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Dec 23

Happy holidays!

Posted on December 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM by Diane Carmony

Just a note that our offices will be closed this week on Tuesday afternoon (Christmas Eve) and on Wednesday (Christmas Day). Our offices also will be closed next Wednesday (New Year's Day). 

CVWD wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season!  

Dec 20

CVWD completes sewer connection to East Valley Mobile Home Park

Posted on December 20, 2019 at 2:43 PM by Diane Carmony

CVWD has announced the completion of work to provide sewer service to the San Antonio Del Desierto (St. Anthony’s) mobile home park in Mecca, CA.

The sewer system work was especially important because high groundwater levels in the area combined with the current shallow well the community relies on posed a serious health risk to residents.

CVWD led construction of the project that will allow communities from up to one mile away to connect to the sewer pipeline. The project was made possible with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the California Department of Water Resources with assistance from Pueblo Unido Community Development Corporation.

The USDA Rural Development and the California Department of Water Resources grants totaled $3,890,600, portions of which were obtained in 2018 and 2014. In addition, CVWD invested in upsizing the sewer mains and the lift station serving St. Anthony’s residents at Lincoln Street and Avenue 64. The upsizing will allow expanded services to other disadvantaged communities Approximately 700 East Valley residents will see an improvement to their living conditions.  

In 2017, CVWD founded a Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force to assist communities in the East Valley in receiving grant funding for important infrastructure projects. The Infrastructure Task Force is comprised of representatives from local disadvantaged communities, government agencies and non-profit organizations committed to working on short-term and long-term solutions to ensure that all regional disadvantaged communities benefit.

St. Anthony's Mobile Home Park
Dec 13

Estrada appointed to drinking water advisory board

Posted on December 13, 2019 at 3:01 PM by Diane Carmony

Cástulo Estrada, Vice President of the Board of Directors of Coachella Valley Water District, has been appointed to the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Advisory Group, as announced by the State Water Resources Control Board.

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