Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is committed to working
with our Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional (CII)
customers to help them achieve their corporate sustainability
goals and reach compliance with statewide regulations on outdoor
irrigation of nonfunctional turf. EMWD offers a variety of
customer-focused programs such as rebate opportunities, technical
resources, and educational information to help your organization
reduce its water footprint and do its part to help California
stretch its water supply resources.
With California continually facing extreme weather conditions
that result in either prolonged dry conditions or periods of
significant rainfall, EMWD has you covered with the latest on the
statewide and local water supply conditions and regulations.
While California and the western United States will always
experience cyclical water supply conditions, EMWD has proactively
prepared for these periods through investments in a diverse water
supply portfolio, successful management of its
resources, and other programs to promote water use
Using water wisely is a way of life for
Southern California residents. As California continues to
face extreme weather conditions, EMWD appreciates your
partnership in helping to use our state’s water supplies wisely.
Staying WaterWise doesn’t have to be a big and scary
task. It can be as simple as reducing irrigation timers by
2 minutes for every 10 minutes or switching standard sprinklers
to rotating nozzles. Whether you’re a homeowner or a
renter, small changes like these add up to big savings in both
gallons and dollars. When we Stay WaterWise we fulfill our
responsibility of helping California maintain our water supply.
The majority 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.
Approximately 20 percent 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.
The objective of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) is sustainable groundwater management in a manner that prevents significant and unreasonable impacts to groundwater basins in California. Under SGMA, each high and medium priority basin, as identified by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), is required to have a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) that will be responsible for groundwater management and development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). The EMWD Board of Directors is the GSA for the West San Jacinto Groundwater Basin and is responsible for development and implementation of a GSP.
Attn: Thomas Henderson
Principal Engineering Geologist
P.O. Box 8300
Perris, CA 92572-8300
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