1. Drought & Conservation Programs

    Drought emergency and penalties lifted, water-use restrictions remain

    CVWD supports actions taken April 7, 2017 to lift the state’s drought emergency while shifting focus to long-term conservation efforts and improved planning for future droughts. During the drought emergency months, CVWD customers reduced their water use by an average of 23% compared to the state’s base year of 2013. 
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    Conservation Workshop Information

    View CVWD's upcoming conservation workshop dates and access materials from past workshops. Read on...
  2. CVWD 100th anniversary logo

    100th Anniversary Webpage

    CVWD is proud to celebrate its 100th anniversary this year! That’s one hundred years of managing water for our community. This page is dedicated to the 100-year celebration. Read on...
  3. Lush and Efficient Desert Gardening Book Cover

    New revised edition of Lush & Efficient now available

    Purchase the newly revised version of Lush & Efficient Desert-Friendly Landscaping in the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  1. Customer Paying Bill at the Customer Service Desk

    CVWD reminds customers to be wary of possible scams

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding customers to be wary of possible scams involving people misrepresenting themselves as district personnel. Read on...
  2. CVWD 100 Year logo

    CVWD to mark 100th anniversary with public celebration

    A public celebration will mark the 100th anniversary of the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD), which was established in 1918. Read on...
  3. CVWD 100 Year logo

    CVWD invites public to its 100th anniversary party

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) invites the public to celebrate its 100th anniversary at a party from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday Nov. 4 at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in Palm Desert. Read on...
  4. Construction

    REVISED - Work to close one lane and bike path on Avenue 52 and Washington Street in La Quinta

    A Coachella Valley Water District construction project in La Quinta will be closing one lane of traffic and the bike path on northbound Washington Street between Avenue 52 and Avenue 50 beginning October 25 and continuing through the end of November. Read on...
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    Wastewater treatment project in Mecca highlights coordination between multiple agencies

    Elected officials and area residents gathered today (Wednesday, Oct. 17) for a project spotlight on the St. Anthony’s Sewer Pipeline and Lift Station in Mecca, which will connect St. Anthony’s Trailer Park and Read on...
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    Media Advisory Oct. 17, 2018

    The media is invited to cover a project spotlight highlighting the St. Anthony’s Sewer Pipeline and Lift Station. Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is leading construction of the pipeline and lift station with grant funding from the Read on...
  7. Service01.jpg

    CVWD offers new educational tours

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has launched a new line of tours to provide an in-depth look at water issues in the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  8. American Heart Association Award

    American Heart Association recognizes CVWD for its commitment to employee wellness

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has received a silver level award from the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement program, recognizing the district’s commitment to employee wellness. Read on...
  9. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD board to hold evening meeting in Palm Desert

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting in the evening instead of the morning to allow for greater accessibility. Read on...
  10. Annual Review 2017-18

    CVWD’s Annual Review available for customers

    Coachella Valley Water District’s newly released Annual Review and Water Quality Report shows that the drinking water provided to customers meets all current state and federal standards. Read on...
  11. Whitewater turn out

    As Temperatures Climb, Local Agencies Warn Community to Avoid Off-limits Areas of Water

    (Coachella Valley, CA) Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) are reminding residents and visitors to avoid entering the Whitewater River channel and area canals. Read on...
  12. Construction

    REVISED - Work to close one lane and bike path on Avenue 52 in La Quinta

    Due to a change in scheduling, a Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) construction project on Avenue 52 in La Quinta will begin in mid-August rather than the week of July 23. Read on...
  13. Construction

    Work closes one lane and bike path on Avenue 52 in La Quinta

    One lane of traffic and the bike path will be closed on westbound Avenue 52 between the Silver Rock Resort and Washington Street in La Quinta July 23 and continuing to August 6. Read on...
  14. Construction

    CVWD begins work on an Irrigation Distribution Improvement project

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will start construction in mid-July on a project in La Quinta to replace aging irrigation infrastructure and continue the District’s effort to ensure a sustainable groundwater supply. Read on...
  15. 2017 CAFR

