Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) announced this week it has received an $8.9 million grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation for the expansion of its Regional Wastewater Reclamation Facility.
the grant is a part of the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSMART Program which funds the planning, design, and construction of water recycling and reuse projects.
“We are very grateful to the Bureau of Reclamation for their generous support of our regional expansion project,” said Phil Williams, president of the EVMWD board of directors. “As our community continues to grow, these improvements will help us to meet projected demand and diversify available water supplies, ensuring reliable service both now and in the future.”
The expansion of EVMWD’s regional facility will increase capacity, upgrade treatment processes and improve efficiency all designed to meet increased demand from projected population growth. The expansion of the regional facility will allow EVMWD to treat an additional 4 million gallons of wastewater each day.
The project is currently under construction with a completion date in 2024.