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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Traffic advisory: Portion of Warner Trail to be closed Thursday night

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Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will close a portion of Warner Trail in Palm Desert on Thursday night to repair a reclaimed water line.

During the repairs, which will begin about 10 p.m. Thursday and are expected to be completed by 7 a.m. Friday, so...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

CVWD approves domestic rate increase

CVWD Board Room

The Board of Directors of Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) voted Tuesday to increase domestic water rates.

The rate increase, which will go into effect on July 1, increases the average monthly bill for customers by $1.84 per month.

The increase approv...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

CVWD warns residents of district impersonators

Meter Reader

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is warning residents about a company impersonating water district personnel as a means to enter their homes.

A customer reported to CVWD today that around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, a man visited his property claiming t...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

CVWD announces new time for board meeting

CVWD Board Room

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has rescheduled its next board meeting for 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 28.

The meeting will be held at CVWD’s Forbes Auditorium, 51-501 Tyler Street in Coachella. It will begin with closed session at 4 p.m. and then move into...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

CVWD hires security firm to patrol Whitewater River near I-10

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Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has hired a security firm to patrol the Whitewater River area near Interstate 10 to prevent people from trespassing in and near the water.

Southwest Protective Services will provide security services daily from sunris...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

CVWD: Analysis shows increasing groundwater levels in the Coachella Valley

Thomas E. Levy Groundwater Replenishment Facility

An annual analysis of groundwater levels shows significant increases over the past 10 years throughout most of the Coachella Valley.

The two annual reports for the 2017-18 water year, one on the Indio Subbasin and the other on the Mission Creek Subbasin, w...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Key Claims Dismissed in Agua Caliente’s Case Against Water Agencies

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Court says water agencies haven’t harmed the Tribe

Coachella Valley – A federal court announced on Friday, April 19, 2019 that the Agua Caliente Tribe was not harmed because it has always had access to as much high-quality wate...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

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

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(Coachella Valley, CA) Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) remind residents and visitors it is unlawful to enter the Whitewater River channel and area canals.

Both areas pose extreme danger, which is why it is unlawful to e...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

CVWD Board Room

The Coachella Valley Water District Board of Directors will conduct its next regular public meeting during the evening of Tuesday, March 26, part of on-going efforts to increase CVWD’s transparency and accessibility to the general public.

The meeting will ...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

CVWD completes Drought Contingency Plan approvals, supports federal action to enact Plan

CVWD Board Room

By a unanimous vote today (4-0), the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board approved the remaining agreements for the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), thereby having the ability to participate when the legislation is completed. By anot...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

CVWD celebrates replenishment milestone

Palm Desert Replenishment Facility Milestone Celebration

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the Palm Desert Replenishment Facility.

In a ceremony today (Feb. 20), CVWD officials provided an overview of the project and a ceremonial turning of the valve to bring wate...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Media advisory for Feb. 20, 2019

Palm Desert Replenishment Project

The media is invited to cover a milestone celebration highlighting the completion of Phase 1 of the Palm Desert Replenishment Facility.

What: Event will provide an overview of the project and a ceremonial turning of the valve to bring water into a new repl...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Coachella Valley Water District receives multiple awards from professional association

CWEA CORBS Awards

Coachella Valley Water District has been recognized with numerous awards this year from the Colorado River Basin Section (CORBS) of the California Water Environment Association, including a Collections System of the Year Award.

The awards for work conducte...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

CVWD urges caution during expected storm

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With a strong storm expected to impact the area for the next several days, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is reminding everyone of the potential danger related to flash flooding in the channel and washes.

Even when it is not raining on the vall...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

IMPORTANT SAFETY ADVISORY

Traffic Alert Sign

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is advising residents to avoid the Desert X exhibit located on North Indian Canyon Road as a safety precaution.

The Desert X exhibit titled “Augmented Reality” is located on CVWD land. CVWD denied Desert X’s request f...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

CVWD expands assistance to customers

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Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has expanded a customer assistance program to help during times of natural disasters, government shutdowns and other periods of financial hardship.

The Board of Directors voted Tuesday (Feb. 12) to expand the Help2Oth...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Traffic advisory for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

Traffic Alert Sign

Motorists are being asked to avoid the intersection of Washington Street and Fred Waring Drive on the border of Palm Desert and Indian Wells as a sewer line break has closed the southbound lane of Washington at that intersection.

Crews from Coachella Valle...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Traffic advisory: Work in Rancho Mirage on Jan. 23 will impact travel

Construction

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) will conduct work on Wednesday Jan. 23 that will impact traffic in Rancho Mirage from about 7 a.m. to about 4 p.m. 

The work near the intersection of Bob Hope Drive and Frank Sinatra Drive will require lane c...

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

CVWD recognized for work on welded steel reservoir

Steel tank of the year

The Coachella Valley Water District was recently awarded a 2017 Steel Tank of the Year award for a 6.5 million gallon steel reservoir in Thousand Palms.

The award was from STI/SPFA, a trade association representing fabricators of steel construction product...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

CVWD approves a component of the Drought Contingency Plan

CVWD Board Room

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) today approved one component of a plan among the seven Colorado River Basin States to ensure that the Colorado River will remain a reliable source of water for Southern California and the Southwest region.

During ...

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Traffic Advisory: Work to close intersection and one lane at Washington Street and Calle Tampico

Construction

A Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) construction project in La Quinta will close the intersection at Washington Street and Calle Tampico from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 and Thursday, Dec. 13.

