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EMWD Achieves Seventh Consecutive Cal STAR Safety Recertification

Perris, CA (August 28, 2020) – This week Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) received recognition and recertification by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) for its industry-leading safety achievements.

EMWD again obtained Cal/OSHA Voluntary Protection Plan STAR status, exemplifying the safety culture and corresponding recognition it first achieved and has continuously held since 1999.

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EMWD Honored for Financial Reporting Excellence

Perris, CA (August 3, 2020) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) was recently recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association, marking the 16th consecutive year that EMWD has earned the distinction.

EMWD received the Certificate of Achievement for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a 21,000-member nonprofit organization for government finance professionals.

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EMWD Releases Annual Water Quality Report

Perris, CA (June 25, 2020) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has released its 2019 Consumer Confidence Report, which provides customers information about their drinking water quality and sources.

EMWD again met or surpassed all state and federal drinking water standards, as established by the State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

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State Board Increases EMWD-Record Grant Award

Perris, CA (June 11, 2020) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) today finalized an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) that will significantly increase what was already the largest grant award in EMWD’s history.

The State Board has increased EMWD’s $36.3 million grant award to $44.9 million for EMWD’s proposed Perris North Groundwater Program. The program is a long-term solution to improve groundwater quality in the North Perris Groundwater Basin, in the Moreno Valley area.

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EMWD Announces Student Art Contest Winners

Perris, CA (May 27, 2020) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has announced the winners of its 2020 Poster Contest, which is open to all elementary school students in EMWD’s service area.

The annual contest allows grade school students to create a poster as part of the “Water is Life” art contest run by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. A panel of judges from EMWD and Rancho California Water District selected the winners.

The contest winners this year include:

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Riverside County’s family of water agencies reassures customers that their tap water is safe, their system is reliable

Riverside County’s family of water agencies this past week launched a collaborative campaign with a goal to continue assuring customers that the region is coming together during this unprecedented time to maintain essential services to the communities they serve.  The regional campaign aims to reinforce the collective efforts the agencies have undertaken as essential service providers to protect public health during the COVID-19 (corona virus) pandemic.

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EMWD Celebrates Water Awareness Month

Perris, CA (May 12, 2020) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is proud to celebrate Water Awareness Month throughout May by continuing efforts to bring our customers safe and reliable water services.

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EMWD Closes Public Access to Promote Public Health

EMWD Administration Center.

Perris, CA (March 18, 2020) — In response to public health recommendations surrounding the outbreak and spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) this week closed its main lobbies to the public until further notice.

There will be no interruption in water, wastewater or recycled water services during this period.

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EMWD Honors Sen. Feinstein with Water Champion Award

EMWD General Manager Paul Jones, Senator Dianne Feinstein, EMWD President Ron Sullivan, EMWD's Jolene Walshand EMWD

Perris, CA (March 12, 2020) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) today announced that United States Senator Dianne Feinstein has been awarded its Water Champion Award.

The EMWD Water Champion Award is presented to an individual who shows exemplary service in helping EMWD achieve its mission of providing clean, reliable water, wastewater and recycled water management services for residents of western Riverside County.

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EMWD, UCR Partner on Water Affordability Study

Glass of clean water.

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.

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EMWD Launches New ‘My Account’ Customer Portal

Customer on laptop.

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.