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Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting of the Board of Directors
Meeting of the Board of Directors

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Press Releases

DWA is proud to announce that the Agency will relaunch its popular turf buy back program on September 1 and will accept applications through October 1, 2015. The Agency will invest $1 million into the 2015 2016 turf buy back program, which aims to reduce water use by offering rebates to customers who replace grass with beautiful desert landscape. DWA anticipates a high volume of applications based on the success of last year’s program.
DWA announced today that the Agency and its customers achieved a 30 percent reduction in water use during July 2015 compared to the same month in 2013 – the baseline year used by the State Water Resources Control Board to measure statewide conservation achievements.

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To learn more about overseeding during the drought, click the icon below.


 Learn more about Turf Buy Back.

Click here for the 2015-2016 Application Form.

Please email applications to 

Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2015. 


For information regarding emergency drought restrictions, click here. UPDATE: Re-circulating fountains are now allowed.


Learn more about Smart Irrigation Controllers today.


For more conservation information check out this publication about water awareness.

 Desert Water Agency's Board of Directors passed a resolution committing to sustainable management of the groundwater resources within its jurisdiction and calling on all customers to achieve additional reductions in water conservation.  Read the resolution here.

Not sure who your water agency is or what conservation programs are available to you?  Visit to learn more!


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To our valued customers

Thank you for visiting Desert Water Agency’s website where you will find useful information on your service and your local water supply.

Desert Water Agency is the water utility for the Palm Springs area including outlying county areas, Desert Hot Springs, part of Cathedral City and Palm Springs.

It is our responsibility to provide a safe, reliable water supply to the area we serve while protecting our interests in the State Water Project.

Water has been garnering great attention lately due to a statewide drought, legislative action and the media.  We, at DWA, hope that this attention will highlight the importance of our water supplies and water infrastructure.

At DWA, we hope to encourage conservation by example. We promote native landscaping through various demonstration gardens in our service area.  We have been recycling water since 1988 for irrigation use—saving us millions of gallons of potable groundwater each year.  We also have a football-field sized solar field where we help generate energy to offset our use.  You can learn more about each of these things by clicking on “Conservation.”

The board and staff of DWA take pride in providing our customers high quality water.  Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about us so we may better serve you.

David K. Luker
General Manager
Desert Water Agency