8 Things You Didn’t Know About Water in the Coachella Valley

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Water in the Coachella Valley

Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about water in the Coachella Valley:

How many gallons of water does the average Valley use in a year?

162,925 gallons (a half an acre foot). That’s roughly 150 gallons per person per day.

How much of that water is used outdoors?

75% or about 120,000 gallons!

How much water (gallons) has CV Water Counts agencies saved since 2015?

More than 41,000,000,000 gallons!

How many acre feet (325,851 gallons) of water are stored in the aquifer system of the Coachella Valley?

In 1964, the DWR estimated that the Coachella Valley groundwater basin contained a total of approximately 39.2 million acre feet of water in the first 1,000 feet below the ground surface!

How many water/wastewater employees are there in the Coachella Valley?

Approximately 730.

Approximately how many gallons of tap water can you buy for the price of a case of bottled water ($3.00)?

Approximately 1,500 gallons.

What is the number one water guzzler in the valley?

Outdoor water use (irrigation).

What is the number one water saver in the valley?

YOU!

(and we thank you for that!)