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Who We Are


Who We Are

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) is the water, wastewater service and recycled water provider to nearly one million people living and working within a 601-square mile service area in western Riverside County and northern San Diego 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.”

EMWD provides service to retail customers located within the cities of Canyon Lake, Hemet, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Perris, San Jacinto, and Temecula, as well as the unincorporated communities of French Valley, Good Hope, Homeland, Lakeview, Mead Valley, Murrieta Hot Springs, Nuevo, Romoland, Valle Vista and Winchester.

EMWD also supplies water on a wholesale basis to the cities of Hemet, Perris, and San Jacinto; Fallbrook Public Utility District, Lake Hemet Municipal Water District; Nuevo Water Company; Rancho California Water District; and Western Municipal Water District.

With 70 years of experience, the board members and staff of EMWD are proud, confident and ready for the future.

Use of EMWD Facilities

EMWD allows community groups or organizations, which benefit the communities we serve, to utilize EMWD facilities.

The EMWD Facility Use Agreement Form has been developed to protect EMWD from risk exposure and incurred expenses to its rate payers.

To request use of an EMWD facility, please contact EMWD’s Public and Governmental Affairs department at 951-928-3777, ext. 3430 or complete and submit the form via email.


EMWD Annual Report

Cover Page Picture EMWD 2023 Year In Review Annual Report

2023 Year In Review Annual Report

The Year In Review Annual Report provides EMWD customers and stakeholders a look at the highlights from a year in which EMWD achieved historical milestones in its nearly 75-year commitment to deliver safe, environmentally sustainable and industry-leading services to the nearly 1 million customers who depend on it.

Press Release

EMWD applauds Governor Newsom on the timely release of the August 2022 Water Supply Strategy: Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future

Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) applauds Governor Newsom on the timely release of the August 2022 Water Supply Strategy: Adapting to a Hotter, Drier Future.  EMWD recognizes the need to make generational investments in our water supply reliability infrastructure including storage and conveyance, amid worsening aridifcation in California.

Press Release Career Opportunities

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 

Press Release

What’s Up with the Purple Pipe?

What is recycled water?  

Recycled water is water that leaves your home or business, enters our sewer system, and is treated at one of the four regional water reclamation facilities throughout EMWD’s service area.​

You can easily identify recycled water as it has its own distribution system which is purple, so when you see purple piping out in the community the water being used is recycled.

Press Release

What Is An Aquifer?

What Is An Aquifer?

We often hear a lot about aquifers and our local water supplies, but what exactly does that mean?

An aquifer is a giant underground reservoir that holds groundwater. While we can’t build an aquifer, EMWD uses science and engineering to learn where our natural aquifers are at, and how we can keep them sustainable and healthy so they can help provide us with a safe and reliable local water supply for many years to come.



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