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Are you prepared for an earthquake in the Coachella Valley?

Are you prepared for an earthquake in the Coachella Valley?

Earthquakes are a fact of life in Southern California and our region has experienced a few recently. Being close to fault lines means we must be prepared. After a major earthquake, the water and sewer system could be unusable. Since getting water or sewer back online could be take a good deal of time, you should have water ready for drinking, cooking and hygiene.

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Where Does the Coachella Valley’s Water Come From?

Where Does the Coachella Valley’s Water Come From?

Here in the Coachella Valley, our water comes from four sources: (1) groundwater, (2) recycled water, (3) imported water from the State Water Project, and (4) the Colorado River via the Coachella Canal, a branch of the All-American Canal.

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Watch: Film shows creation of Lake Cahuilla in 1969

Watch: Film shows creation of Lake Cahuilla in 1969

Lake Cahuilla was built in 1969 by the Portland Cement Association for the Coachella Valley Water District. At the time it was the largest soil cement lined reservoir in the United States.

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Lake Cahuilla: Recreation and Reliability

Lake Cahuilla: Recreation and Reliability

With thousands of productive farm acres, hotels and resorts, golf courses, and significant commercial and residential growth, the valley’s diverse water needs are largely met by groundwater and imported water. The imported water is a significant portion of the water supply and helps conserve groundwater supply. Recreation is another great benefit of imported water.

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10 Important Pool Tips Now that Summer is Here

10 Important Pool Tips Now that Summer is Here

On June 21, 2019, summer arrived! With the heat of summer upon us, we want to remind you of some pool safety tips. Since drowning remains the leading cause of unintentional death among children aged 1 to 4 years old, let’s remember these simple steps to ensure that everyone remains safe and enjoys their lazy summer days by the pool.

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Six Things You Should Know About Water Leaks In Your Home

Six Things You Should Know About Water Leaks In Your Home

According to a recent survey by Chubb, the insurance firm, most of us don’t think about shutting off the water main when we go away on vacation. Just this one small step could save you from the mess, cost and inconvenience of water damage when you return. According to the firm, water damage accounts for more claims than fire and theft. Too see how much you know, check out the brief quiz below.

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Five Common Sense Tips to Save Water with Your Irrigation

Five Common Sense Tips to Save Water with Your Irrigation

Here are five common sense tips you can use to save water with your irrigation:

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July is Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month

July is Smart Irrigation Month! Smart Irrigation Month is all about efficient and wise water use for irrigation, landscaping and agricultural.

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The Story of the Coachella Valley’s Drinking Water

The Story of the Coachella Valley’s Drinking Water

Where does drinking water come from in the Coachella Valley? Well, our drinking water comes from a natural groundwater basin, also known as an aquifer. If you take a closer look at an aquifer, it would look like wet sand and gravel in an underground basin with layers. Sand and gravel allow water to fill the spaces between the sand particles underneath a clay layer.

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