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Elsinore Valley moves forward with septic conversion plan

Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) is seeking grant funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) to convert the neighborhoods of Sedco Hills and Avenues from septic to sewer. Designated as Disadvantaged Communities (DAC), these communities will be transitioned to the EVMWD sewer system in a phased approach over a period of 48 months at no cost to the residents.

EVMWD anticipates this funding agreement to be complete when project construction starts in mid-2023. If awarded, the funding from the CWSRF will cover the cost of construction work, all associated fees, abandonment of the resident’s septic tank(s), and restoration of the resident’s yard.

“This project will provide us with an incredible opportunity to improve our community,” said newly reappointed Director Andy Morris. “Transitioning from septic to sewer will advance EVMWD towards our goals of reducing water pollution, bettering public health, and reducing costly septic system repairs. I look forward to this project’s future, along with my fellow board members, city and EVMWD staff, who have been championing for this important community benefit for many years.”

Property owners who choose to participate in the Septic to Sewer Conversion Project will need to fill out
an opt-in form. EVMWD is currently accepting opt-in forms through January 31, 2023. Owners may also
be eligible for EVMWD’s Rate Assistance for Residents of Elsinore Valley (RARE) Program: www.evmwd.com/assistance.

EVMWD will also be hosting a Septic to Sewer Conversion Project Community Meeting on January 12,
2023, at 6:00pm inside the Lake Elsinore Cultural Arts Center. This meeting will be both in-person and
virtual. EVMWD staff will be on hand to answer project related questions. For more information on the
opt-in form and the community meeting, please visit www.evmwd.com/septic. The Septic to Sewer
Outreach Team can be contacted at 951-200-4136 or septicconversion@evmwd.net.

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