Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) celebrated the completion of the Flagler Wells, the first of its Near-Term projects designed to expedite several water supply projects that will provide a local, sustainable supply for the region.
EVMWD is tapping in to new supplies by replacing irrigation and underutilized wells and extracting and treating the groundwater for drinking water. According to EVMWD, the well conversions, along with other short-term projects, will increase EVMWD’s total supplies by 4,860 acre-feet of water per year, enough to supply as many as 9,720 households. The program is just one of the many ways EVWMD is ensuring a reliable water supply for the future.
“With the completion of this project, we will continue to increase our water reliability within our service area,” said EVMWD Board of Directors Vice President Andy Morris. “The Flagler Wells mark EVMWD’s commitment to maximizing the use of our local resources and sustaining supplies for the future.”
The Flagler Wells, once irrigation wells used for agriculture, were converted to potable drinking water wells. The project, completed in just over a year, will add 1500 acre-feet of drinking water supplies to the EVMWD water system, which equates to enough water for 3,000 households per year.
EVMWD provides service to more than 144,000 water and wastewater customers in a 97-square mile service area in Western Riverside County. The District is a sub-agency of the Western Municipal Water District and a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. For more information, visit evmwd.com.