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Colorado River Basin Drought May Impact the Coachella Valley

Colorado River Basin Drought May Impact the Coachella Valley

Most people realize the impact local weather conditions have on the water supply for the Coachella Valley, but many don’t consider that drought conditions thousands of miles away also impact our water.

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Daily Differences Lead to Major Solutions for Coachella Valley’s Long-Term Water Supply

Daily Differences Lead to Major Solutions for Coachella Valley’s Long-Term Water Supply

Imagine saving more than 40 billion gallons of water! To put that in perspective, that is an entire year’s supply of water for more than 130,000 people. And since 2015, the Coachella Valley has done just that, allowing local water agencies to save more water in the aquifer for future use.

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CV Water Counts Makes Conserving Fun!

CV Water Counts Makes Conserving Fun!

Most of us living in California are well aware of the need to conserve water, especially living here in our desert. One of the key goals of CV Water Counts is to encourage individuals, businesses and organizations to be aware that “Every Drop Counts.”

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‘Drought-Look 2019’ | Where is California and the Coachella Valley on drought going into 2019?

‘Drought-Look 2019’ | Where is California and the Coachella Valley on drought going into 2019?

It’s a new year! Where is California and the Coachella Valley on drought?

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The Cost of Saving Water

The Cost of Saving Water

While conservation is essential, an entire industry is still adjusting to a “new-normal” revenue model as a direct impact of its success in reducing water use across the state. The reality is that our water and wastewater systems were not designed with conservation in mind. Rather, they were designed with public health and safety in mind.

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Water Really Does Count!

Water Really Does Count!

People are interested in water like never before, especially in California. With all the ups and downs in the industry in recent years – drought, floods, conservation, new laws and regulations – it can be confusing. Water agencies love that people are interested in water! The more we can teach people about how the water industry works, the better they will understand their role, and ours, as participants in the water community. This is one reason CV Water Counts – a collaborative of the five public water purveyors and one mutual water district in the Coachella Valley – created the Water Counts Academy.

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Video: Nature is Here with Some Advice for Humans

Video: Nature is Here with Some Advice for Humans

Here’s a fun video with some helpful tips for saving water.

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Let’s talk about mulch!

Let’s talk about mulch!

Many of the plants in your landscape naturally go dormant during the winter months and use this time to rest and build up energy for the spring growing season. Now is a great time to reapply mulch 3-4 inches deep around trees, shrubs and other landscaping plants, including for those in pots or containers.

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Chase Down Leaks: Take the 10 Minute WaterSense Challenge

Chase Down Leaks: Take the 10 Minute WaterSense Challenge

Did you know that toilets account for about 25% of all water used inside the home and that toilet leaks are the most common type of leak found indoors? But, don’t forget to check those dripping faucets and showerheads. Even a slow leak at the rate of one drip per second can waste more than 250 gallons a month. Learn more about how to find and fix leaks in your home by taking the Take the 10 Minute WaterSense Challenge.

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