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About EMWD

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is the water, wastewater and recycled water provider to nearly 1 million people living and working in a 558-square mile service area in western Riverside County. EMWD is California’s sixth-largest retail water agency and its mission is “To deliver value to our diverse customers and the communities we serve by providing safe, reliable, economical and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water services.”

EMWD’s water supply sources include water imported by The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, local groundwater, groundwater desalination, and recycled water. EMWD treats more than 45 million gallons of wastewater per day and is a national leader in recycled water, which it uses 100 percent of its available supply each year.

EMWD provides service to retail customers located within the cities of Canyon Lake, Hemet, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Perris, San Jacinto, and Temecula, as well as the unincorporated communities of French Valley, Good Hope, Homeland, Lakeview, Mead Valley, Murrieta Hot Springs, Nuevo, Romoland, Valle Vista, and Winchester.

EMWD also supplies water on a wholesale basis to three city water departments and four other retail water agencies.

For more information, please view our Agency Profile.

Media Contact Information

EMWD has a broad range of subject matter experts within the water, wastewater and recycled water industry available for interviews with reporters.

Among the subjects which EMWD is able to provide comments and fact-based information on include water supply, the drought, water supply planning, water use efficiency, groundwater, groundwater desalination, infrastructure investments, legislative advocacy, environmental and regulatory compliance, wastewater treatment, recycled water, and much more.

To arrange an interview with one of our subject matter experts, media inquiries may be directed to the following:

Kevin Pearson
Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 951-928-3777, ext. 4219

EMWD Photos

Below are photos that media may use for stories involving EMWD. Please click a thumbnail below to view the full-size image.

EMWD Main Office

EMWD Desalination Complex

EMWD Groundwater Replenishment

EMWD Hemet Water Filtration Plant

EMWD Perris Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility

EMWD Recycled Water - Agriculture


These photographs of Eastern Municipal Water District buildings and facilities are available to journalists and bloggers for editorial purposes only. They are not available for advertising or stock usage. Images may not be altered in any way other than resizing and cropping. Photos should be credited to Eastern Municipal Water District.

Perris II Desalter

Perris II Desalter Building

Perris II Desalter - Reverse Osmosis Trains

Perris II Desalter Treatment Facility

Perris II Desalter Piping

Video footage is available upon request.

Press Releases

Click here to view recent EMWD press releases