On June 20, Desert Water Agency’s Board of Directors, made up of local community representatives, voted unanimously to approve the agency’s fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. The Board also allowed the planned rate increase to move forward and implemented late fees to cover the resources spent on delinquent accounts.
A federal district court ruled yesterday in favor of Riverside County and Desert Water Agency in a lawsuit filed by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The ruling will protect local residents from cost shifts and preserve local government’s ability to provide vital public services. The lawsuit aimed to prohibit the county from collecting taxes from individuals and businesses that lease reservation property.
At its June 20 meeting, DWA's Board of Directors (made up of elected community members) will be reviewing the rate increase planned for July 1, 2017. The Board will also review the 2017-2018 budget and new late fee and shutoff policies. Join us at this meeting or share your input with us ahead of time.
Desert Water Agency and the Palm Springs Animal Shelter have formed a new partnership to promote dog adoptions during the summer months.
Desert Water Agency is providing travel dog bowls and bandanas to the shelter to send home with every dog adopted during the Dog Days of Summer, June through August. Each week DWA will place a photo of an adoptable senior or long-term dog in their lobby and employee break room. The agency will also highlight the program in its customer newsletter and post photos of the adoptable dogs on Facebook and Twitter.