The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians are seeking, through the courts, to protect the water in the Coachella Valley from continued overdraft, water quality deterioration and toxic pollution of the aquifer.
For more than a decade, the Agua Caliente have urged the DWA/CVWD to stop the overdrafting of the aquifer and protect the quality of the water.
The Tribe presented common-sense alternatives to address these water issues and attempted to work with the water agencies to find a negotiated solution.
Unfortunately, the Tribe’s repeated attempts to resolve these issues were met by refusals to have discussions.
The Tribe is asking the Court to prevent CVWD and DWA from further injuring the Tribe and residents throughout the Coachella Valley by continued impairment of the quantity and quality of water in the aquifer.
The water districts have ignored the concerns voiced by the Tribe and the United States for many years.