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Mission Statement

The mission of the Valley Sanitary District is to collect, treat, and reuse wastewater in a safe and cost effective manner as prescribed by state and federal law. The District is dedicated to: maintaining a high standard of operations and maintenance; forward thinking in planning for facility and operational needs, and achieving maximum cost efficiency and effectiveness. The District board and staff are dedicated to having the District be a positive asset to the community. 

Current News

Press Release - Avenue 46 Road Closure - Closed until September 22, 2017

The Requa Sewer Project is nearing completion.  Final construction requires a complete closure of Avenue 46 at the Coachella Canal crossing.  The closure will be on Avenue 46 between Madison Street and Clinton Street from Monday, August 14 to Friday, September 22. Traffic control will be in place 24-hours a day.

Students attending Indio High School, Madison Elementary School, JFK Elementary School, and Indio Middle School will not be able to use Avenue 46 between Madison Street and Clinton Street. Limited access for residents will be maintained but all other motorists must use alternate routes such as Miles Avenue and Highway 111. Access for emergency vehicles will be also be affected.

The Requa Sewer Project is the installation of a four-mile gravity flow sewer pipeline and related utility improvements from central Indio to the Valley Sanitary District’s (VSD) Water Reclamation Facility. Construction began in June 2016 at VSD’s treatment facility and will end in October 2017 at the intersection of Madison Street and Highway 111.  The cost of the project is $15 million and will add capacity for the future commercial growth and development of the City of Indio along the Highway 111 corridor.

For more information, please call the Valley Sanitary District’s hotline at (760) 238-5413 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or leave a message after hours.

Press Release - 1 MegaWatt Solar PV Project complete

The Valley Sanitary District contracted with Solar City of San Mateo, California to provide 1 Mega Watt of PV solar power for twenty years. Using a Power Purchase Agreement, the Solar Project consists of 3,400 panels and will save Valley Sanitary District 40 to 50 percent of our facility energy costs.

The solar panel project is complete and operational.

VSD Solar Project Fact Sheet

Press Release - Requa Sewer Project

Indio, CA. The Valley Sanitary District (VSD) Board has awarded the contract for the Requa Sewer Project to Downing Construction Inc. of Redlands, California.  Downing Construction is a California contractor specializing in pipeline installation. 

The Requa Sewer Project consists of 4 miles of new sewer pipeline and other related utility improvements. The purpose of the project is to add capacity to the sewer system in Indio to the District’s Water Reclamation Facility and increase capacity to accommodate future development.

In preparation of breaking ground this May on the Requa Sewer Project, the Valley Sanitary District (VSD) is currently offering presentations to groups and organizations to help strategically prepare for construction.  Presentations will be tailored to each group, addressing questions about the new sewer system.   

"With construction quickly approaching, we want to assist residents, local businesses, groups, and organizations in preparing for construction while addressing any questions or misconceptions concerning the Project," said Joseph Glowitz, General Manager of VSD.  "By offering these presentations, our goal is to continue an open channel of communication and provide the community with the knowledge and tools they need to plan for construction."

The Requa Sewer Project Information HOTLINE is 760 . 238 . 5413

The project is currently 78 percent complete.

Project Update Map

Information / Infomacion

Development Design Manual released

Development Design Manual (June 2016)

The Valley Sanitary District is a full member of the Coachella Valley Regional Water Management Group.

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Contact Info

45500 Van Buren Street

Indio, California 


760 . 238 . 5400

Requa Project HOTLINE

760 . 238 . 5413

24 Hour Telephone

Sewer Overflow 

Emergencies (Nights)

760 . 238 . 5400

Valley Sanitary District