In areas throughout the EVMWD service area that are served by wells, pumping can trap tiny air bubbles that temporarily cause water to appear cloudy. While this may impact the water's appearance, it does not affect the water's safety and will not harm household plumbing systems.
One of the most important issues facing water supplies throughout Southern California today is salinity.EVMWD is introducing a special four chapter series to discuss the challenges of salinity. Visit the Salts and Our Water Supply webpage for information.
Making Drinking Water Quality Even Better
In February 2014, EVMWD will upgrade its drinking water disinfection process in the Temescal Region. Chloramine disinfection will replace the current chlorine disinfection. Both chemicals are safe and effective methods of water disinfection approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The chloramination process is accomplished by treating water with a compound of ammonia and chlorine, as opposed to the current procedure that uses only chlorine. Even though the chloramination procedure is a more popular and simple method of water disinfection, it may require changes on behalf of some of our customers.
Your 2012 Water Quality Report is available online and at EVMWD Headquarters. Click here to review this report that will provide you with important information about the quality of EVMWD's drinking water.
After many years of diligent efforts to maintain stable rates, EVMWD now faces an estimated $2.2 million increase in its costs for imported water from the Metropolitan Water District beginning July 1. The increase, which is affecting water districts across Riverside County and Southern California, necessitated increased rates for EVMWD water and wastewater customers.
EVMWD has initiated many cost-cutting measures to make the increase as minimal as possible. EVMWD has eliminated nine permanent positions and reduced its conservation budget to help offset the imported water costs by $1 million over two years.