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Posted on: January 18, 2023

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Press Conference set up June 30, 2022

CVWD and Congressman Raul Ruiz to highlight federal clean water funding in East Valley

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 19, at 10:45 a.m. – a press conference will cover information on $3.45 million in federal funding secured by Congressman Ruiz to improve access to clean drinking water in the Eastern Coachella Valley. The funding will aid the construction of the Valley View Mobile Home Park Water Consolidation Project for underserved communities that currently rely on unreliable private water systems. Many of these small water systems also have elevated levels of naturally occurring arsenic, nitrates, and fluoride.  

WHO
Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-25) 
Cástulo Estrada, Vice President, Coachella Valley Water District 
Sergio Duran, Owner, Vista Norte Estates 

WHAT 
Press conference to highlight clean water funding for the Eastern Coachella Valley

WHERE
Coachella Valley Water District 
51501 Tyler Street
Coachella, CA 92236 

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. 

Media Contacts:

Coachella Valley Water District 
Lorraine Garcia
Lorraine.Garcia@cvwd.org; 760-695-4007

Office of Congressman Raul Ruiz 
Kelly O’Keeffe  
Kelly.OKeeffe@mail.house.gov; 202-893-1554  

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