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Media Inquiries:

Victoria Llort, Director of Public Affairs and Conservation, 760-323-4971, ext. 273

Xochitl Peña, Public Affairs Manager, 760-323-4971, ext. 272

Nisha Ajmani, Senior Public Affairs Specialist , 760-323-4971, ext. 184

Desert Water Agency welcomes Victoria Llort

Desert Water Agency is pleased to announce Victoria Llort as its new Director of Public Affairs and Conservation. Llort started on April 22, 2024, and will oversee public awareness, conservation, legislative and community involvement programs. “Victoria is well-versed...

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Desert Water Agency General Manager Mark Krause Retires

After 29 years at Desert Water Agency – the last eight as General Manager and Chief Engineer – Mark Krause will retire on Feb. 22, 2024. Steve Johnson, current Assistant General Manager, will replace Krause upon his retirement. “It has been a privilege to serve the...

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DWA Board of Directors approves rate increase

At a public hearing on June 28, Desert Water Agency’s Board of Directors approved rate increases as the first step in a five-year rate plan for water, recycled water and wastewater. Most of the will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2024...

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DWA adds $2 million to grass removal rebate program

Desert Water Agency augmented its grass removal program budget by $2 million so more customers can apply for the incentive and help save water. The DWA Board of Directors unanimously approved the additional funding at its regular meeting Tuesday morning. The program...

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Desert Water Agency hosts two Candidate Workshops

Desert Water Agency has three Division seats up for election in November. DWA, which manages water in the western third of the Coachella Valley and provides tap water service to Palm Springs and a portion of Cathedral City, is run by a publicly elected Board of...

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One of Palm Springs’ Largest HOAs to Skip Overseeding

To help conserve water during another significant drought in the West, Canyon Estates - the 79-acre Palm Springs community known for its mid-century modern designed homes - will not scalp or overseed as is common practice for grass areas in the fall. “Our Board of...

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