, 2016
Outstanding Commercial Water Saver

CVWD recognizes community water savers

Posted on: November 8, 2016
Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web

CVWD warns customers of possible scam

Posted on: October 14, 2016
CVWD Board Room

CVWD approves new fixed rates

Posted on: October 5, 2016
Transparency Certificate of Excellence

CVWD awarded transparency certificate

Posted on: September 13, 2016
Board meeting room

CVWD board opposes Proposition 53

Posted on: September 8, 2016
Desert Landscape

CVWD encourages ongoing conservation

Posted on: June 23, 2016
Board Room

CVWD Board adjusts drought budgets

Posted on: February 23, 2016
Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory

Posted on: January 5, 2016

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: November 23, 2015