Water Conservation

Water in the Desert

Indio Water Authority relies exclusively on the Whitewater Aquifer to supply clean and affordable water to customers. High temperatures, minimal rain, and rapid population growth mean that effective conservation is critical to protecting the precious water resource beneath our feet. We provides tools and incentives to help you save money and use water more efficiently. Click here for easy to apply conservation tips.

Conservation Rebates

IWA maintains a budget to reimburse residents and business owners for replacing grass with drought-tolerant desert landscaping, and for replacing inefficient irrigation systems, toilets, and washing machines.

Please note that turf has to be present at project site at the time of pre-inspection, which is performed after an application is submitted, in order to qualify for a turf rebate. 

For washing machine and toilet rebates, the rebate application must be submitted to IWA within 180 days of purchase. Purchases outside this timeframe are ineligible for rebates.

Please note that IWA will not approve applications that are not in compliance with the Conservation program's terms and conditions. Rebate rules and forms are available on the Landscape & Water Conservation Rebates Page. Additional tools and resources are provided below. 

For more information on these programs, please contact our Water Conservation Specialist at (442) 400-5205.

Watering/Irrigation Guides


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Other Resources

 Water Efficient Landscape Development Standards (Ordinance 1684)
Tree Watering Flyer
Leak Detection Tips
Self-Certification Worksheet
Self-Certification Supplemental Document

Visit the Water Use it Wisely page for additional tips to help you save water.

The Coachella Valley Regional Water Management Group, comprised of the Coachella Valley Water District, Coachella Water Authority, Desert Water Agency, Mission Springs Water District, and the Indio Water Authority dedicated a comprehensive resource for water conservation information and tips. 

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