    CVWD honored for award-winning financial report

    Coachella Valley Water District’s Finance Department has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, which has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Read on...
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    CVWD approves budget, does not raise water rates

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved a $409.9 million operating and capital improvement budget for fiscal year 2018-19, which keeps domestic water rates stable. Read on...
  17. Palm Desert Groundwater Recharge Facility

    Construction underway on CVWD’s Palm Desert Groundwater Replenishment Facility

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has begun construction on a new groundwater replenishment facility in the City of Palm Desert that continues the district’s commitment to groundwater sustainability. Read on...
  18. Whitewater turn out

    Local Agencies Warn Community About Dangers of Rapid Flows at Whitewater River

    (Coachella Valley, CA) Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) are reminding residents and visitors to avoid the Whitewater River channel near Windy Point on either side of Interstate 10. Read on...
  19. Water Bond Collage

    CVWD supports Proposition 68 and November Water Bond

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today adopted a resolution supporting two water-related measures, Proposition 68, an initiative that will appear on the June 5 ballot and a water bond slated to appear on the November ballot. Read on...
  20. CVWD, The Living Desert and Burrtec logos

    Take Care of your Trash!

    The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Burrtec and the Coachella Valley Water District have come together with one big request: take care of your trash! Read on...
  21. San Antonio Del Desierto map

    Dr. Ruiz, CVWD Announce $610,000 USDA Grant to Improve Sanitary Conditions to Mobile Home Park

    Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the CVWD announced a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant for $610,000 to complete a project to provide sewer service to a mobile home park in Mecca, CA. Read on...
  22. 2017-18 Operating & Capital Improvement Budget

    Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award

    Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) annual budget document for the 2016-17 fiscal year has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Read on...
  23. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

    The Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in CVWD’s Forbes auditorium in Coachella. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m. and open session will begin at 6 p.m. Read on...
  24. 100th Anniversary board meeting logo reveal

    CVWD celebrates 100th anniversary

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) today celebrated the 100th anniversary of the date the district was established in 1918. Read on...
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    Supreme Court denies petition to hear water rights case

    The United States Supreme Court announced today it will not review a court decision in a lawsuit that the Agua Caliente Tribe filed against Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) in 2013. Read on...
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    Agencies replenish more water than ever before in 2017

    Together, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have replenished more than 330,000 acre-feet of imported water into the Coachella Valley groundwater basin so far this year. Read on...
  27. Whitewater recharge

    CVWD announces support for California WaterFix project

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today voted unanimously to support the California WaterFix. Read on...
  28. CVWD Board Room

    CVWD board to hold evening meeting in Palm Desert

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors will conduct is next regular public meeting in the evening instead of the morning. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Read on...
  29. Whitewater pond snow on mountains

    Agencies replenish 200,000 plus acre-feet of imported water

    Together, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have imported more than 200,000 acre-feet of water into the Coachella Valley so far this year. Read on...
  30. Twitter graphic

    CVWD joins Twitter and expands community outreach efforts

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is getting more social by adding Twitter to its many community education efforts. Read on...
  31. Couple using computer

    CVWD customers can now use new online bill pay system

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) new user-friendly online bill pay system is now active and will make paying water bills online easier for CVWD customers. Read on...
  32. Car crossing flooding

    CVWD urges caution during stormy weather

    With storms possible this week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding and stormwater flow in the Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and washes. Read on...
  33. Construction

    Work closes two lanes on Washington Street

    Two lanes of traffic will be closed on northbound Washington Street between Hidden River Road and Avenue 42 in Bermuda Dunes on Wednesday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 3. Read on...
  34. Construction

    Work closes lanes at Bob Hope/Dinah Shore intersection

    Traffic will be limited at the intersection of Bob Hope and Dinah Shore drives Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21. Read on...
  35. Construction

