You may notice a line item on your property taxes from Desert Water Agency. The tax amount is $0.10 per 100 in assessed value of your property. You may pay this tax even if Desert Water Agency isn't your water provider. This is because bringing water to the region enhances property value. That amount helps pay for our community's share of the fixed costs on the State Water Project, which helps bring imported water to our region. To learn more about our imported water, see "Imported Water."