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DWA, as a member of
the CV Water Counts program, honored outstanding water savers during today’s
Board of Directors meeting. The CV Water Counts program,
composed of the valley’s five public water agencies, hosts semi-annual contests
aimed at celebrating outstanding water savers. The contests are divided into three categories to recognize homeowners
who transformed their yards into water-friendly retreats, a commercial property
that put in place a conservation strategy, and a hospitality industry entity
that put water-saving techniques in place.
DWA announced today its water production for the month of October and reported that water production in the Agency’s service area remained relatively stable (up 0.7%) compared to October 2013. As part of the State Water Resources
Control Board’s emergency regulations for conservation that were enacted in
July, urban water suppliers are required to submit monthly water use reports.
During August and September, DWA’s customers achieved significant 10 percent
and 11 percent reductions in water production. Water production in the Agency’s
service area also declined in July.

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 To learn about mandatory water use restrictions, click here.


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.

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