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Meeting of the Board of Directors
Public Hearing for Emergency Conservation Regulations
Meeting of the Board of Directors

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Press Releases

Desert Water Agency's Board of Directors today
approved a $1 million turf buy back program that the Agency will launch August
1, 2014. The Board had previously reviewed the program at their July 1, 2014
meeting and suggested revisions to staff.
DWA's Board of Directors convened today and discussed steps
to implement the Agency’s drought contingency plan in response to the State Water Resources Control Board's emergency
drought regulations for statewide mandatory conservation. Additionally, the Board directed staff to
begin crafting a conservation ordinance to employ mandatory water use
restrictions absent of the State action.

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Learn more about Turf Buy Back or Smart Irrigation Controllers.  For more conservation information check out this publication about water awareness.

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 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.

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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