CVWD celebrates significant state water board grant funding for critical pipeline project that will serve more mobile home park residents in the Eastern Coachella Valley who lack safe drinking water.
What: A press conference to highlight action by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approving a $23.4 million grant after a presentation by CVWD at the April 19 public board meeting in Sacramento. The SWRCB grant and a $7 million budget appropriation secured by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, (D-Coachella) will complete the funding needed for the Avenue 66 Transmission Main Project. The project will connect three disadvantaged communities to CVWD’s domestic water system and provide critical backbone infrastructure for up to 35 future consolidations.
Who will speak: CVWD Board Vice President Cástulo Estrada, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez and Torres-Martinez Tribal Council Chairman Thomas Tortez Jr.
When: 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 22
Where: CVWD Operations Building, 75-525 Hovley Lane East, Palm Desert
RSVP: Appreciated. Contact Lorraine Garcia at Lorraine.Garcia@cvwd.org or at (760) 398-2661, ext. 2549.
Background: CVWD actively works in collaboration with community members and stakeholders through the Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force. It was created to secure access to safe affordable drinking water, wastewater and flood control services in historically disadvantaged Coachella Valley regions through strategic planning, funding procurement, needs assessment and reporting.