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CVWD was formed in 1918 to protect and conserve local water sources. Since then, the District has grown into a multifaceted agency that delivers irrigation and domestic (drinking) water, collects and recycles wastewater, provides regional storm water protection, replenishes the groundwater basin and promotes water conservation.

CVWD is a special district established by the state legislature and governed by a 5-member Board of Directors elected to 4-year terms by district voters. Each director represents a division of the district, but is elected at-large by all voters. The Board of Directors sets policy and represents the ratepayers.

Coachella Valley Water District first ventured into providing drinking water to Coachella Valley residents in 1961, when it took over the operations of 2 privately held water companies. At the time it served only 1,100 active water meters. Today, the district is the largest provider of drinking water in the Coachella Valley.

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We Value Excellence

The district values Excellence in Innovation, Integrity, Transparency and Teamwork. Our Workforce Development Program helps to guide our employees into the future by providing a systematic framework to facilitate the efficient, effective use of resources, which guides the development of a training curriculum based on business needs to enhance job knowledge and skills of the District’s workforce, and promotes professional development.

Leadership Development Academy GraduatesCVWD employees from various departments complete the district’s eight-month long Leadership Develop Program. 

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The district strives to attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Many of our employees have worked at the district for more than 20 years. Our employees come from diverse, cultural and professional backgrounds. The district promotes high performance, diversity and equal employment opportunities. We offer careers in a wide range of fields.

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We Value Our Employees

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Live in the Coachella Valley

The valley contains the resort cities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert, as well as Rancho Mirage, Indio, Coachella, La Quinta, Indian Wells and Cathedral City altogether. With more than 350 days of sunshine per year and the warmest winters in the western US – though summer can be quite hot – recreational hiking and horseback riding are popular in the many canyons in the mountains that surround the valley. Roughly 125 golf courses blanket the area, making it one of the world’s premier golf destinations and is the most popular golf vacation destination in California. 

The area is also dotted with casinos run by local Indian tribes as well as resort hotels and spas with natural mineral water wells, making it a vacation destination as well. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes visitors from the valley floor to the San Jacinto Peak mountain station 8516 feet (2595 m) above sea level.

Palm Springs is home to one of the country’s largest collections of mid-century architecture. Thousands of homes, apartments, hotels, businesses and other buildings were designed in this fashion across the city.

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