1. Drought & Conservation Programs

    Drought rates are now in effect!

    Drought penalties are now appearing on bills for water use in the previous month. If you need assistance reducing your water use to avoid drought penalties, we can help you find leaks, improve the efficiency of your irrigation, and make landscaping changes that require less water. More info...
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    Will El Niño End California’s Drought?

    The stage is set for a strong El Niño event this winter, but experts are cautioning that heavy rain and even flooding in some parts of the state will not necessarily end California’s four-year drought. Read on...
  2. QSA

    The future of the Coachella Valley depends on the QSA

    In 2003, Imperial Irrigation District, San Diego County Water Authority, Coachella Valley Water District, and the State of California formed the Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA). Read on...
  3. Desert Landscaping

    Conservation programs for residents, businesses and HOAs

    The Coachella Valley Water District board of directors recently increased funding for conservation programs, bringing the total for the fiscal year to $3.2 million, nearly five times the amount allocated the previous year. Read on...
  4. Water Quality Samples

    Chromium-6

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on April 15, 2014 announced a new Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 10 parts per billion (ppb) for chromium-6. Read on...
  1. Golden grass yard sign

    CVWD customers reduce water use 35% in January

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers used an impressive 35% less water in January 2016 when compared to the same month in 2013. Read on...
  2. Gold grass yard sign

    CVWD statement on state’s changes to emergency water conservation regulations

    The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) yesterday approved an extension of revised emergency regulations for urban water conservation. Read on...
  3. CV Saving 36 percent logo

    CVWD customers reduce water use disappointing 3.6% in December

    CVWD customers reduced water use by a disappointing 3.6% in December 2015 when compared to the same month in 2013, marking the lowest monthly amount of conservation since Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order mandating statewide water conservation. Read on...
  4. Date trees in a field

    CVWD accepting applications for new agriculture conservation program

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is now accepting applications from local growers interested in receiving rebates for changing the way they irrigate their permanent crops. Read on...
  5. Flood Advisory

    Flood Advisory

    With rain expected this week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to stormwater flow in the Whitewater River/CV Stormwater Channel and other regional stormwater channels and washes. Read on...
  6. Conservation photo collage

    CVWD statement on proposed changes to emergency regulations

    The State Water Resources Control Board today released proposed staff recommendations for potential extension of the emergency regulations for urban water conservation. Read on...
  7. Adjusting irrigation clock

    New irrigation restriction, increased drought penalties go into effect Dec. 1

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) wants to remind domestic water customers that starting tomorrow, Dec. 1, and through March 31, 2016, outdoor irrigation is prohibited on Mondays and Thursdays. Read on...
  8. Construction

    Traffic Advisory

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews will be working in the intersection of Portola Avenue and Magnesia Falls Drive in Palm Desert on Tuesday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, Nov. 25. Read on...
  9. Conservation programs collage

    CVWD increases conservation programs, drought penalties

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today committed additional money for rebate programs, adopted a ban on irrigation on certain days of the week, and increased drought penalties. Read on...
  10. Commercial water saver award presentation

    CVWD honors local business with conservation award

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored a Palm Desert business with its Outstanding Commercial Water Saver award. Read on...
  11. Conservation collage

    CVWD statement on conservation efforts, state fine

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) acknowledged today that it has been fined $61,000 by the state for falling short of the state water conservation mandate. Read on...
  12. Reduce Water Use Collage

    CVWD launches new and easier way to apply for programs

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has launched a new online feature to make it easier to participate in the agency’s many conservation rebate and incentive programs. Read on...
  13. Flood Maps for eastern Coachella Valley

    FEMA flood map workshops scheduled for eastern Coachella Valley

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to update the flood risk for properties adjacent to the Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel in eastern Coachella Valley. Read on...
  14. Board Meeting

    CVWD to update conservation ordinance at special meeting

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) board of directors will hold a special meeting to consider options for achieving the state water conservation mandate, including the possibility of committing more money for rebate programs and drought penalties. Read on...
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    CVWD customers reduce water use 16.4% in September

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers used 16.4% less water in September 2015 when compared to the same month in 2013. Read on...
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    CVWD Director G. Patrick O’Dowd elected to statewide water agency board

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Director G. Patrick O’Dowd has been elected chair of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Board of Directors for Region 9. Read on...
  17. Thomas E. Levy Groundwater Replenishment Facility

