Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is a special district established in 1918 to protect and conserve local water resources.

Today, with nearly 560 employees CVWD provides water-related utility services to more than 300,000 people in the Coachella Valley. The District serves an area of about 1,000 square miles primarily in Riverside County, with portions in Imperial and San Diego counties.

As a multifaceted agency CVWD:

  • Delivers domestic (drinking) water 
  • Delivers canal and recycled water for irrigation 
  • Collects and recycles wastewater 
  • Provides regional stormwater protection and flood control
  • Replenishes and manages the groundwater basin
  • Provides agricultural drainage
  • Promotes water conservation

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