Point of Entry Water Project
Your Water. Your Health.
About the Project
The Imperial County Division of Environmental Health (DEH) and the Imperial Irrigation District (IID) have launched the Point of Entry (POE) pilot project for Imperial Valley residents to improve access to safer water. A POE system provides filtration and disinfection to all plumbed water entering a home. Residents enrolled in IID’s Water Delivery Assistance Program who rely on untreated water will be eligible to receive a POE system installed and maintained at no cost during the pilot project.
Our Local Water Source
Hundreds of Imperial Valley residents rely on the untreated water that comes into homes from the canal system maintained by IID. This water is likely to contain high bacteria counts and possible contaminants. To improve the water quality in these homes the POE project is committed to improving you water from harmful bacteria and contaminants.
Applying for the Project
The application can be completed at DEH’s office or online. If accepted into the project, a meeting between DEH staff and the applicant will be required for approval
DEH and an approved vendor will require exterior access to evaluate the property’s water system needs and existing water quality.
The vendor will install a POE system based on the needs of the property. Once installed, equipment testing will be performed.
The approved vendor will monitor and maintain the POE system for 24 months. This will include replacement of equipment (as needed) and routine water quality testing.
The applicant’s cooperation in this project is key. During the 24-month maintenance period, DEH and the vendor will work collaboratively with each applicant. Applicants will learn how to monitor their system, replace equipment, and obtain resources for continued maintenance.