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 Ramon Road frontage east of Compadre Road, and along Compadre Road between Ramon Road and E. Via Vaquero Road as part of an emergency pipeline replacement project.  (Please see map below)

DWA has hired a contractor to do the work, which is expected to start on March 11 and take about a month to complete. 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)
  • Roads will be open to emergency, delivery, trash and street sweeping vehicles
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ramon Road frontage could be closed to through traffic

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, DWA Staff Engineer, at or (760) 323-4971, ext. 141.

For other outreach inquiries, please contact Xochitl Pena, DWA Public Affairs Manager at or (760) 323-4971, ext. 272.

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