News Flash


Posted on: November 18, 2019

CVWD alerts customers about scam

Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web.jpg

Coachella Valley Water District has learned that a number of customers have been misinformed recently that their drinking water is contaminated and needs to be tested.

CVWD wants to assure customers that these claims are false, says Katie Evans, Director of Communications and Conservation.  

A group going by the name USA Water Quality has contacted customers and told them their drinking water had carcinogens and needs to be tested, among other claims.

CVWD wants to emphasize that:

  • CVWD water meets all state and federal drinking water quality standards.
  • CVWD has no relationship with USA Water Quality.
  • CVWD does not give customer contact details to USA Water Quality.

CVWD is committed to providing high quality drinking water that meets strict federal and state drinking water quality standards. The district analyzes more than 20,000 water samples annually for more than 100 regulated and unregulated substances at state certified laboratories as required by the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Results of those tests are summarized in CVWD’s 2018-19 Annual Review. It is available in English at and in Spanish at If you would like a paper copy of the 2018-19 Annual Review mailed to you, please call (760) 391-9600 or email

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 Email

Other News in CVWD News


Traffic Advisory

Posted on: September 1, 2020

CVWD building receives national award

Posted on: August 26, 2020
Traffic Alert Sign

Traffic advisory

Posted on: July 8, 2020
Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web

Traffic advisory

Posted on: June 17, 2020
Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web.jpg

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: May 29, 2020
Traffic Alert Sign

CVWD urges caution during heavy rains

Posted on: March 12, 2020
LOGO With Tagline

CVWD cancels upcoming public events

Posted on: March 11, 2020
North Indio Regional Flood Control Project 2019/08/21

Media advisory for Feb. 7, 2020

Posted on: February 5, 2020
Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web.jpg

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: December 3, 2019
Happy computer user

CVWD launches new water blog

Posted on: November 1, 2019
CVWD recieves AMWA Award

CVWD wins 2019 AMWA Award

Posted on: October 29, 2019

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: October 10, 2019

Traffic advisory

Posted on: October 3, 2019

Traffic advisory

Posted on: October 2, 2019
CVWD website

CVWD launches upgraded website

Posted on: September 17, 2019
CVWD Annual Review 2018-2019

CVWD’s Annual Review now available

Posted on: June 28, 2019
CVWD Board Room

CVWD approves domestic rate increase

Posted on: June 11, 2019
Palm Desert Replenishment Facility Milestone Celebration

CVWD celebrates replenishment milestone

Posted on: February 20, 2019
Palm Desert Replenishment Project

Media advisory for Feb. 20, 2019

Posted on: February 19, 2019
Blurry windshield due to rain

CVWD urges caution during expected storm

Posted on: February 13, 2019
Traffic Alert Sign


Posted on: February 13, 2019
Couple Paying Their Water Bill Online

CVWD expands assistance to customers

Posted on: February 13, 2019