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Postponed Rate Increase Now up For Consideration

A water rate increase postponed in July of 2020 may go into effect 18 months later, in January. The Desert Water Agency Board of Directors will consider the rate increase at their next meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The proposed rate adjustment was the...

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Provide input on division boundaries at public hearing

Final 2020 Census data will soon be available, and will likely require Desert Water Agency to redraw its division maps. DWA will hold a public hearing at 8 a.m. on Sept.  21 to gather input on the communities and principles it should consider during the mapping...

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One of Palm Springs’ Largest HOAs to Skip Overseeding

To help conserve water during another significant drought in the West, Canyon Estates - the 79-acre Palm Springs community known for its mid-century modern designed homes - will not scalp or overseed as is common practice for grass areas in the fall. “Our Board of...

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DWA hosts vaccine clinic

Desert Water Agency will host a Riverside County COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 1200 S. Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs. The free clinic is open to the public and will offer the Pfizer and J & J vaccines. Desert Water...

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Californians asked to voluntarily use 15% less water

Governor Gavin Newsom is asking all Californians to reduce their household water use voluntarily by 15 percent compared to last year. While locals are not required to reduce water use and local water supplies are healthy, DWA encourages people to do what they can to...

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DWA opens lobby; COVID relief changes in store

UPDATE: Masks are now required for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. This change is in response to guidance from the County of Riverside, California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) .  Desert Water Agency...

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Ask an engineer – your questions answered

Ever wondered how a well works? How we replenish the aquifer? Or how reservoirs store water? Get all your water system questions answered during Desert Water Agency’s “Ask an engineer” Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. on June 23. DWA engineers will be on hand to answer all...

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