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Customer Service - Account Review

  1. Water District
  2. Coachella Valley Water District
    Request for Account Review (WS-99)





  3. Please read and complete the information below to request a review of your account for excessive water consumption.

    Coachella Valley Water District charges for all water that passes through a customer’s water meter.  If an adjustment is granted, all consumption above the historical amount will be rebilled at the Tier 2 base rate.

  4. I certify that all conditions below have been met. I understand that if they are not, my request will be denied.
  5. Primary Telephone Number*
  6. Secondary Telephone Number Type
  7. I am submitting this request on behalf of a Homeowner's Association or Property Management Company.*
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  9. Terms & Conditions

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Domestic Water Rules and Regulations:

    §3.05.280(D)(5) - Adjustment of Bills for Excessive Consumption: It is the customer’s responsibility to properly maintain the property’s private plumbing water system, including irrigation systems and water features. A leak in the customer’s water system is the sole responsibility of the customer and the district charges for all water that records and passes through the water meter. If a customer requests the district to review a bill for water service due to excessive consumption, the district may grant an adjustment subject to the conditions below.

    a. Verified Adjustments i. Verified adjustments for high consumption may be granted to customers when there is explained high consumption such as a water leak on the customer’s property. The district, after investigation, shall find all of the following: (A) The meter must be re-read, may be field tested, and verified as accurate.  (B) The customer made the request for billing review within 60 days of the first bill date reflecting excessive consumption. (C) Upon notification of excessive water consumption, the customer took prompt action to locate the leak and complete repairs within 30 days. Notification to the customer may take the form of a billing statement, written communication to the customer, a courtesy phone call or a notice left at the property. (D) Proof of repair, including copies of repair bills or photographs, is required. (E) The customer did not have a verified adjustment in the previous 12-month period prior to the bill with excessive consumption. ii. All consumption above historical consumption for that month will be recalculated at the Tier 2 base rate. iii. No adjustment shall be made for any period longer than 60 days or for water delivered 30 days after the district notifies the customer of the excessive use. iv. Consumption must have returned to historical use. v. No more than one verified adjustment shall be made for excessive consumption within a rolling 12-month period.

    b. Unverified Adjustments i. Unverified adjustments for high consumption may be granted to customers when there is unexplained high consumption on the customer’s property. The district, after investigation, shall find all of the following: (A) The meter must be re-read, may be field tested, and verified as accurate. (B) The customer made the request for billing review within 60 days of the first bill date reflecting excessive consumption.  (C) Upon notification of excessive water consumption, the customer took prompt action to locate the possible cause of the excessive consumption within 30 days. Notification to the customer may take the form of a billing statement, written communication to the customer, a courtesy phone call or a notice left at the property. (D) The customer did not have an unverified adjustment in the previous five-year period or a verified adjustment in the previous 12 months prior to the current bill with excessive consumption. ii. All consumption above historical consumption for that month will be recalculated at the Tier 2 base rate. iii. No adjustment shall be made for any period longer than 60 days. iv. Consumption must have returned to historical use. v. No more than one unverified adjustment shall be made for excessive consumption within a rolling five-year period. (Ord. 1399.15 2022)

  10. COACHELLA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
    Post Office Box 1058
    Coachella, California 92236
    (760) 391-9600
    (760) 398-3190 - fax
    CustomerService@cvwd.org

    rev 7/2022

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