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Oct 06

CVWD showcases essential role of water agency staff

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 4:35 PM by Diane Carmony

As part of California’s fourth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week, Oct. 3-11, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is proud the highlight the important role our essential workers play in making sure our communities have safe and reliable water.  

Now more than ever, we appreciate the dedication of our highly trained scientists, operators, technicians and other specialists who work at CVWD.

With a service area of 1,000 square miles ranging from the San Gorgonio Pass to the Salton Sea, CVWD meets the water related needs of more than 109,000 homes and businesses.

Our multi-faceted operation incorporates an impressive seven fields of service:

*Agricultural irrigation and drainage

*Domestic (drinking) water

* Groundwater replenishment and imported water

* Recycled water

* Stormwater protection and flood control

* Wastewater treatment

* Water conservation

CVWD also recognizes the vitality of the water industry. Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California’s water industry and it needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover.

The water industry offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in hydrology and hydrogeology, engineering, biology, finance, business administration, law, communications and many more positions in high-demand occupations.

More information about CVWD and the important role our essential workers provide to the community is available at


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