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Perris North Groundwater Program

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The program is a long-term solution to improve groundwater quality in the Perris North Groundwater Basin, located in the Moreno Valley area. The program will not only address groundwater contamination, but it will also continue to provide a safe and reliable water supply for surrounding communities.

EMWD received a grant from the State Water Resources Control Board to fund approximately half of the project costs for its Perris North Groundwater Program. That grant is funded by the voter approved Proposition 1 Water Bond of 2014.

New Project Updates Available (as of March 21, 2024) – Click on the drop-down sections below

 

Perris North Groundwater Program Fact Sheets

Perris North Groundwater Program - English Fact Sheet

Perris North Groundwater Program - Spanish Fact Sheet

Well Drilling Fact Sheets

Well Drilling - English Fact Sheet

Well Drilling - Spanish Fact Sheet

Listen to our Podcast Episode on the Perris North Groundwater Program: 

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Overview Letters (sent to communities surrounding the entire Program alignment)

Overview Letter -- April 2021

Overview Letter -- February 2022

Overview Letter -- December 2022

Overview Letter -- January 2024

Contact Information:
Alma Ramirez
Public Affairs Program Manager
951-928-3777, ext. 4370
ramireal@emwd.org

Wells 65 and 66

Located near Ironwood Avenue and Heacock Street in Moreno Valley.

Project Description:  This project consists of drilling two groundwater wells along Ironwood Avenue between Heacock Street and Nita Drive.

Project Update (as of March 21, 2024)

  • Crews continue to work intermittently on the Well 65 site to construct the structure, piping, and motors needed to operate the well.  This work is limited to daytime work.
     
  • Well drilling has been successfully completed at Well 65 and Well 66.  24-hour drilling was required to ensure the structural integrity of the well. 
     
  • Please note: All work is weather-permitting.

Project Timeline:  Winter 2020/2021 - TBD

Well 65 – Ironwood Avenue Street View Rendering

Well 65 - Rendering

Well 66 – Inside look Rendering

Well 66 - Rendering

Customer Communications

Well 65 and 66 Customer Letter -- December 2020

Well 65 and 66 Customer Letter #2 -- December 2020

Well 65 and 66 Customer Letter -- February 2021

Well 65 and 66 Customer Letter -- March 2021

Well 66 Customer Letter -- April 2021

Well 65 and 66 Customer Letter -- May 2021

Well 206 and 207 – Perris North Groundwater Treatment Facility

Located near Perris Boulevard and Bay Avenue in Moreno Valley.

Project Description: This project consists of two groundwater wells and a centralized treatment facility, to clean the groundwater from four different well sites using a Granulated Activated Carbon treatment process. 

Project Update (as of March 21, 2024)

  • Crews continue to work throughout the perimeter of the site.
    • Construction for the facility including the structure, piping, and motors needed to operate the wells is on-going.  This work is limited to daytime work.
  • Working hours are set at 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
     
  • Please note:   All work is weather-permitting.  

Project Timeline:  Spring 2021 – TBD

Well 206 and 207 – Perris North Groundwater Treatment Facility Overview Rendering

Well 206 and 207 - Perris North II Groundwater Treatment Facility Rendering

Perris North Groundwater Treatment Facility -- English Fact Sheet

Perris North Groundwater Treatment Facility -- Spanish Fact Sheet

Customer Communications

Well 206 Project Commencement Letter -- May 2021

Well 206 Well Drilling Commencement Letter -- June 2021

Well 206 Project Update Letter -- August 2021

Well 207 Project Commencement Letter -- September 2021

Well 207 Well Drilling Commencement Letter -- September 2021

Well 208 – Santiago Drive

Located on Santiago Drive, at the City of Moreno Valley Corporate Yard.

Project Description:  This project consists of a groundwater well along Santiago Drive in the City of Moreno Valley’s Corporate Yard. 

Project Update (as of March 21, 2024)

  • Crews continue to work intermittently on the site to construct the structure, piping, and motors needed to operate the well.  This work is limited to daytime work.
    • Work will be required on Santiago Ave. Please use proceed with caution.
  • Well drilling has been successfully completed at Well 208.  24-hour drilling was required to ensure the structural integrity of the well. 
     
  • Please note: All work is weather-permitting.

Project Timeline:  Summer 2021 – TBD

Well 208 – Santiago Drive Overview Rendering

Well 208 - Santiago Rendering

Customer Communications

Santiago Customer Letter -- February 2021

Project Commencement Letter -- May 2021

Well Drilling Commencement Letter -- June 2021

Project Update Letter -- August 2021

Project Update Letter -- September 2021

Project Update Letter -- February 2024

Well 209 – Victoriano

Located on Los Cabos Drive in the City of Moreno Valley.

Project Description:  This project consists of a groundwater well along Los Cabos Drive in the City of Moreno Valley. 

Project Update (as of March 21, 2024)

  • The park has been restored and reopened for community use.
     
  • Construction in the corner of the park site will be on-going as crews will be working on the structure, piping, and motors needed to operate the wells
    • Construction is limited to daytime work.  Working hours are from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • The community can expect traffic control measures, including no parking along Los Cabos Drive in front and near the site, from Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • Well drilling has been successfully completed at Well 209.  24-hour drilling was required to ensure the structural integrity of the well. 
     
