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Desert Water Agency is replacing several aging water pipelines throughout our system to help improve water reliability, decrease repair costs and reduce water loss.

We will install new pipeline on E. Via Altamira, between N. Avenida Caballeros and N. Hermosa Drive, starting the week of June 17, 2024. (Please see map.) Construction is anticipated to last about one month.

DWA has hired a contractor to do the work. Please be considerate of workers while driving in the project area. Their safety is a top priority.

What to expect:

  • Slowed traffic (lanes reduced) and limited access
  • ‘No parking signs’ posted along the street as necessary
  • Access to property to remain intact (if we are blocking, we’ll happily move upon request)
  • Noise from construction 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays (no work on weekends or Agency observed holidays)
  • Equipment and vehicles from Desert Water Agency and its contractors
  • A staging area for equipment will be located at a Desert Water Agency well site on the corner of N. Avenida Caballeros and E. Amado Road
  • Temporary paving will be put in place before final paving is done at a later date
  • Water service should remain on except for a brief period (less than half a day) for some customers toward the end of the project
  • DWA or its contractors will notify customers of any water outage in advance
  • Flushing to disinfect the new pipes before service will result in visible water flow along the street toward the end of the project; signs will be posted in affected areas and sandbags will be used to direct the water

While we understand that this project causes inconvenience, it is an essential part of our responsibility to provide clean, reliable water to you and your neighbors. We appreciate your patience throughout the project.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Gerardo Maldonado, Staff Engineer, at or (760) 323-4971, ext. 141.

For other inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact Victoria Llort, Director of Public Affairs and Conservation, at or 760-323-4971, ext. 273.

(Click here for larger map.)