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Posted on: May 18, 2017

CVWD offers rebates for septic system, well improvements

Artesian Well

Coachella Valley property owners can apply for rebates to seal or eliminate leaky wells or to improve failing septic systems in two programs sponsored by the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD).

Rebates of up to $35,000 are available for either sealing leaking artesian wells or eliminating wells from use. For more information, contact Ivory Reyburn, supervisor water resources, at or (760) 398-2661, Ext. 2200.

Septic system improvement applicants must be within or provide service to a Disadvantaged Community (annual median household income below $49, 991) in the Coachella Valley. Projects that rehabilitate septic systems or divert laundry demand to greywater systems are eligible for up to $30,000 in rebates per property owner. For more information, contact Patti Reyes, manager of planning and special projects, at or (760) 398-2661, Ext. 2270.

Applications will be evaluated on estimated water savings, project feasibility and groundwater quality protection benefits. No more than two rebates will be awarded per applicant.

Up to $250,000 in rebates will be awarded in each program on or before June 16. Applicants must allow CVWD access to the property pre and post project, document pre-project conditions and provide invoices and or receipts for reimbursable costs, among other requirements.

“CVWD is pleased to offer these rebates that were secured by a Proposition 84 IRWM Grant with the support of our stakeholders,” says Reyes. “These rebates will improve the water systems of residents who don’t currently have access to public water infrastructure and will help protect our water resources.”

Applications and more information are available online at They must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the CVWD office at 75515 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert, or online to or

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 109,000 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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