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California Oaks Road Closure Completed Earlier than Anticipated, Thanks to Diligence and Partnerships
News Image In an effort to relieve Murrieta residents from the inconvenience of the road closure, crews from the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD), the City of Murrieta and Regan Paving have wrapped up repairs three days ahead of schedule California Oaks Road in Murrieta.

The collaboration between the City of Murrieta and EVMWD allowed for the water main leak and damage to the road last Wednesday, April 9, to be assessed quickly and a plan prepared and put into action. EVMWD crews began fixing a damaged pipeline last Wednesday and worked into the early morning hours on Thursday to complete the pipeline repairs. The diligent work of the crews provided a smooth and seamless repair to the damaged asphalt that resulted in the project being completed three days ahead of expectations.

"The patience and cooperation of the residents of Murrieta made all the difference," said Andy Morris, president of the EVMWD Board of Directors. "Our staff, city staff and Regan Paving were able to resolve the issue efficiently, with quick thinking, a well thought-out plan and the understanding of the residents who were affected."


Why does my tap water sometimes appear cloudy?
News Image The EVMWD service area is partially served by wells. Pumping water from our local wells 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.

Governor Declares Drought, Calls for Voluntary Water Use Reduction
News Image Gov. Jerry Brown today declared an official drought state of emergency in California and directed state agencies to take a number of actions to respond to drought conditions.

The governor also called on Californians to voluntarily reduce water use by 20%, and directed residents to Save Our Water a partnership between ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources for ways to reduce household water use, both indoor and outdoor.

Salts and Our Water Supply
News Image 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.

New Rate Structure for Fiscal Years 2013-2015
News Image 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. 

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