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EMWD, UCR Partner on Water Affordability Study

Perris, CA (January 28, 2020) — An academic study by the University of California, Riverside’s (UCR) School of Public Policy, conducted in partnership with Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD), has found that water and sewer costs within EMWD’s service area were a fraction of the federal government’s water affordability threshold.

UCR reviewed eight years’ worth of monthly water bills from EMWD’s service area and compared household water costs the costs of water to other household expenses as a fraction of median household income (MHI). They find that, on average, monthly water and sewer costs accounted for approximately 1.5 percent of median monthly household income.

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EMWD Posts Unclaimed Money List

Perris, CA (January 16, 2020) —Current and former customers of Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) may be entitled to unclaimed money. Each year, EMWD posts a list of unclaimed monies, which are typically refunds associated with the closing of water accounts, water efficiency rebates or other fees.

 

EMWD attempts to locate the current address and contact these customers and developers, but those efforts are sometimes unsuccessful due to the lack of a forwarding address, companies closing, or other reasons. In addition, EMWD performs a search of its customer database to see if the customer has a current active account where the unclaimed money can be applied.

Post pearsonk@emwd.org

EMWD Posts Unclaimed Money List

Perris, CA (January 16, 2020) —Current and former customers of Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) may be entitled to unclaimed money. Each year, EMWD posts a list of unclaimed monies, which are typically refunds associated with the closing of water accounts, water efficiency rebates or other fees.

EMWD attempts to locate the current address and contact these customers and developers, but those efforts are sometimes unsuccessful due to the lack of a forwarding address, companies closing, or other reasons. In addition, EMWD performs a search of its customer database to see if the customer has a current active account where the unclaimed money can be applied.

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EMWD Launches New ‘My Account’ Customer Portal

Perris, CA (January 9, 2020) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) this week debuted its new ‘My Account’ customer portal, which will provide an expanded array of online tools to help customers monitor water use and conduct business with EMWD.

The new portal – www.emwd.org/MyAccount – is the first phase of a long-term commitment to provide enhanced features on EMWD’s bill pay website.

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Be Sewer Smart with FOG This Holiday Season

Perris, CA (November 27, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) would like to remind its customers to be Sewer Smart this holiday season by limiting what they put down the drain.

As families come together and make large, holiday meals – including turkey and roast beef – often times significant amounts of fats, oils and grease (FOG) are collected at the bottom of cooking dishes. When those liquids are poured down the drain and enter the sewer system, they begin to harden as they cool and eventually solidify, causing blockages in customer’s homes and within EMWD’s sewer collection system.

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EMWD Birding Tours Resume at San Jacinto Wetlands

Perris, CA (October 21, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD)’s popular birding tours resume this month at EMWD’s San Jacinto Wetlands and will run through April 2020.

The free, family-friendly tours will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month at the EMWD’s Wetlands, where guests can view more than 120 species of birds that call the facility their permanent or temporary home. Previous tour guests have spotted bald eagles at the site.

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EMWD Awarded $36M Grant To Improve Local Groundwater Quality

Perris, CA (October 21, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) was recently awarded $36.3 million in grant funding from the State Water Resources Control Board, the largest grant in EMWD’s history.

The funding is a significant step toward the advancement of EMWD’s proposed Perris North Groundwater Program, which is a long term solution to improve groundwater quality in the North Perris Groundwater Basin, in the Moreno Valley area. The program would also make beneficial use of available local groundwater supplies, up to 6,700 acre-feet per year, further reducing reliance on imported water supplies.

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EMWD Encourages Emergency Preparedness

Perris, CA (September 19, 2019) — September is National Preparedness Month and Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) urges its customers to be prepared in the event of an emergency that may result in a significant water service interruption.

In the event of an outage, EMWD crews will work to quickly and safely restore water service. However, a large earthquake or other disaster could result in extended outages that would require customers to have supplies on hand to meet their basic needs.

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EMWD Honored With Achievement in Procurement Award

Perris, CA (September 5, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) was honored for the sixth consecutive year with the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award by the National Procurement Institute.

The award recognizes public agencies that are industry leaders in their processes for purchasing goods and services.

This marks the 10th time EMWD has received the award, including annually since 2014.

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EMWD Helps Students Stay Hydrated As Classes Begin

Perris, CA (August 26, 2019) — As students across the region begin going back to school this month, it’s a good time to make sure their back-to-school supplies include a reusable water bottle.

This fall, EMWD will complete work on installing water bottle fill stations at every school within EMWD’s service area that has requested one. These stations allow students and teachers to easily refill water bottles and stay hydrated with safe and reliable tap water.

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EMWD Releases 2018 Water Quality Report

Perris, CA (June 20, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has released its 2018 Consumer Confidence Report, which provides customers information about water quality and sources of their drinking water supplies.

EMWD has again surpassed every federal and state drinking water standard, as set forth by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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EMWD Hosts Traveling Student Art Exhibit

Perris, CA (May 30, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is hosting a student artwork exhibit from June 4-11, 2019, which includes three dozen award winning pieces from throughout Southern California.

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Local Solar Cup Teams Make Waves at Annual Competition

Perris, CA (May 23, 2019) — Teams sponsored by Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) and Rancho California Water District (RCWD) utilized the power of the sun, water education, and teamwork at the annual Solar Cup competition at Lake Skinner May 17-19, 2019.

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EMWD Completes Shift to Smart Metering Technology

Perris, CA (May 9, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has completed the installation of smart meters at all residential properties within its service area, allowing EMWD to provide further resources to its customers to better monitor their water usage.

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EMWD Celebrates Groundbreaking of Perris II Desalter

Perris, CA (March 28, 2019) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) today celebrated the groundbreaking of its Perris II Reverse Osmosis Treatment Facility, which received nearly $50 million in grant funding to expand EMWD’s groundwater desalination program.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: EMWD to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Desalination Facility

What: Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) will host a groundbreaking event for its new Perris II Reverse Osmosis Treatment Facility on March 28, 2019, starting at 10 a.m. This will be EMWD’s third groundwater desalination facility and is funded by nearly $50 million in state and federal grant funding.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019; 10 a.m.

Where: EMWD Desalination Complex; 29541 Murrieta Road, Menifee, CA 92586

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