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Posted on: November 18, 2019

CVWD alerts customers about scam

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Coachella Valley Water District has learned that a number of customers have been misinformed recently that their drinking water is contaminated and needs to be tested.

CVWD wants to assure customers that these claims are false, says Katie Evans, Director of Communications and Conservation.  

A group going by the name USA Water Quality has contacted customers and told them their drinking water had carcinogens and needs to be tested, among other claims.

CVWD wants to emphasize that:

  • CVWD water meets all state and federal drinking water quality standards.
  • CVWD has no relationship with USA Water Quality.
  • CVWD does not give customer contact details to USA Water Quality.

CVWD is committed to providing high quality drinking water that meets strict federal and state drinking water quality standards. The district analyzes more than 20,000 water samples annually for more than 100 regulated and unregulated substances at state certified laboratories as required by the State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Results of those tests are summarized in CVWD’s 2018-19 Annual Review. It is available in English at and in Spanish at If you would like a paper copy of the 2018-19 Annual Review mailed to you, please call (760) 391-9600 or email

The Coachella Valley Water District is a public agency governed by a five-member board of directors. The district provides domestic and irrigation water, agricultural drainage, wastewater treatment and reclamation services, regional storm water protection, groundwater management and water conservation. It serves approximately 108,000 residential and business customers across 1,000 square miles, located primarily in Riverside County, but also in portions of Imperial and San Diego counties.

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