Posted on: August 24, 2015

Colorful yard signs communicate conservation efforts

Yard sign

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is now offering free yard signs to customers who are proud of their conservation efforts and want to show them off in a fun way.

These signs are part of the district's aggressive public campaign to promote conservation in response to the State requiring CVWD to reduce overall water use by 36 percent each month compared to the same month in 2013. If goals aren't met, the district could face penalties of up to $10,000 per day during the drought.

Two different designs are available depending on customers' conservation efforts. One sign is for those who are letting their grass go golden and the other is for those who have water-efficient landscaping or are in the process of installation. Spanish language signs are also available.

"These signs are a good way for residents to show off their efforts and to inspire others to make some changes in their own landscaping," said Heather Engel, CVWD director of communication & conservation. "Thanks to the conservation efforts of our customers, we reduced water use by 41 percent in July. We encourage everyone to keep up the good work so that we can continue meeting our conservation goals each month."

Signs are available for pick up from CVWD's Operations Building at 75525 Hovley Lane East in Palm Desert.

Supplies are being distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one per residential customer and three per HOA or large business. Residents have the option to return signs in good condition back to CVWD for reuse.

For questions about the signs, call (760) 398-2651 or visit for conservation tips.

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.
For more information, please visit

News Release Contacts
Heather Engel,, Ext. 2353
Diane Carmony,, Ext. 2315

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