CVWD partners with Desert Arc on new recycling program

Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) has joined with the nonprofit organization Desert Arc to create a program to recycle irrigation controllers that are being replaced with more efficient models.

Under the program, CVWD will ask customers participating in the district’s irrigation controller rebate program if they want to recycle their old controllers. The donated old controllers will be collected and recycled by Desert Arc, which provides job training and other services to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin areas.

“We are excited to work with Desert Arc,” said Katie Evans, Director of Communication and Conservation for CVWD. “Our customers who are already taking advantage of our conservation rebate program to save water and money can feel even better knowing that the old controllers are being recycled by such a valuable organization.”

The rebate program provides CVWD residential customers free smart, weather-based irrigation controllers that automatically adjust the irrigation system’s run time based on weather data. CVWD will install and program the controller, free of charge, for eligible customers. Use of a smart controller reduces the amount of water in the cooler months and increases the amount in the summer.

Additional information about CVWD rebate programs is available at

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