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Water Supply

Overview

Water Supply

EMWD’s potable (drinking) water supply come from:

Imported Supplies from The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through its Colorado River Aqueduct and its connections to the State Water Project.

Local Supplies from groundwater management and desalination efforts.

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Imported Water

Approximately 75% of EMWD’s potable (drinking) water demand is supplied by imported water from The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California through its Colorado River Aqueduct and its connections to the State Water Project.

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Groundwater

Approximately 25% of EMWD’s potable (drinking) water demand is supplied by EMWD groundwater wells. The majority of the groundwater produced by EMWD comes from its wells in the Hemet and San Jacinto area. Some of these wells have limited production as a result of the Fruitvale Judgment and Decree. EMWD also has wells in the Moreno Valley, Perris Valley and Murrieta areas.

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Hemet-San Jacinto Watermaster

The Hemet‑San Jacinto Watermaster (Watermaster) is a judicial creation of the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Riverside through the Stipulated Judgment entered on April 18, 2013 (Riverside County Superior Court Case No. RIC 1207274).  The Stipulated Judgment declares individual rights of Eastern Municipal Water District (Eastern), Lake Hemet Municipal Water District (Lake Hemet), City of Hemet (Hemet), City of San Jacinto (San Jacinto) and other private groundwater pumpers to Groundwater in the Canyon Subbasin, the San Jacinto Upper Pre

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