As of this week, Coachella Valley Water District and Desert Water Agency have imported more than 200,000 acre-feet of water for the year to replenish groundwater in the Coachella Valley. The public water agencies expect to put more water into the aquifer this calendar year than will be used by valley residents and businesses.
States and major organizations across the west have asked the United States Supreme Court to review a lawsuit that could shift control of local groundwater away from the public to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. This week, ten states; the National Water Resources Association; the Pacific Legal Foundation; the Western Coalition of Arid States; and the Irrigation & Electrical Districts’ Association of Arizona filed or signed on to briefs in support of the local, public water agencies, Desert Water Agency and Coachella Valley Water District.
Desert Water Agency offers a variety of water-saving programs that our Board of DIrectors approved funding for in the new fiscal year (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018). Programs include rebates for turf conversion, smart irrigation controllers and high-efficiency toilets. Additionally, the agency recently added an efficient sprinkler nozzle program, which allows customers to apply for free precision sprinkler nozzles. Funding for each program is first come, first served. Apply today!
At a recent Board meeting, DWA awarded some of its customers for the steps they've taken to save water. DWA and CV Water Counts recognized a homeowner, a business and a public entity for their outstanding projects replacing grass with desert landscaping. DWA also gave a special award to the City of Palm Springs for their efforts to save water during the drought restrictions period.