Desert Water Agency has an aggressive pipeline replacement program. Replacing old, unlined steel pipes with new, concrete lined, ductile iron pipes will improve water reliability, decrease repair costs and reduce water loss.

The next big project is along Avenida Caballeros, between Ramon Road and Tahquitz Canyon Way.

DWA hired a contractor to replace the current pipe, installed in 1953, with a new 30-inch pipeline. The project will cost about $2 million and is expected to start in January 2024 and wrap up in June 2024.

If driving in the area, please be considerate of workers. Their safety is a top priority.

If you regularly drive or live in the area, here is what to expect:

  • Roads will be open to through traffic including emergency, delivery, trash and street sweeping vehicles
  • Slowed traffic (lanes reduced) and limited access
  • Access to property will remain intact (if we are blocking, we’ll happily move upon request)
  • ‘No parking signs’ posted along the street as necessary
  • Noise from construction 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays (no work on weekends or Agency observed holidays)
  • Equipment and vehicles from Desert Water Agency and its contractors
  • Temporary paving will remain in place before final paving
  • Water service should remain on except for a brief period (less than half a day) for some customers toward the end of the project
  • DWA or its contractors will notify customers in advance of any water outage


We appreciate your patience throughout this project. It is an essential part of our responsibility to provide clean and reliable water to our customers.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Ryan Molhoek, Senior Engineer at Desert Water Agency, at or (760) 323-4971, ext. 148.