Coachella Valley Urban Water Management Plan

See Key Documents for a list of UWMP related documents.

California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act (Act) requires urban water suppliers in the state to adopt a Regional Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) every five years. The UWMP includes:

  • A forecast of a supplier’s water demands and available supplies for the next 20 years
  • An assessment of the reliability of those supplies during drought.
  • The programs a water supplier has in place to encourage water use efficiency
  • Actions that suppliers could take to reduce demands in times of constrained supply

For the 2020 planning cycle, six agencies in the Coachella Valley are collaborating to develop a Regional Coachella Valley UWMP (CV UWMP). The CV UWMP will meet each agency’s obligations under the Act, and demonstrate a collaborative approach to managing regional water resources while encouraging water use efficiency.

The project builds on the partnership among many of the CVRWMG agencies. A public review draft of the CV UWMP will be released in the spring of 2021. The final document must be adopted by each agency’s governing board and then submitted to the state by July 1, 2021.

CV UWMP Participants

Public Review Draft of the 2020 Coachella Valley Urban Water Management Plan Now Available

Participating agencies will hold public hearings and request that Board of Directors adopt the plan during June. Hearing dates are listed below on this page. Pursuant to the deadline, agencies will submit the report to the Department of Water Resources on or before July 1, 2021. If you have any comments, please direct them to [email protected] or to the specific water agency contacts listed below.

Public Review Draft – 2020 CV UWMP

Public Review Draft – 2020 CV UWMP Appendices

Public Review Draft – 2020 CV UWMP Appendix C (Appendix L to 2015 UWMP)

Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plans Available for Public Review

Each of the participating agencies has developed a draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP).  These plans outline the actions that could be taken during a future water shortage.  The participating agencies worked together to align the shortage levels and the actions that would be taken at each level.  This coordinated approach will allow the agencies to provide consistent messaging across the region if a future water shortage does occur.

Coachella Water Authority – Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Coachella Valley Water District – Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Desert Water Agency – Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Indio Water Authority – Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Myoma Dunes Mutual Water Company – Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Mission Springs Water District – Draft Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Comments regarding the WSCPs above can be directed to the contacts in the table below or to [email protected] for regional comments.  

Coachella Valley Water DistrictP.O. Box 1058 Coachella, CA 92236Zoe Rodriguez del Rey, Water Resources Manager[email protected]
Coachella Water Authority (City of Coachella)1515 Sixth St. Coachella, CA 92236Castulo Estrada, Utilities Manager[email protected]
Desert Water Agency1200 S Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA 92264Ashley Metzger, Outreach & Conservation Manager[email protected]
Indio Water Authority (City of Indio)83101 Avenue 45 Indio, CA 92201Reymundo Trejo, Assistant General Manager[email protected]
Mission Springs Water District66575 Second Street Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240Brian Macy, Assistant General Manager[email protected]
Myoma Dunes Mutual Water Company79-050 Avenue 42 Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203Mark Meeler, General Manager[email protected]

Get Involved!

There are several ways the public can get involved to learn about and inform the CV UWMP from December 2020 through May 2021.

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Submit Public Comment on the CV UWMP

The draft CV UWMP will be opened for a public review and comment period in May 2021. All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the public comment period.

Public hearings:

  • Myoma Dunes Mutual Water Company – June 22, 2021
  • Desert Water Agency – June 15, 2021
  • Indio Water Authority – June 16, 2021
  • Mission Springs Water District – June 21, 2021
  • Coachella Valley Water District – June 22, 2021
  • Coachella Water Authority – June 23, 2021

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Past Public Workshops

Date & TimeNameLocationMeeting Description
Monday, December 14, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop #1: Community Values and Plan OverviewVia Zoom
In this educational and interactive workshop, attendees weighed in on things like drought response measures and Plan outcomes that are most important to them. To set the stage, the project team gave an overview of local water supplies and the Plan (e.g. Plan requirements, Plan contents, etc.). The workshop incorporate interactive activities and open discussion. The input collected during this workshop will be summarized and used to inform the final Plan.

Download the workshop slides.
Watch the workshop recording, part 1.
Watch the workshop recording, part 2.
March 31, 2021
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop #2: Preview of the Future Water Supply PlanVia ZoomIn this educational workshop, the project team presented a summary of the community input provided to date, as well as a grounding in key considerations that go into water shortage planning. Next, participants broke into small groups to provide valuable perspective that will be used to inform future water shortage and drought responses.

Watch the workshop recording.
Download the workshop slides.

Share Input on the Public Engagement Board

Stakeholders were invited to share their input on the Social Pinpoint virtual public engagement board, which ended on January 31, 2021. This easy-to-use platform allowed the public to share the water related values and outcomes that are most important to you, all in an accessible, anonymous format and available in multiple languages.