  • Please note:  All work is weather-permitting.  EMWD is working closely with the City of Moreno Valley and Victoriano Elementary to ensure minimal community impacts.

Project Timeline:  Spring 2021 – TBD

Well 209 (Victoriano) – Overview Rendering

Well 209 - Rendering Overview

Customer Communications

Project Commencement Letter -- April 2021

Well Drilling Commencement Letter -- April 2021

Door Hangers -- Distributed to Communities Immediately Surrounding Well Site

Project Update Letter -- August 2021

Project Update Letter -- April 2022

Project Update Letter -- September 2022

Well Equipping -- Project Commencement Letter -- September 2023

Project Update Letter -- January 2024

Project Update Letter -- February 2024

Perris North Pipeline Project

Project Description:  This project consists of approximately 32,000 linear feet of pipeline that will connect the wells as part of the Perris North Groundwater Program to the Perris North Groundwater Treatment Facility on Perris Boulevard.  These pipelines would be located primarily within roadway right of ways.

Project Locations:

  • Phase 1East on Sweet Grass Drive, South on Flaming Arrow Drive, and East for a portion of Bay Avenue
  • Phase 2Bay Avenue (east of Flaming Arrow Drive) to Kitching Street, south on Kitching Street to Iris Avenue, Iris Avenue east to Los Cabos Drive, then Gentian Avenue to Patricia Street, south on Patricia Street to Santiago Drive, and Santiago Drive west to the Well 208 site.
  • Phase 3Primarily along Perris Boulevard

Project Update (as of March 21, 2024)

  • Phase 1Completed in Fall 2021
  • Phase 2
    • Bay Avenue: Pipeline installation has been completed on Bay Avenue.
      • Base paving has also been completed on Bay Ave. with final paving occurring at a later date.
      • Crews will continue working on housekeeping items intermittently throughout the duration of the project.
      • Crews will also have to come back at a later date to connect the newly installed pipeline to existing pipe in mid-2024.
    • ​Kitching Street:
      • Crews continue to work on project activities between Gentian Avenue and Iris Avenue. 
      • Crews have completed work on Gentian Avenue (residential side, west of the flood channel) between Chelbana Way and Patricia Street.
      • In the coming days, crews will install pipe down Patricia Street between Gentian Avenue and Santiago Drive, and then do a portion of Santiago Drive.
        • ​This work is being completed at a much slower pace to avoid interruption of other utility lines. We appreciate the community’s patience during this time.
           
    • The community can expect:
      • No planned water service interruption; if there happens to be a water outage during construction near your home, please contact (951) 928-3777 ext. 6265 and crews will work on getting service back as quickly as possible. 
      • Residential and school access to remain open at all times. Accommodated access will be available during construction hours. 
      • Anticipate temporary noise, dust, and vibrations from construction work.
      • Traffic control in place during working hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
        • ​Traffic control plans are reviewed and approved by the City of Moreno Valley.
        • Traffic control may include delays, detours, temporary side-street closures, lane closures, temporary no-street parking, and access to sidewalks and bike lanes may be temporarily unavailable.
      • After each workday, crews will be leaving streets in a drivable state with final paving set to occur at the conclusion of the Project, after all pipeline is installed.
      • Please be on the lookout and use caution for crew members traveling the area with large machinery as they make their way to and from the project area.
    • Please note: All work is weather-permitting.
  • Phase 3:  Set to begin in late-2024.

Project Timelines:

  • Phase 1Completed in Fall 2021
  • Phase 2Spring/Summer 2023 – Summer 2024
  • Phase 3 (estimated):  Fall 2024 - TBD
Perris North Pipeline Alignment (Phase 1 in red)

Perris North Pipeline Alignment

Perris North Pipeline Project -- English Fact Sheet

Perris North Pipeline Project -- Spanish Fact Sheet

Customer Communications

Phase I - Project Commencement Letter -- June 2021

Phase I - Project Commencement Flyer -- June 2021

Project Update Door Hangers (distributed to neighbors immediately surrounding construction activities) -- August 2021

Door hangers (distributed to affected customers ahead of water line shutdown) -- August 2021

English/Spanish Customer Letter (distributed to affected customers ahead of water line shutdown) -- August 2021

Door hangers (distributed to customers ahead of final paving of project alignment) -- September 2021

Phase I - Project Update Letter -- September 2021

Phase II - Project Commencement Letter -- April 2023

Door hangers (distributed to customers on Bay Ave. ahead of pipeline installation) -- June 2023

Door hangers (distributed to customers on Brodiaea Ave. ahead of work that required intersection closure) -- October 2023

Phase II - Project Update Letter -- December 2023

Door hangers (distributed to customers on Gentian Ave. and Patricia St. ahead of pipeline installation) -- January 2024

Door hangers (distributed to customers on Patricia St. ahead of pipeline installation) -- March 2024

Monitoring Wells

Project Description:  This project consists of a series of smaller diameter wells used to monitor groundwater quality and supply. 

Project Update (as of March 21, 2024)

  • Locations are currently being finalized.  Construction of monitoring wells will be done in phases and set to begin in 2024.
  • Community meetings are forthcoming.

Estimated Project Completion Date:  TBD

Customer Communications

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