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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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What’s in Your Drinking Water? Find Out in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

What’s in Your Drinking Water? Find Out in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

Each year, by July 1st, thanks to the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, water agencies provide a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) also known as an Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.  These reports provide customers a general overview of the water quality for the preceding calendar year. Keep your eye out for a notification from your water provider regarding the 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

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An update on the California Drought

An update on the California Drought

For the first time since December 2011 (the most intense period of the drought was October 2014), the number of California residents in drought is zero.

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Water Conservation In the Coachella Valley | An Overview

Water Conservation In the Coachella Valley | An Overview

The Coachella Valley is comprised of approximately 1,320 square miles, or 844,800 acres. Part of an extremely arid region, our valley receives on average 3-4 inches of rainfall per year.

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Videos | Tips and Tricks for Common Sprinkler Issues

Videos | Tips and Tricks for Common Sprinkler Issues

Having issues with your sprinklers? Gary’s Sprinkler Repair has several videos that can help you with your situation. Plus, be sure to check your water agency for sprinkler nozzle replacement rebates.

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Achieve Water Efficiency in Your Landscape This Summer

Achieve Water Efficiency in Your Landscape This Summer

Better water-efficiency practices can keep water and maintenance costs down. You can meet your water budget or water-use goals by reducing water waste outside your home.

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Key Claims Dismissed in Agua Caliente’s Case Against Water Agencies

Key Claims Dismissed in Agua Caliente’s Case Against Water Agencies

Court says water agencies have not harmed the Tribe A federal court announced on Friday, April 19, 2019 that the Agua Caliente Tribe was not harmed because it has always had access to as much high-quality water as it needs. The judge ruled that the Tribe does not have standing, the right to pursue a lawsuit against the local public water agencies, Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) and Desert Water Agency (DWA). The only claim remaining in the Tribe’s lawsuit is the “narrow issue” of whether the Tribe has an ownership interest in storage space for groundwater under its reservation, the court wrote.

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Investing Today for Water Tomorrow

Investing Today for Water Tomorrow

With pipelines and pumps out of the public purview, there is often not much attention given to water utilities until a main breaks or water disruption occurs.

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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:

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