    New Website Offers Informed, Unbiased Information on Water Crisis

    In light of the recent attacks on California’s Quantification Settlement Agreement (QSA), water leaders and experts collaborated to produce a single source of critical information on our water crisis, and how the QSA is important to its future. Read on...
  18. Landscape Conservation

    Free water workshop offered

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will hold a free Water 101 Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 3. Read on...
  19. Lawn Mower

    CVWD discourages overseeding this year

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is encouraging homeowners, HOAs, businesses and golf courses to skip overseeding this fall to reduce water use during California's historic drought. Read on...
  20. Agriculture

    U.S. Bureau of Reclamation presents CVWD with award

    Today, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation presented the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) with the John W. Keys III Award for CVWD’s new GIS Crop Reporting system. Read on...
  21. Traffic Advisory

    Traffic Advisory

    A major leak to a recycled water line has caused the closure of all eastbound lanes of Fred Waring Drive between El Dorado and Warner Trail. Read on...
  22. Traffic Advisory

    Traffic Advisory

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will conduct work tonight and tomorrow morning at the intersection of Portola Avenue and Magnesia Falls Drive for repairs to the domestic water distribution system. Read on...
  23. Board Meeting

    CVWD approves additional conservation funding

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved an additional $1.5 million in funding for conservation programs Read on...
  24. Water Quality

    New legislation will give CVWD time needed to comply with chromium-6 standard

    Gov. Edmund G. Brown on Friday signed legislation that allows water agencies throughout the state to submit compliance plans for chromium-6 treatment in order to avoid non-compliance. Read on...
  25. Board Meeting

    CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Palm Desert

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting on Tuesday, September 8, in Palm Desert. A closed session will begin at 5 p.m. with the open session beginning at 6 p.m. Read on...
  26. Yard sign

    Colorful yard signs communicate conservation efforts

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is now offering free yard signs to customers who are proud of their conservation efforts and want to show them off in a fun way. Read on...
  27. Date palms

    CVWD launching agricultural conservation rebate program

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) soon will be issuing rebates to growers to convert the irrigation of their permanent crops such as date trees from furrow/flood to drip. Read on...
  28. Adjusting irrigation clock

    CVWD customers reduce water use 41% in July

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers used 41% less water in July 2015 when compared to the same month in 2013. Read on...
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    CVWD statement on water conservation efforts

    In response to the state's announcement that State Water Resources Control Board will meet with agencies that did not meet their target conservation rates, the district has released the following statement from General Manager Jim Barrett: Read on...
  30. Sprinklers after rain

    Coachella Valley Water District reminds customers to turn off irrigation during and after rain

    With this weekend’s measurable rainfall in the Coachella Valley, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) reminds customers to turn off their irrigation during rain and for 48 hours afterward. Read on...
  31. Hospitality Water Saver Winner (Hyatt)

    CVWD recognizes outstanding water savers

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored outstanding water savers from the community through a CV Water Counts water conservation contest. Read on...
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    CVWD customers reduce water use by 21% in June

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers used 21 percent less water in June 2015 when compared to the same month in 2013. Read on...
  33. Conservation

    CVWD customers reduce water use 17% in May

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers are contributing to significant reductions in water use being reported across California, according to figures released today. Read on...
  34. CV Saving 36

    CVWD’s new drought penalties will go into effect in July

    To help meet the 36 percent water savings requirement from the state during this historic drought, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors approved drought penalties that will be reflected in customers' July domestic water bills. Read on...
  35. Annual Review cover

    CVWD publishes 2014-15 Annual Review and Water Quality Report

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has released its Annual Review and Water Quality Report, highlighting water-related issues from the past fiscal year. Read on...
  36. Plant Database

    Coachella Valley Water District offers new database of desert-friendly plants

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has added a new searchable database of desert-friendly plants to its website. Read on...
  37. Sprinklers in the rain

    Coachella Valley Water District reminds customers to turn off irrigation during and after rain

    With today’s measurable rainfall in the Coachella Valley, the Coachella Valley Water District reminds customers to turn off their irrigation during rain and for 48 hours afterward. Read on...
  38. CVWD Board Meeting

    CVWD adopts drought penalties, additional restrictions

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved drought penalties and additional water-use restrictions designed to encourage water conservation during the ongoing drought. Read on...
  39. New Website

    CVWD launches new website

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has launched a new website designed to improve customer service and highlight government transparency. Read on...
  40. Toast To Tap Water

