By Joseph K. Stuart, DWA's Board President - The other day at the market I saw lots of empty shelves. I had heard about our local stores running low on hand sanitizers and toilet paper. However, I did not expect that bottled water was a coveted quarantine stockpile item. People need to go no further than the sinks in their homes for water in a quarantine scenario.
Many local stores are experiencing high volume purchases of hand sanitizer, toilet paper and bottled water. Desert Water Agency is alerting the community to the fact that tap water is a safe, reliable and less expensive alternative to purchasing bottled water.
Desert Water Agency crews are installing a water service line at the request of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for its new Cultural Center at Indian Canyon and Andreas Road in Palm Springs.
The project was originally scheduled to occur before the Indian Canyon two way conversion, however the tribe rescheduled it several times.
Work along Indian Canyon Drive started Tuesday, Jan. 21 and should be completed by the end of the month.
Coachella Valley water agencies met Monday to kick off the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan process, required by the state every five years.
Representatives from Coachella Valley Water District, City of Coachella, City of Indio, Mission Springs Water District and Myoma Dunes Water Company, all attended the meeting held at Desert Water Agency.