Coachella Valley Urban Water Management Plan

See the final 2020 Coachella Valley Regional 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 collaborated to develop a Regional Coachella Valley UWMP (CV UWMP). The CV UWMP meets each agency’s obligations under the Act, and demonstrates a collaborative approach to managing regional water resources while encouraging water use efficiency.

The final documents were adopted by each agency’s governing board in June 2021 and then submitted to the state on July 1, 2021.

CV UWMP Participants

Agencies engaged various governments, tribes, community groups and the public through a series of public workshops. Several comments were received and feedback informed the plan.

Comment Response Matrix

If you have any questions about water planning, you can reach out to one of the representatives below.

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]

Public Engagement 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.