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Water Counts Academy accepting applications

Water Counts Academy accepting applications

CV Water Counts, a group of the local water agencies, is accepting applications for the 2018 session of a FREE program called the Water Counts Academy. Classes will be held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Palm Desert on February 6, 13, 20 & 27 with a tour and completion ceremony on March 3 from 9:00 to 3:30. APPLY today at www.CVWaterCounts.com/Academy before January 25.

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Supreme Court denies petition to hear water rights case

Supreme Court denies petition to hear water rights case

The United States Supreme Court announced today it will not review a court decision in a lawsuit that the Agua Caliente Tribe filed against Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) in 2013 seeking unprecedented rights to groundwater, superseding all other water users . The decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, granting superior rights to groundwater to the Tribe will remain in effect.

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DWA finishing work on 2017 pipeline projects

DWA finishing work on 2017 pipeline projects

Starting on June 19, Desert Water Agency began installing new pipelines in select areas across the city. Many of the pipelines being replaced date back to the mid-1900s and have had a significant leak problem.

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Thanksgiving Water Saving Tips

Thanksgiving Water Saving Tips

1. Turn sprinklers off if kids are playing in the yard
2. Defrost in the refrigerator - not with running water
3. For fluffy potatoes use a little water, not a full pot
4. Use charms or labels to cut down on extra glasses
5. Water plants if guests leave water or ice behind
6. Wash full loads in the dishwasher
7. For Black Friday, apply for a water-saving rebate online!

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Agencies replenish more water than ever before in 2017

Agencies replenish more water than ever before in 2017

Together, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA) have replenished more than 330,000 acre - feet of imported water into the Coachella Valley groundwater basin so far this year. That is more imported water than has ever been replenished within a year and is more than will be used this year by all groundwater pumpers, marking a significant milestone in increasing groundwater levels in local aquifers.

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DWA fall tour: November 1

DWA fall tour: November 1

Desert Water Agency is hosting a tour on November 1 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The tour will start at the agency's headquarters (1200 Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs).

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Groundwater replenishment reaches milestone

Groundwater replenishment reaches milestone

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. 

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10 states & 4 organizations support DWA in lawsuit

10 states & 4 organizations support DWA in lawsuit

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.

Water Rights Lawsuit

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Rebate funding is available

Rebate funding is available

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!

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DWA recognizes water savers

DWA recognizes water savers

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.

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