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.
DWA plans to install about 2.75 miles of new pipe a year until at least 2031.
In 2019, the following areas will be replaced: Livmor Avenue from Farrell Drive to Civic Drive, Airlane Drive from Andreas Road to Plaimor Avenue, Sybil Road from Livmor Avenue to Plaimor Avenue, Morsun Circle from Livmor Avenue to end of street, Easmor Circle from Livmor Avenue to end of street, Plaimor Avenue from Easmor Circle to Airlane Drive, Cahuilla Road from Via Lola to Hermosa Place, Hermosa Place from Patencio Road to Prescott Drive, Canyon Place from Patencio Road to Mission Road, Merito Place from Patencio Road to N. Palm Canyon Drive, Mission Road from Merito Place to Hermosa Place, Cahuilla Road from Alejo Road to Merito Place, Chino Drive from Vine Avenue to Belardo Road, Prescott Drive from Merito Place to El Alameda, Mountain View Place from Mission Road to Prescott Drive, Via Miraleste from Chuckwalla Road to Mel Avenue, Chia Road from Via Miraleste to Avenida Caballeros, The Palms Street from Via Miraleste to end of street.
Work is expected to begin this summer. Check back for updates on the 2019 pipeline replacement project.
In 2018, the following areas were replaced: Ramon Road between El Cielo Road and Calle Santa Cruz, Cottonwood Road, Chaparral Road, Via Miraleste between Vista Chino and Chuckwalla, Chuckwalla Road between Via Miraleste and Chaparral Road, Francis Drive between Indian Canyon and Via Miraleste, Racquet Club Road between Indian Canyon and Starr Road, Starr Road between Racquet Club Road and Francis Drive, Laurel Circle, Sycamore Circle, Desert Willow Circle and Desert Holly Circle.