Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has named the County of Riverside as its 2022 Water Champion for its ongoing commitment to partner on providing a more sustainable water supply future for the region.
EMWD’s Water Champion Award is presented to those who show exemplary service in helping EMWD achieve its mission to deliver value to its diverse customers and the communities it serves by providing safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally sustainable water, wastewater and recycled water service.
“The County of Riverside has been an incredibly valuable partner in working with EMWD to ensure a better water supply future for its residents,” EMWD General Manager Joe Mouawad said. “When it came time to select our 2022 Water Champion Award, it was clear that the County of Riverside and the Board of Supervisors were a clear choice based on their commitment to collaboration and service to the community.”
EMWD received more than $15.6 million in funding from the County through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to help support six projects that will benefit the region.
EMWD coordinated with the Third District office of Supervisor Chuck Washington to receive more than $10 million in funding that will go toward three projects: The Mission Canyon II Pump Station Replacement in Hemet; the Southern Wine Country Sewer and the Northern Wine Country Sewer Phase II in unincorporated Temecula.
First District Supervisor Kevin Jeffries allocated more than $5 million in funding for a trio of projects: The Mead Valley Cajalco Sewer Infrastructure project, the Good Hope Olive Area Water System Improvements, and the Mead Valley Cajalco Corridor Water System Improvements.