Desert Water Agency’s system is made up of about 425 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. DWA plans to install about 3 miles of new pipe a year until at least 2031.
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.
The 2021 Pipeline Replacement Project includes old and leaky pipes located in Tahquitz River Estates and Araby Commons. Residents and businesses on the affected streets have been notified with project details. We will update this page as information becomes available. Check back for more details.
Araby Commons Tahquitz River Estates
We appreciate your patience. While we understand that the installation of new water facilities causes an inconvenience, it is an essential part our responsibility to provide clean, reliable water to you and your neighbors.