On Tuesday, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will hold a public meeting to discuss the state’s new water-use restrictions and how to achieve the governor’s mandatory conservation goal.
In response to the state’s severe drought, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order on April 1, mandating a 25% reduction in domestic water use, outlining new water-use restrictions and holding water agencies responsible for helping customers achieve the conservation goal. Areas with higher per-capita water use, including CVWD, have been told to reduce by 36%.
“Reducing water use by 36% will require significant changes by all,” said CVWD General Manager Jim Barrett. “We encourage members of the public to attend this meeting to provide input on the creation of water-use restrictions that will help to achieve this goal.”
No decisions will be made about new water-use restrictions until the May 12 Board of Directors meeting, which is also open to the public.
Meeting details:Time: 9 a.m.Date: April 28 and May 12Location: 75-515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert
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.
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