Wastewater rates and service area

Desert Water Agency provides sewer service to parts of Cathedral City. DWA collects the wastewater and forwards it to Coachella Valley Water District or the City of Palm Springs for treatment.

Sewer Capacity Installment Payment Plan
 For questions, please contact DWA's Engineering Department at (760) 323-4971. Payment Plan Program will be discontinued July 1, 2013.
Wastewater Frequently Asked Questions
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Wastewater service area
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Sewer Management Plan
DWA Sanitary Sewer Management Plan

Sewer Connection InspectionFor inspection, contact DWA's Engineering Department, (760) 323-4971.  24 hour notice is required.  Call by 4:30 p.m. to request a next-day in-person inspection.  Inspections are conducted between 7 and 10 a.m.  Pink inspection card must be easily accessible and visible.  Connection to clay pipe at property line must be visible.

Wastewater Rates

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Monthly Service Charges


CVWD Treatment
Cathedral City
City Treatment
City of Palm Springs Dream Homes Only
A. Residential

Single Family, Condo
(1 EDU = 1 Unit)
1. Charge : $34.58/EDU
a. $29.58/EDU (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)

Rate (1)
2. Charge : $19.00/Unit
a. $14.00/Unit (CPS)
b. $5.00/Unit (DWA)

Rate (5)
Mobile Home Park
(1 EDU = 1 Space)
1. Charge : $34.58/EDU
a. $29.58/EDU (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)

Rate (1)
2. Charge : $19.00/Unit
plus $1.18/FU
a. $14.00/Space (CPS)
b. $5.00/ Space (DWA)
c. $1.18/FU (CPS)

Rate (6)
Apartments
(1 EDU = 1 Unit)
1. Charges : $5.00/EDU
plus $1.07/100 CF of water consumption through any meters used all or partially for domestic use.
a. $1.07/100 CF (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)
(minimum charge shall be $29.58 plus $5.00/EDU)

Rate (4)
2. Charge : $19.00/Unit
a. $14.00/Unit (CPS)
b. $5.00/Unit (DWA)


Rate (7)
B. Hotel / Motel

(1/2 EDU = 1 Room)1. Charges : $5.00/EDU
plus $1.07/100 CF of water consumption through any meters used all or partially for domestic use.
a. $1.07/100 CF (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)
(minimum charge shall be $29.58 plus $5.00/EDU)

Rate (4)
N/A
C. R.V. Park

(1/2 EDU = 1 Space)1. Charges : $5.00/EDU
plus $1.07/100 CF of water consumption through any meters used all or partially for domestic use.
a. $1.07/100 CF (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)
(minimum charge shall be $29.58 plus $5.00/EDU)

Rate (4)
N/A
D. Commercial, Industrial, or Institutional (Other than schools)1. Charges : $5.00/EDU
plus $1.07/100 CF of water consumption through any meters used all or partially for domestic use.
a. $1.07/100 CF (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)
(minimum charge shall be $29.58 plus $5.00/EDU)

Rate (4)
2. Charge : $1.18/FU
(Minimum $14.00) plus
$5.00/EDU
a. $1.18/FU (CPS)
(minimum $14.00)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)

Rate (8)
E. Schools and Colleges Kindergarten Elementary Schools & Colleges1. Charge : $5.00/EDU plus $0.12/Student
a. $0.12/Student (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)

Rate (3)
2. (See Commercial)

Rate (8)
All Other Schools1. Charge : $5.00/EDU plus $0.17/Student
a. $0.17/Student (CVWD)
b. $5.00/EDU (DWA)

Rate (2)

The number of students to be used in calculating the monthly sewer charges shall be based on the previous year’s average monthly attendance.

F. Interceptor/Separator Surcharge$14.00

Rate (4)
N/A

Capacity Charges


CVWD Treatment
Cathedral City
City Treatment
Palm Oasis / Dream Homes
A. Residential
(including single family, apartments, condo’s and mobile home park spaces)
(1 EDU = 1 Unit or Space)
1. Charge : $5,240.00 per EDU
a. $4,190.00/EDU (CVWD)
b. $1,050/EDU (DWA)
2. Charge : $3000/Unit/Space
a. $3000/Unit/Space (CPS)
B.Commercial, Industrial,
Institutional
1. Charge : $5,240.00 per EDU
a. $4,190.00/EDU (CVWD)
b. $1,050/EDU (DWA)
2. Charge : $306/FU
(Fixture Unit)
a. $306/FU (CPS)
C. Hotel / Motel
(1/2 EDU = 1 Room)
1. Charge : $5,240.00 per EDU
a. $4,190.00/EDU (CVWD)
b. $1,050/EDU (DWA)
2. Charge : $1,500/Room
(With Kitchen)
a. $1,500/Room (CPS)

3. Charge : $1,290/Room
(Without Kitchen)
a. $1,290/Room (CPS)
D. R.V. Park
(1/2 EDU = 1 Space)
1. Charge : $5,240.00 per EDU
a. $4,190.00/EDU (CVWD)
b. $1,050/EDU (DWA)
2. Charge : $2,340/Space
a. $2,340/Space (CPS)