On Dec. 14, construction will continue on Calle...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

Two CVWD projects selected to receive EPA federal loans

Construction Plans

Two Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) stormwater projects have been selected to receive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal loans through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA).

CVWD’s two projects were part of a total o...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

CVWD reminds customers to be wary of possible scams

Customer Paying Bill at the Customer Service Desk

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

Recently a customer reported receiving a call from someone who identified themselves as being with...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

CVWD to mark 100th anniversary with public celebration

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Media advisory 

Sunday, Nov. 4

What: A public celebration will mark the 100th anniversary of the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD), which was established in 1918.

Where: The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, 47900 Portola Avenue in Palm Desert. Th...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

CVWD invites public to its 100th anniversary party

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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.

As part of the celebration, the first 100 visitors to The Liv...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

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

Construction

A Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) 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 Novembe...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Wastewater treatment project in Mecca highlights coordination between multiple agencies

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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 Huerta Polanco Park to th...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Media Advisory Oct. 17, 2018

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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 o...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

CVWD offers new educational tours

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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.

“These new educational tours will give customers a chance to see the internal workings of CVWD and the ex...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

American Heart Association recognizes CVWD for its commitment to employee wellness

American Heart Association Award

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.

“We appreciate this recognition from the Am...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

CVWD board to hold evening meeting in Palm Desert

CVWD Board Room

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.

The evening meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the auditorium at ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2018

CVWD’s Annual Review available for customers

Annual Review 2017-18

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.

The district analyzed more than 18,000 water samples last year to ens...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

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

Whitewater turn out

(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.

Both areas pose extreme danger, which is why it is unlawful to ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

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

Construction

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.

During a two-week period, the bike lane and a single lane of westbound traffic ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

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

Construction

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.

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) contractor, T.E. Roberts, will be insta...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

CVWD begins work on an Irrigation Distribution Improvement project

Construction

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.

The La Quinta Irrigation Distribu...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

CVWD honored for award-winning financial report

2017 CAFR

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 to CVWD fo...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

CVWD approves budget, does not raise water rates

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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, thanks in part to offsetting project costs thr...

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Construction underway on CVWD’s Palm Desert Groundwater Replenishment Facility

Palm Desert Groundwater Recharge 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.

CVWD’s historical approach ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

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

Whitewater turn out

Avoid tragedy by finding safe alternatives and avoiding ‘No Trespassing’ areas along river

(Coachella Valley, CA) Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) are reminding residents and visitors to avoid the Whitewater River channe...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

CVWD supports Proposition 68 and November Water Bond

Water Bond Collage

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.

Prop...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Take Care of your Trash!

CVWD, The Living Desert and Burrtec logos

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! Improper disposal of trash can have major impacts to the community including damaging infrastructure, bloc...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

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

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Grant will complete project to provide wastewater service to St. Anthony’s mobile home park

Today, Dr. Raul Ruiz (D-Palm Desert) and the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) announced a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant for $6...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award

2017-18 Operating & Capital Improvement Budget

Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) annual budget document for the 2017-18 fiscal year has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

CVWD also received...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

CVWD board to conduct evening meeting in Coachella

CVWD Board Room

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.

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

CVWD celebrates 100th anniversary

100th Anniversary board meeting logo reveal

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) today celebrated the 100th anniversary of the date the district was established in 1918.

To mark the occasion, President John Powell Jr. and Vice President Cástulo Estrada unveiled an enhanced CVWD logo...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Supreme Court denies petition to hear water rights case

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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 seeking unprecedented rights to ground...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Agencies replenish more water than ever before in 2017

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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.

That is more imported water than has ever been reple...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

CVWD announces support for California WaterFix project

Whitewater recharge

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) Board of Directors today voted unanimously to support the California WaterFix, a project that will modernize and upgrade a vital section of the state’s aging water infrastructure and delivery system and increase ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

CVWD board to hold evening meeting in Palm Desert

CVWD Board Room

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 in the auditorium at CVWD’s Steven Robbins Administration Buildi...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

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

Whitewater pond snow on mountains

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 and expect to put more water into the aquifer this calendar year than will be used...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

CVWD joins Twitter and expands community outreach efforts

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Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is getting more social by adding Twitter to its many community education efforts.

“Twitter will provide us with an additional tool to share important water-related information with CVWD customers and other stakeholder...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

CVWD customers can now use new online bill pay system

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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.

This upgrade is being implemented as part of an effort to provide better customer s...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

CVWD urges caution during stormy weather

Car crossing flooding

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.

Even when it is n...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Work closes two lanes on Washington Street

Construction

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.

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) crews will be replacing manhole frames ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Work closes lanes at Bob Hope/Dinah Shore intersection

Construction

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

One lane will be closed on southbound Bob Hope Drive to
Dinah Shore Drive.  At that intersection,one lane will be closed ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

CVWD project continues closures on Bob Hope Drive, Ramon Road

Construction

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. 

Sections of northbound and southbound  traf...

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Posted on: June 27, 2017

CVWD changes sewer rate structure

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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.

The new structure, effective Ja...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

CVWD and State Water Board announce new conservation program

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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 ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

CVWD lifts drought penalties and extends water-use restrictions

Board of Directors

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.

The Board also updated its water use-restrictions to coincide...

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

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

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Gov. Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order today that establishes long-term water conservation measures, including permanent water use restrictions and monthly reporting requirements.  Additionally, State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) staff rel...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

Coachella Valley Water District receives national budget award, again

2015-2016 Coachella Valley Water District Operating Budget

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).

This is the fourth...

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