    CVWD hosted Saturday celebration

    Coachella Valley Water District will hosted a “Toast to Tap Water” celebration from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Read on...
  41. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD to hold meeting to discuss new water-use restrictions

    On Tuesday, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will hold a public meeting to discuss the state’s new water-use restrictions and how to achieve the governor’s mandatory conservation goal. Read on...
  42. Training

    CVWD receives award for excellence in engineer certification

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and its Engineering Department have received a prestigious award from the San Diego chapter of the national Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). Read on...
  43. Board Vice President Peter Nelson

    Peter Nelson appointed to state board

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Vice President Peter Nelson was sworn in and attended his first meeting this week as CVWD’s representative on the Colorado River Board of California. Read on...
  44. Board Meeting

    CVWD to discuss conservation goals and water-use restrictions

    On Tuesday, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will discuss the state’s new water-use restrictions and how to achieve the governor’s mandatory conservation goal. Read on...
  45. Lush House

    CVWD to help customers continue to reduce water use during ongoing statewide drought

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is committed to helping all its stakeholders understand and comply with the first ever statewide mandatory water-use restrictions, announced today by California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. Read on...
  46. Traffic Advisory

    Traffic Advisory

    On Thursday, there will be lane closures at Fred Waring Drive and California Drive in Palm Desert so that Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) can perform work designed to eliminate leaks from an aging domestic water pipeline. Read on...
  47. Recharge Facility

    Water rights lawsuit will go to trial

    A federal judge ruled today that a lawsuit by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians against the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) will go to trial to determine if the Tribe has a reserved right to groundwater. Read on...
  48. Coachella Office

    CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting on Tuesday, March 24, in CVWD’s Forbes Auditorium in Coachella. Read on...
  49. Customers

    Coachella Valley Water District wins lawsuit to protect private customer data

    On Tuesday, a Riverside County Superior Court judge ruled that the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) properly protected private customer data from public release. Read on...
  50. Traffic Advisory

    Traffic Advisory

    Starting Thursday night, there will be late night lane closures on westbound Highway 111 between Washington Street and the Cliffhouse Restaurant in La Quinta, as part of a Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) emergency sewer rehabilitation project. Read on...
  51. Traffic Advisory

    Traffic Advisory

    Two lanes of Frank Sinatra Drive at Highway 111 will be closed Wednesday as Coachella Valley Water District crews replace a 12-inch domestic gate valve that was broken during construction in the area. Read on...
  52. Traffic Advisory

    Late night lane closures planned for La Quinta

    Starting tonight, there will be late night lane closures on westbound Highway 111 between Washington Street and the Cliffhouse Restaurant in La Quinta, as part of a Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) emergency sewer rehabilitation project. Read on...
  53. Traffic Advisory

    Late night lane closures planned for La Quinta, Palm Desert

    Starting tonight, there will be intermittent lane closures on westbound Highway 111 between Washington Street and the Cliffhouse Restaurant in La Quinta, as part of a Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) emergency sewer rehabilitation project. Read on...
  54. Winning Yard

    CVWD honors water conservation contest winners

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored two outstanding water savers from the community through a CV Water Counts water conservation contest. Read on...
  55. Budget Award

    Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United State and Canada (GFOA) recently announced that Coachella Valley Water District has received the association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its 2014-15 fiscal year budget. Read on...
  56. Water Delivery

    CVWD's board moves to protect Colorado River water deliveries and local groundwater supplies

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today reiterated its support for Salton Sea restoration, but not in a way that jeopardizes valuable imported water supplies for the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  57. Golf Course

    Three golf courses convert to nonpotable water for irrigation

    Three more golf courses in the Coachella Valley have switched from irrigating with groundwater to the use of nonpotable recycled and imported canal water. Read on...
  58. Recharge Facility

    STATE INCREASES FORECASTED WATER DELIVERIES DURING 2015

    Water Agencies will Receive 15% of Allotted Water Supplies Read on...
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    CVWD tees off golf course turf rebate program

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is now offering financial incentives to golf courses to replace grass with desert-friendly landscaping. Read on...
  60. Floor Advisory

    Flood Advisory

    With rain expected this week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to stormwater flow in the Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel Read on...
  61. Flood Advisory

    Flood Advisory

    With more rain expected today and possibly also next week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to stormwater flow in the Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel. Read on...

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