EMWD has several innovative projects that are funded, in part, by grants from various state, federal, and local agencies.
Salinity Management: Perris II Desalter
Removing the salt from seawater or high-salinity groundwater is technically difficult and expensive. In the past, the capital and operational expense of desalination could only be justified in the absence of any alternative water supply. The Perris II Desalter will produce potable water from from an otherwise unuseable groundwater resource and reduce future demands for imported water.
Quail Valley Wastewater Collection to Replace Failing Septic Systems
This project is for the environmental work and preliminary design costs for a sewer system in Quail Valley. The community of Quail Valley is located in southwestern Riverside County, immediately north of Canyon Lake. Failing septic systems in Quail Valley have resulted in polluted water in the community and in downstream Canyon Lake.