Salt & Nutrient Management Planning

Salt and Nutrient Management Plans (SNMP) are mandated by the State of California’s Recycled Water Policy, adopted in 2009 and amended in 2018. The Policy encourages the use of recycled water from municipal wastewater sources as it becomes an increasingly important source of water for California and here in the Coachella Valley. However, recycled water contains salts and nutrients that must be managed on a basin-wide scale to protect the quality of the state’s groundwater. Therefore, SNMPs are required to evaluate current and future recycled water projects and ensure that groundwater basins are adequately managed to maintain water quality.

In June 2015, CVWD, Desert Water Agency, and Indio Water Authority created an SNMP for the Coachella Valley Groundwater Basin. The 2015 SNMP and appendices are available using the links below:
Coachella Valley Groundwater Basin Salt and Nutrient Management Plan
Coachella Valley Groundwater Basin Salt and Nutrient Management Plan Appendices

For more information contact:
Zoe Rodriguez del Rey, Water Resources Manager at ZRodriguezdelRey@cvwd.org