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Pipeline replacement wrapping up

Pipeline replacement wrapping up

Desert Water Agency’s 2019 Pipeline Replacement Project that kicked off in June is set to wrap up by the end of November.

Each year DWA identifies and replaces pipelines in critical areas across the city. The work is done during the summer months to avoid traffic.

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DWA and Hospitality Association help hotels and restaurants save

DWA and Hospitality Association help hotels and restaurants save

Desert Water Agency and the Palm Springs Hospitality Association partnered up on a Waste Reduction workshop Tuesday to help hotels and restaurants reduce their environmental impacts. 

Supervisors, managers and owners in the foodservice or hotel industry attended.

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New & updated rebates launch today

New & updated rebates launch today

Desert Water Agency launched new and easier rebates today to help customers save water and money.

These incentives are designed to cover a portion of the cost to install water efficient devices inside and outside the home.  

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DWA hosts rebate workshop for new & easier programs

DWA hosts rebate workshop for new & easier programs

Desert Water Agency will launch new and easier rebate programs in September to help customers save water and money.

These rebates for homes and businesses are designed to cover a portion of the cost to install various devices that help conserve water and decrease monthly water bills. 

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DWA approves map for election by division

DWA approves map for election by division

The Desert Water Agency Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a map which breaks the service boundaries into five divisions and kick-starts the transition from at-large to division elections.

The approved Map F – one of six proposed maps –   will be used starting in the November 2020 election. Until then, all board members will serve at-large representing the entire service area which includes Palm Springs and portions of Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and unincorporated Riverside County.

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New election division map available for review

A new division map for Desert Water Agency elections is now available for public review. There are six maps (A, B, C, D, E revised and F) that members of the public can review and provide feedback on. A fifth pubilc hearing on this matter will be on July 16 at Desert Water Agency. At that time, the Board of Directors will vote to adopt a final map. 

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Water Quality Report now available online

Water Quality Report now available online

Lots of people are curious about water in the desert. Where does it come from? How is the quality? Is it safe to drink?

Our annual Water Quality Report, now available on our website, answers those questions and many others. It contains a variety of useful information including an FAQ section that answers common water quality questions and sample results from water delivered in 2018.

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Sierra snow levels at 188%

Sierra snow levels at 188%

The final snow survey of 2019 showed a healthy late-spring snowpack and that means ample water supplies across the state, according to the California Department of Water Resources.  

The survey taken May 1 at the Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada mountains shows a snowpack of 188 percent of average thanks to the wet winter.

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Key Claims Dismissed in Agua Caliente’s Case Against Water Agencies

Court says water agencies haven’t harmed the Tribe

A federal court announced on Friday, April 19 that the Agua Caliente Tribe was not harmed because it has always had access to as much high-quality water as it needs. The judge ruled that the Tribe does not have standing, the right to pursue a lawsuit against the local public water agencies, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA). The only claim remaining in the Tribe’s lawsuit is the “narrow issue” of whether the Tribe has an ownership interest in storage space for groundwater under its reservation, the court wrote.

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Sierra snowpack boosts local water supply

Sierra snowpack boosts local water supply

Statewide the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 162 percent of average, thanks to the wet winter that has heavily dusted the mountains.

The Department of Water Resources conducted their fourth snow survey of 2019 on April 1 and recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 51 inches.

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