CVWD News

Posted on: July 30, 2015

CVWD statement on water conservation efforts

drought_web_graphic_final.jpg

In response to the state's announcement that State Water Resources Control Board will meet with agencies that did not meet their target conservation rates, the district has released the following statement from General Manager Jim Barrett:

Coachella Valley Water District has instituted drought penalties and other water-use restrictions as a way to strongly encourage conservation by our customers. Our customers are responding by showing a significant commitment to conservation. District customers replaced 2.9 million square feet of grass with desert-friendly landscaping in the 2014-15 fiscal year and nearly 6 million since the start of the program. Since April we have received and processed nearly 900 applications for turf conversions for a total of around $3 million in applications.

June's water use showed a 21% decrease when compared to the same month two years prior, and we anticipate that upcoming months will bring additional increases in conservation. We realize that significant additional effort will be required to reach the 36% goal.

Because the drought penalties are the cornerstone of the conservation program and they went into effect in the July billing period, the district will need to review July water use numbers before being able to fully evaluate the effectiveness of this approach. If the July numbers do not reflect an ongoing conservation trend, we will reassess our approach and go back to our board of directors to determine the best course of action.

CVWD remains committed to encouraging water conservation throughout the district.

News Release Contacts
Heather Engel, hengel@cvwd.org, Ext. 2353
Diane Carmony, dcarmony@cvwd.org, Ext. 2315

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in CVWD News

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
Construction

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: November 23, 2015
Landscape Conservation

Free water workshop offered

Posted on: September 28, 2015
Lawn Mower

CVWD discourages overseeding this year

Posted on: September 23, 2015
Traffic Advisory

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: September 19, 2015
Traffic Advisory

Traffic Advisory

Posted on: September 16, 2015