EVMWD breaks ground on Lighthouse Liftstation

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EVMWD breaks ground on Lighthouse Liftstation

EVMWD breaks ground on Lighthouse Liftstation On August 26 the Elsinore Valley Municipal water District board of directors approved a a $3.67 million contract for the Canyon Lake Lighthouse Liftstation Replacement project. The 15-month project is expected to begin the permitting process and equipment purchasing immediately. Actual excavation at the new site is anticipated to start in November and continue for approximately four months. Once the excavation is complete, EVMWD expects to begin construction of the new Lighthouse Liftstation in February 2005.
The new liftstation will be located at 22650 Lighthouse Dr. and will replace the original liftstation. EVMWD is planning a neighborhood meeting prior to the start of construction. EVMWD has already held two neighborhood meetings, as well, as several meetings with the Canyon Lake POA concerning this new project.
The original Lighhouse liftstation was built in 1968 and was only designed to handle up to 1,060 gallons of sewage per minute. As Canyon Lake has grown over the past several decades, demand on the liftstation has increased and the facility has exceeded its useful life. The new liftstation will utilize the newest technology and will have a capacity of approximately 1,800 gallons per minute. In addition, this new technology will provide a more reliable and efficient system to treat and contain sewer flows in this area.
The new liftstation will also incorporate an emergency underground storage facility designed to contain sewer flows in the event of any malfunction or breakdown. This provides an extra safeguard against possible contamination, until EVWD employees could respond to the emergency.
If there are any questions regarding this project or related issues, please contact the EVMWD engineering department at 674-3146, ext. 8265.
EVMWD provides service to over 103,000 water, wastewater and agricultural customers in a 96 square mile service area in western Riverside county. The District is a sub-agency of Western Municipal Water District, which is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. For additional information visit the website at www.evmwd.com.

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