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.
The district analyzed more than 18,000 water samples last year to ensure that residents can have confidence that they are drinking high-quality drinking water.
The 2017-18 Annual Review also highlights the district’s latest projects such as:
- A new groundwater replenishment facility in Palm Desert that continues the district’s commitment to groundwater sustainability. To date, CVWD and Desert Water Agency have replenished 3.5 million acre-feet of imported water into the aquifer.
- An overview of work to help fund projects in rural areas. CVWD is committed to domestic and sewer infrastructure work to ensure increased access to water services. To that end, CVWD in 2017 founded the Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force to secure access to safe affordable drinking water, wastewater, and flood control services in historically disadvantaged Coachella Valley regions.
- An update on nonpotable water use for irrigation.
This year’s Annual Review is a special centennial edition as CVWD turned 100 years old this year. The publication is mailed to customers and distributed to public gathering areas, such as libraries.
The Annual Review and Water Quality Report also is available on the district’s website.
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.