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Posted on: October 15, 2018

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 U.S. Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Water Resources and assistance from Pueblo Unido CDC.

What: Event will provide a project spotlight on the St. Anthony’s Sewer Pipeline and Lift Station. The project will connect St. Anthony’s Trailer Park and Huerta Polanco Park to the CVWD waste water treatment system. Future communities from up to one mile away will be able to connect to the new lift station and sewer pipeline.

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 17, 2018 

Who: Confirmed speakers include:

  • Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D., CA-36
  • Vic Nguyen, chief, Southern Regional Office, California Department of Water Resources
  • V. Manuel Perez, Riverside County supervisor, 4th District
  • Sergio Carranza, founder and executive director, Pueblo Unido CDC
  • Cástulo R. Estrada, vice president, Coachella Valley Water District

Impact: The St. Anthony’s project is critical to the health and safety of the 136 households in the mobile home park to address the current failing wastewater and water systems. St. Anthony’s currently relies on an outdated septic system with open lagoons that are located adjacent to the residential development. High groundwater levels in the area combined with the current shallow well the community relies on poses a serious health risk to residents if not addressed. This project will provide sewer service to these customers, as well as provide the infrastructure for others nearby to connect to the sewer system.

Interview opportunities: All speakers will be available for interviews at the end of the event.

Directions: Enter 67075 California 111, Mecca, into your GPS. This will guide you to the turn-out from 111 for St. Anthony’s Trailer Park. Drive past the community, and follow signs for the event. Turn right onto 68th Avenue when the street comes to a T. Street parking is available along 68th Avenue and Lincoln Streets. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MAP.

For questions: Please contact Katie Evans, CVWD, Director of Communications and Conservation at 760.625.8925 or

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