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Aug 04

August in Your Garden

Posted on August 4, 2022 at 8:40 AM by Lorraine Garcia

With heat and humidity typically highest in July and August, common sense leads us to stay indoors as much as possible, but the garden may still need your touch.  

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Jul 28

CVWD sets drought penalties

Posted on July 28, 2022 at 2:15 PM by Jesse Ruiz

California drought color map 20220405Following the state’s conservation requirement for water agencies to reduce overall water use by 15%, the Board of Directors approved drought penalties at its July 26 meeting.

CVWD’s penalties aim to encourage conservation by limiting outdoor water use by 10 percent. They go into effect in August and will show up in customers’ September water bills. This approach will not impact 60% of customers who are efficient water users.

Customers who do not limit their outdoor water use below their monthly outdoor water budget are subject to penalties as follows:

Tier 1: No penalties for customers who remain in Tier 1.

Tier 2: No penalties for customers who stay within 90% of their water budget. Above 90%, penalty is $0.29 per CCF (100 cubic feet or 748 gallons of water).

Tier 3, 4, and 5 customers pay a standard rate plus a penalty.

Tier 3: $3.59 plus $1.80 penalty per CFF.

Tier 4: $4.21 plus $3.16 penalty per CFF.

Tier 5: $6.44 plus $6.44 penalty per CFF.

For more information: CVWD.org/drought

The board also:

  • Approved spending $472,179 for more SCADA system development at WRP 4, 7 and 10, and 15 field potable water and sanitation sites.
  • Approved transferring late and unpaid domestic water, sewer service and irrigation water charges to tax rolls in Riverside and Imperial counties.
  • Approved a construction contract of $529,930 for rehabilitating sewer pipelines in Palm Desert and Thousand Palms.
  • Approved soliciting bids for construction of the Avenue 66 Water Transmission Main Phase 2 Project.  The water main will extend west along Avenue 66 from Highway 86 to Polk Street where it will connect to the CVWD pipeline system. It will consolidate three mobile home parks. Total cost is estimated at $20 million.
  • Authorized a nonpotable water agreement with Suncrest Mobilehome Park, Palm Desert. The Park will connect to WRP 10’s expanding nonpotable water distribution system in summer 2024.
  • Recommended no changes for domestic water service, sewage and waste service availability assessments in fiscal year 2022-2023.
Jul 13

Two more golf courses to join nonpotable water system

Posted on July 13, 2022 at 3:07 PM by Jesse Ruiz

Reclaimed irrigation pipeTwo country clubs will stop pumping groundwater for irrigation after they are connected to CVWD’s nonpotable water distribution system in summer 2024.

The Board of Directors July 12 approved nonpotable water agreements for Palm Royale Country Club Homeowners Association, Palm Desert, and Tri-Palm Estates and Country Club, Thousand Palms.

Palm Royale will be connected to the new nonpotable water pipeline system from WRP 10 that is being installed along Hovley Lane East. Tri-Palms Estates will be connected to the system from WRP 10 that currently crosses Interstate 10 to serve Classic Club.

CVWD’s service area includes 54 golf courses connected to nonpotable water sources. In 2023, the District plans to add four more golf courses to the system for a total of 58. By 2025, CVWD hopes to have a total of 70 connected golf courses.

The Directors also:

  • Approved soliciting bids for a one million-gallon reservoir along 70th Avenue in North Shore. Total cost estimate is $3,310,000. The site’s existing 48-year-old 400,000-gallon reservoir  will be evaluated for rehabilitation or demolition.
  • Recognized Nonpotable Water Operations Manager Olivia Bennett for her 20 years of CVWD service.