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EMWD Receives $8M in Federal Funds for Trio of Key Projects

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Perris, CA (June 30, 2022) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) this week received notice that approximately $8 million in federal funding is being advanced to support a trio of critical infrastructure projects that will improve groundwater quality and supply and provide safe and reliable wastewater service throughout its service area.

The Fiscal Year 2023 Interior-EPA Appropriations Bill released last week will help fund those projects through the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s State and Tribal Assistance Grants Program.

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Raise a Glass of Tap Water With EMWD on National Hydration Day

Woman enjoying glass water on national hydration day


Perris, CA (June 23, 2022) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is celebrating National Hydration Day by doing what it does best: Delivering safe and healthy tap water to the communities it serves.

National Hydration Day is celebrated on June 23 each year and was designed to raise awareness of the importance of proper hydration – including through drinking water.

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EMWD Dedicates Third Desalination Facility

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Perris, CA (June 23, 2022) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) today celebrated the opening of its new groundwater desalination facility, which will provide additional local water supply reliability to its service area for future generations.

The Perris II Desalination Facility is EMWD’s third groundwater desalter and will provide enough water for more than 15,000 households each year through its reverse osmosis treatment process. The facility is located in Menifee, adjacent to the existing Menifee I and Perris I desalters.

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Careers in the Water Industry

There is a lot that goes into making sure that water flips on at the flick of faucet or disappears with a flush. To provide you with the best service possible, there is an entire team behind every pipeline, valve, manhole and tank. Thank you to each and every EMWD employee from customer service to fleet; from our engineers to finance and from field engineering and field services to our maintenance team. Interested in a career in water? Learn how you can make a difference by visiting 

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PHOTO SERIES: After the Flush

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How does wastewater treatment work?

Wastewater treatment is an essential part of a modern infrastructure, and its function is simpler than you might think. Take a closer look at how wastewater treatment facilities work and how your wastewater gets turned back into recycled water that can be used to water landscaping and crops.

All water that goes down the drains or you can flush away in the toilet in your home or business flows to one of EMWD’s Regional Water Reclamation Facilities (RWRF).