CVWD to provide more drinking water to Oasis Mobile Home Park

By on March 28, 2020
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Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) announced this week that it will be extending its temporary supplemental drinking water assistance to Oasis Mobile Home Park until the end of April.

“This is important for the 1,900 residents that live in this community. We are happy to be able to help in any way we can,” said CVWD Board Vice President Cástulo Estrada.

CVWD has agreed to continue and fund the supplemental water service previously paid for by the County. The estimated weekly cost is $3,000 per week and will be paid with CVWD domestic water non-rate revenue.

“The County of Riverside really stepped up and provided funding to ensure these residents had access to drinking water,” Estrada said. “Now that their funds have been exhausted, we are here to step in and help. The EPA has assured us that they will bring this system back into compliance by the end of April. The residents of this community are counting on all of us.”

The temporary supplemental drinking water assistance by CVWD is from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. In addition, to replace the bottled water, the Park owner has reached an agreement with CVWD to be onsite during the day to provide more drinking water at their expense. The Park owner will fund CVWD to be onsite from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. So, residents will have access to receive water from the temporary tank from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

CVWD also reminds consumers that CVWD-supplied tap water is safe and it’s unnecessary to hoard bottled water. Tap water is more strictly regulated than bottled water and the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water.