DWA’s system is made up of about 392 miles of pipeline, but currently, has about 80 miles in need of replacement. This was a major cost driver for the agency and made rate increases unavoidable. We will now be able to generate the funds necessary to help keep our water system healthy.
Some of DWA's pipelines were installed before the Great Depression.
Our team has identified the areas in most critical need of replacement and developed a schedule to start replacements. Most of the work will be done in summer months to avoid traffic. We are coordinating with the City of Palm Springs to help reduce project cost and inconvenience for our community.
From 2017 until at least 2031, DWA plans to install about 2.75 miles of new pipe a year.
For 2017, the following areas have been prioritized: Linda Vista, Pasatiempo, Paseo El Mirador (Via Donna to Linda Vista and Via Miraleste to Ave Caballeros), Camino Norte (Stevens to Via Monte Vista and Via Monte Vista to Vine), Broadmoor (Waverly to Brentwood), Via Monte Vista (Las Palmas to Vine and Camino Norte to Stevens), Stevens Rd (Via Monte Vista to Rose).