    CVWD project continues closures on Bob Hope Drive, Ramon Road

    One left turn lane on westbound Ramon Road to Bob Hope Drive south is expected to be closed through July as Coachella Valley Water District contractors install new water pipe on Bob Hope Drive. Read on...
  36. ThinkstockPhotos-489522914_web

    CVWD changes sewer rate structure

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today adopted a new sewer rate structure, which simplifies how the rates are calculated and reflects the demand that individual customers place on the sewer system. Read on...
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    CWVD increases incentives for outdoor conservation programs

    The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has doubled its incentive to convert turf areas to desert friendly landscaping in an attempt to grow the program, which has already resulted in more than 13 million square feet of grass removal. Read on...
  38. Ramon Road closure

    Work to continue at intersection of Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive

    A Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) project will continue to cause multiple lane closures in the intersection of Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive through Wednesday, June 21. Read on...
  39. Calculator and pen

    CVWD approves budget, keeps domestic water rates stable

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved a $369 million operating and capital improvement budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which keeps domestic water rates stable, Read on...
  40. Construction Aerial

    CVWD reopens traffic lanes closed for spill repair

    Traffic operations returned to normal Monday, June 12 at the intersection of Portola Avenue and Hovley Lane East in Palm Desert, where Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews completed repair work ahead of schedule. Read on...
  41. Whitewater channel repair

    CVWD sewer spill update

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews continue to repair two sewer pipes that broke Saturday night, releasing an estimated 2.4 million gallons of wastewater into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel near Cook Street in Palm Desert. Read on...
  42. Construction

    Traffic advisory on Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive

    A CVWD contractor will be working in the intersection of Ramon Road and Bob Hope Drive starting at 11 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 in a project that is expected to close multiple lanes on both roads at the intersection through Friday, June 16. Read on...
  43. Sewer spill June 4, 2017

    Repairs continue on two sewer pipes, traffic advisory remains for Portola and Hovley Lane East

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews continue to repair two sewer pipes that broke Saturday night, releasing a significant amount of wastewater into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel near Cook Street in Palm Desert. Read on...
  44. Yellow Triangle with Exclamation Alert Web

    Two sewer lines break and spill into the stormwater channel, service unaffected

    Two sewer pipes broke late last night, releasing more than 100,000 gallons of wastewater into the Whitewater River Stormwater Channel adjacent to Cook Street in Palm Desert. Read on...
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    Traffic advisory

    Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Ramon Road just west of Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage from Thursday, May 25 through Friday, June 9. Read on...
  46. Artesian Well

    CVWD offers rebates for septic system, well improvements

    Coachella Valley property owners can apply for rebates to seal or eliminate leaky wells or to improve failing septic systems in two programs sponsored by the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD). Read on...
  47. Desert_Landscape photo

    CVWD recognizes community water savers

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today honored a Cathedral City couple and a Palm Desert HOA with conservation awards. Read on...
  48. Whitewater turn out

    Local agencies warn community about dangers of rapid flows at Whitewater River

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) are reminding residents and visitors to avoid the Whitewater River channel near Windy Point on either side of Interstate 10. Read on...
  49. Lake Oroville

    CVWD supports governor’s lifting of drought emergency

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) supports actions taken Friday to lift the state’s drought emergency while shifting focus to long-term conservation efforts and improved planning for future droughts. Read on...
  50. Golfers

    CVWD awards third round of golf course rebates

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has approved $420,000 in rebates to golf courses to replace turf with desert-friendly, drought-tolerant landscaping.   Through the program, six courses will remove more than 33 acres of turf. Read on...
  51. CVWD & DWA Logos

    Agencies request Supreme Court intervention to protect public water rights

    Ruling from U.S. Supreme Court could decide control over local groundwater Read on...
  52. Thomas E. Levy Groundwater Replenishment Facility

    CVWD moves forward with plans for new groundwater replenishment facility

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today approved hiring a consultant to design a new groundwater replenishment facility in Palm Desert to help improve groundwater levels in the mid-valley. Read on...
  53. 2016-17 Budget Book Cover

    Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award five times in a row

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) annual budget document for the 2016-17 fiscal year has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Read on...
  54. CVWD Board Room

    Statement from CVWD about Federal Appeals Court Ruling in groundwater case

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reviewing today’s federal appeals court ruling that found the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has impliedly reserved federal rights to groundwater in the Coachella Valley. Read on...
  55. CVWD Board room

    CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

    The Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in CVWD’s Forbes auditorium in Coachella. Closed session will begin at 5 p.m. and open session will begin at 6 p.m. Read on...
  56. Rainy day, wet sidewalk

    CVWD issues reminder to use caution during storms

    With a strong storm predicted for this weekend, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding in the channel and washes. Read on...
  57. Water glass in the sink

    New Task Force seeks safe, affordable water and sewer service for disadvantaged communities

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has collaborated with local stakeholders to form the new Disadvantaged Communities Infrastructure Task Force. Read on...
  58. American Heart Association recognizes CVWD

    American Heart Association recognizes CVWD for its dedication to workplace health

    The American Heart Association has designated the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) as a “Fit-Friendly Worksite,” recognizing the district’s commitment to employee wellness. Read on...
  59. Rainy day, wet sidewalk

    CVWD urges caution during expected storms

    With several strong storms expected into early next week, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding in the channel and washes. Read on...
  60. Whitewater River

    Northern California storms mean more water for Coachella Valley

    Significant rainfall and snow in Central and Northern California since December bodes well for the Coachella Valley’s water supply. Read on...
  61. FLoodin water in storm channel

    Flood Advisory

    With water currently flowing in the Whitewater River/Coachella Valley Stormwater Channel and more rain expected this weekend, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger. Read on...
  62. CVWD mobile app screens

    CVWD launches new user-friendly mobile app for its customers

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) customers can now get quick and convenient access to the latest information and more with the launch of the new, user-friendly CVWD mobile app. The free app is available for iPhone and Android devices. Read on...
  63. Water flowing in the Storm Channel

    Flood Advisory

    With the majority of rain expected in the San Bernardino and Santa Rosa Mountains this weekend, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding and stormwater flow in the Whitewater Read on...
  64. Director Anthony Bianco is sworn in

    CVWD Board welcomes new director, honors outgoing member

    Coachella Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors today welcomed new Director Anthony Bianco, who was elected last month to represent Division 2. Read on...
  65. SCE upgrade check presentation

    Edison presents CVWD with rebate check for impressive energy savings

    Southern California Edison (SCE) today presented Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) with an incentive check representing a rebate of more than $227,000, thanks to significant upgrades at the district’s largest wastewater reclamation plant. Read on...
  66. H2O Help logo

    CVWD and United Way team up to help limited-income customers pay their water bills

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is pleased to announce it is partnering with United Way of the Desert to launch the new Help2Others Customer Assistance Program to provide a financial assistance to low-income water customers. Read on...
  67. Adjusting irrigation clock

    CVWD adopts day-of-use irrigation restrictions

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will again institute day-of-use restrictions for irrigation. Read on...
  68. Conservation actions collage

    CVWD and State Water Board announce new conservation program

    Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) have announced collaboration of a new conservation program aimed at helping professional landscapers in the Coachella Valley be more efficient water Read on...
  69. Board of Directors

    CVWD lifts drought penalties and extends water-use restrictions

    Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) Board of Directors today lifted drought penalties, effective June 1, in response to the State's transition to water supply-based conservation targets. Read on...
  70. Outdoor conservation collage

    CVWD statement on Gov. Brown’s order establishing long-term water conservation measures

    ov. Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order today that establishes long-term water conservation measures, including permanent water use restrictions and monthly reporting requirements. Read on...
  71. 2015-2016 Coachella Valley Water District Operating Budget

    Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award, again

    Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) annual budget document for the 2015-16 fiscal year has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Read on...

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