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

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Desert Water Agency’s Board of Directors adopted an ordinance to enhance enforcement of the Agency’s current mandatory water use restrictions during California’s most severe drought in decades.The new action plan will help streamline the Agency’s water conservation efforts and allow DWA to better enforce the mandatory restrictions.
The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new Emergency Regulation for
Statewide Urban Water Conservation, which extends and modifies the previous Emergency Regulation through October of this year. The revised Emergency Regulation acknowledges that climate should be factored into agency conservation standards. Desert Water Agency’s new conservation mandate has been adjusted from 36 percent to 32 percent moving forward.

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DWA has adopted a new conservation ordinance that allows for increased enforcement. Please make sure you are following the water use restrictions. For information regarding emergency drought restrictions, click here.

Watering is ONLY allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays before 7:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. 


Desert Water Agency customers have done a good job saving water, but we need to do more to meet the state requirement. Click here for more information about the mandates.

Everyone needs to do their part to save. And remember, Don't Dismiss the Drought!


Did El Niño save California from the drought? Unfortunately, no. Click here to learn more about why.


Stop by our office (Mon-Fri, 8-5) to get a yard sign to show your neighbors that your yard is water friendly.


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


 Learn more about Turf Buy Back.

Please note: Applications are not currently being accepted.


Learn more about Smart Irrigation Controllers today.


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

Information regarding Agua Caliente Lawsuit

Information regarding Department of Interior Regulation

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.

Mark Krause
General Manager
Desert Water Agency