Approved Water Rates

Rate Plan

The Desert Water Agency Board of Directors approved a rate increase plan at a public hearing on June 28, 2023.

New recycled water rates go into effect July 1, 2023. Most other new rates will go into effect Jan 1, 2024 and appear on the February water bill.

The approved multi-year plan lays out potential increases for future years, but DWA’s Board of Directors will approve each increase before it is implemented.

DWA sent notices to customers to highlight why DWA was considering the rate changes. DWA also held a series of community workshops and a public hearing to share information and give the public an opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

Community meetings were held at the following times and locations:

  • June 28, 8 a.m. at Desert Water Agency in Palm Springs.
  • June 10, 2 p.m. at Cathedral City Senior Center
  • May 26, 2 p.m. at DWA. You can watch the workshop recording here