Water in the Desert
The 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. The Indio Water Authority provides tools to help you save money and use water more efficiently.
IWA maintains a budget to reimburse residents and business owners for replacing grass with drought-tolerant desert landscaping, and for replacing inefficient irrigation systems.
Click to download rules and applications for the indoor, evaporative cooler, and outdoor rebate programs. For more information on these programs contact our customer service department by calling 760-391-4038.
Water Waster Hotline
Looking for ideas on improving your irrigation efficiency?
Have you noticed nuisance water running into the street?
Do you need an IWA team member to speak to students about local water resources?
IWA is here to help. Call the Water Waster Hotline at 760 391 4129, or visit the Report Water Wasters Page for additional information on nuisance water.
Water Waster Mobile App
Please download IWA's free mobile app as another resource to report water wasters!
Press Release - New Watering Restrictions
Updated Drought Penalty Surcharge
Water Restriction Ordinance
New Regional Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
New Landscape Ordinance - Appendix
Tree Watering Flyer
Leak Detection Tips
Self-Certification Supplemental Document
Visit the Water Use it Wisely page for additional tips to help you save water.