Western Municipal receives $4 million to enhance water reliability at March Air Reserve Base

March Air Reserve Base will soon have better water reliability thanks to a second water connection provided by Western Municipal Water District. The project will be funded in part by the U.S. Department of Defense.

“Western is proud to be an important community partner in building the infrastructure needed to support operations at March Air Reserve Base,” Craig Miller, Western’s General Manager said in a statement. “It is an honor to be able to enhance the quality of life for our nation’s service members and ensure that safe, reliable, and high-quality water sources are available on base and throughout the surrounding community.”

Through the DOD’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation, the Defense Community Infrastructure Program funds projects that benefit local military installations and support service members, families, and DOD missions.

Western’s Groundwater Resiliency Connection is a $12.5 million project to protect the continuity and reliability in water delivery to the base and surrounding community. Building a second connection will provide redundancy of service to minimize any impacts to base operations should any water service interruptions occur on the existing connection.

Another project currently underway to support base operations and the nearby community is a new 24-inch pipeline that will provide capacity for fire flows to the future March Lifecare Campus. This project also includes new connections to a joint water production facility operated by Western and Eastern Municipal Water District.

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