A Toast to Tap Water
May 3, 2014, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In honor of Drinking Water Week
(May 4-10), CVWD is hosting A Toast to Tap Water event and Student Art Contest
. Join us as we celebrate the quality, affordability and accessibility of drinking water in the Coachella Valley! (Event Flyer
The Tap Water Pledge
In the Coachella Valley, we have some of the cleanest, high quality tap water in the world. Take the Tap water pledge to save money and help the environment.
Take the Pledge
Water Awareness Tour
Sold Out - Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This tour is designed to give community leaders and valley residents an inside look at our expansive water system. This informative tour will include visits to a groundwater replenishment facility, domestic water reservoir, wastewater recycling plant and more!
Ballot measure to decide Board of Directors election process
June 3 is the Statewide Direct Primary and ballot measures
include an opportunity for voters within the boundaries of the Coachella Valley Water District to decide how CVWD’s board members are elected. Voters will be asked if they want the election process to be changed to a process whereby only voters living within a geographical division cast their ballots for a candidate seeking that division’s seat on the board.
Successful Groundwater Management
Collaborative efforts by Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have resulted in more than 3.1 million acre-feet (1 trillion gallons) of imported water being replenished into the aquifer since 1973, making the program the most significant tool the agencies have in the ongoing battle against aquifer overdraft. For more details click here
In response to statewide drought
In response to Gov. Jerry Brown's State of Emergency declaration due to the statewide drought, CVWD reminds residents of the many ways they can reduce water use. For more information, read our news release
or visit the Conservation page
for ideas on how to save water. Read the Governor’s news release and official proclamation
The California Department of Public Health recently released the nation’s first draft Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for chromium-6 in drinking water. Chromium-6 occurs naturally in Coachella Valley groundwater. If the state’s proposed limit is adopted, approximately half the drinking water CVWD delivers is expected to be above this new standard. The cost to design, construct and maintain new treatment facilities to meet the standard could raise water rates by as much as $50 per month, according to preliminary estimates. See our comments to the State
. More information about water quality can be found on our Water Quality
Long-term water management planning resources
These long-term water management planning documents will guide CVWD to reliably meet current and future water demands in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.
Information regarding Agua Caliente Lawsuit
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians filed a lawsuit on May 14, 2013 against Coachella Valley Water District and Desert Water Agency seeking to take away the public’s water use rights and prevent the agencies from delivering water to their customers. CVWD is providing the following documents to help educate customers about this important issue.
Links to water related services
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Main Phone Numbers
Phone (760) 398-2651
Fax (760) 398-3711
Phone (760) 391-9600
Fax (760) 398-3190
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