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Celebrating 60 years
of water reliability.

The El Dorado Water Agency is proud of its history of long-term water resources planning to benefit the County’s diverse communities for more than 60 years. The County’s responsibilities date back to the 1850s when the early settlers rushed for gold. Aptly named after the “Hills of Gold,” EDWA celebrates the County’s continued pioneering spirit today.


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Today, our communities are supported by vibrant agri-business, including the County’s popular destination, Apple Hill. Our agri-business and urban centers continue to thrive and attract local, national and international enthusiasts who come to taste award-winning wines, harvest Christmas trees, pan for gold, ski, whitewater river raft, hike our wilderness areas, experience scenic Lake Tahoe, and fish in local rivers and lakes.

Map of El Dorado County public water purveyors