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EMWD Board to Vote on Updated Division Boundaries

Press Release

Perris, CA (February 8, 2022) — Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is encouraging customers to take part in its process to establish updated boundaries for its Board of Directors divisions.

EMWD will host its second public hearing to consider updated boundaries during its Board Meeting on February 16, 2022. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at EMWD’s Board Room, located at 2270 Trumble Road in Perris.

The redistricting process is done every 10 years, following the United States Census, to ensure that EMWD’s five Board of Director divisions are similarly equal in population.

As a government-authorized Special District, EMWD provides service to nearly one million customers across a 558-square mile service area that stretches from Moreno Valley to Temecula, and from the San Jacinto Valley to the Mead Valley area. Each division should represent approximately 174,000 people.

Every 10 years, the board division boundaries are adjusted to help ensure equal representation across the five divisions. EMWD’s service area population has grown by approximately 15 percent since the 2010 census, however not all divisions have grown proportionately.

Adjustments to division boundaries should help create divisions that are equal in population as far as practicable and may also factor in topography and geography; keeping communities of interest together; and cohesiveness, contiguity, integrity, and compactness of territory. The proposed adjustments involve only minor revisions to existing division boundaries.

“We encourage our customers to participate in this important process to finalize new boundaries that are in the best interest of the residents we are elected to represent,” EMWD Board President Phil Paule said.

For more information on the process, please visit www.emwd.org/redistricting.

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Eastern Municipal Water District is the water, wastewater and recycled water service provider to nearly one million people living and working within a 558-square mile service area in western Riverside County. It 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.”
More information can be found at
www.emwd.org