Critical drought conditions continue to raise alarm across most of California. Fortunately, due to a reliable water supply in our groundwater basin and continuing conservations measures, the Coachella Valley sees less impact.
First, a reminder of where we are today:
- Coachella Valley water supplies remain stable in contrast to shortages in much of the rest of California.
- Riverside County is not among the more than 50 counties under drought emergency orders.
- Gov. Newsom has called for all Californians to voluntarily reduce water use by 15 percent.
- CVWD encourages water efficiency practices due to our hot, desert climate.
Residents can take these steps to reduce consumption and improve water use efficiency.
CVWD will continue to enforce water-use restrictions that became law in 2017. Among them, these apply to residents.
- Irrigate during or within 48 hours of measurable rainfall.
- Apply water to landscapes so that it runs off to adjacent property, roads, parking lots, etc.
- Use a hose to wash cars, windows, solar panels or tennis courts unless it has a shut-off nozzle.
- Use potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature unless the water is part of a recirculating system.
- Hose off hard surfaces, including driveways and sidewalks.
Visit CVWD.org/drought for more information and updates.