If you’ve ever been curious about water in the Coachella Valley and the elaborate process involved in delivering safe and reliable water to homes and businesses – then Water Counts Academy is for you.

The academy kicks off on Feb. 9 with free classes via Zoom through March 9. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Jan. 31.

The program is put on by CV Water Counts, a collaboration of six local water agencies including Desert Water Agency.

The five-week comprehensive program is designed to educate community members on local water issues.

Topics to be covered include: water quality and regulations, conservation, water supply, imported water, building and development, water efficiency, sustainability, groundwater, the Salton Sea and drought.

Classes are held once a week on Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9. The last class will consist of a virtual tour and presentation by all six local water agencies.

Participants must attend all five classes to receive a certificate of completion.

For more information or to register go to www.cvwatercounts.com/academy.