Community Outreach

L-R Adults (back row): Marge Cook, Executive Director, Desert Hot Springs Groundwater Guardians and Greg Paulk - 2007-2008 DSMS Debate Coach & Desert Valley Debate League President

Request a Speaker, Class, Event, or Tour!

Water 101 – Let’s Talk Water

MSWD provides FREE community classes highlighting the District’s water and wastewater systems and the Coachella Valley and State water systems. The next set of classes starts in Aug and runs through Nov 2023.

August 24, September 28, October 26, & November 9 from 6-7 p.m.

Meetings are held once a month, in person, at the new Desert Hot Springs Library, located at 14380 Palm Drive. Space is limited, RSVP today!

To register, please use the following link: Water 101 with MSWD (

For questions, please contact MSWD's Public Affairs Department at 760-329-6448 ext. 145, or email us at pr [at]


MSWD provides speakers that address a wide range of topics, including but not limited to conservation, groundwater protection, customer service, drought, water quality, and emergency preparedness. Presentations are available to schools and special interest groups such as service clubs, homeowner’s associations, historical societies, or other groups depending upon staff availability.  


The District attends and provides literature at a variety of community events. Please contact us if you have an upcoming event and would like the District to set up a table or booth.


Curious how a wastewater treatment plant operates? MSWD offers tours of our wastewater facilities to schools and special interest groups. We’ve also partnered with The Wildlands Conservancy to provide school tours of the Mission Creek preserve, highlighting groundwater protection.    

All tours must be pre-scheduled and are limited to groups.

Please contact the Public Affairs Team for more information about classes, speakers, tours, or events. We will make every effort to participate; however, staff time is limited, so the more advance notice you can give, the more likely we will be able to accommodate your request.