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Eastern Municipal Water District
Eastern Municipal Water District
Eastern Municipal Water District
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8300
Perris, CA 92572-8300
Street Address: 2270 Trumble Rd.
Perris, CA 92570
(951) 928-3777
FAX (951) 928-6177
Web Site:
General Manager: Paul D. Jones II, P.E.
Representatives on Metropolitan board: Randy A. Record
Date formed: October 16, 1950
Joined Metropolitan: May 15, 1951
Service area: 542 square miles
Water sources for area served
Local: 20%
  Recycled: 25%
Metropolitan: 55%
Water served
Municipal & Industrial: 98%
Agricultural: 2%
Number of water purveyors the
district wholesales water to:


Cities-Hemet, Murrieta, Moreno Valley, Perris, San Jacinto, Temecula and Menifee.

Unincorporated areas-French Valley, Good Hope, Homeland, Juniper Flats, Lakeview, Nuevo, Mead Valley, Murrieta Hot Springs, North Canyon Lake, Quail Valley, Romoland, Sun City, Valle Vista and Winchester.

Population: 755,000
Number of water customers: 133,000


In the early 1960s, Eastern expanded its responsibilities to include sewage and wastewater reclamation. EMWD has four operating regional reclamation plants with a combined capacity of 60 million gallons a day (mgd) and is currently treating more than 46 mgd. EMWD is one of the state’s largest marketers of recycled water for beneficial purposes including agriculture, groundwater recharge, irrigation for golf courses and school grounds, and wildlife enhancement. Currently 89% of recycled water is utilized.

In 1999, EMWD became the first public agency in California to earn the Cal/STAR designation from The California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). To keep the Cal/STAR designation, EMWD was recertified in 2007 and must apply for recertification every three years. The Cal/STAR program recognizes employers and employees whose efforts have achieved exemplary occupational safety and health practices.

In 2005, EMWD became the first public utility to earn a silver-level award from the California Awards for Performance Excellence (CAPE) and again, in 2007, after a competitive, rigorous application process, EMWD employees were honored with the distinguished silver level CAPE award. The California Council for Performance Excellence (CCE) is a non-profit foundation dedicated to helping California’s private companies and public sector agencies achieve world-class results. CCE assesses and recognizes organization excellence through the CAPE program based on the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria.

Long-term water supply development includes expanded water conservation and recycling, conjunctive use of local basins to store imported water, management plans to protect local groundwater, desalination of brackish groundwater, and improved coordination with MWD to optimize the use of available imported water supplies.

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Page updated: June 15, 2012