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Western Municipal Restores Local Water Source in Murrieta

Western Municipal Water District announces that groundwater from the restored New Clay Well replaces a portion of the more costly imported supply for Murrieta customers.

The following is a news release issued by Western Municipal Water District:

Western has restored a Murrieta water source for its customers, which brings more locally produced groundwater to customers’ homes instead of the more costly imported water purchased from the Metropolitan Water District.

“Pumping water from right beneath where we live is far less expensive than transporting costly water from distant sources like the Colorado River and Bay-Delta,” said Western Board Member Brenda Dennstedt, whose division includes Murrieta. “From utilizing our local wells, desalting groundwater and our use of recycled water, Western continues to look for ways to bring safe, secure local water to our customers.”

The four-month water quality and supply improvement project provides about one-third of the Murrieta Division water demands with the more cost-efficient local supply. The District has made substantial investments in restoring local groundwater sources at sustainable pumping quantities within the local basin.

The roughly $120,000 well renovation project will see a return on investment within three to six months as Western will be able to purchase less of more costly imported water. Funds for the renovation came from Western refinancing debt in the Murrieta Division. By refinancing the District’s CFD bonds, $4.5 million in long-term interest expense will be saved benefitting the Murrieta Division customers, and it has generated nearly $600,000 for improving Murrieta’s water sources and infrastructure.

The renovated New Clay Well water quality exceeds the state of California drinking water quality standards. All of the water Western supplies undergo rigorous and routine periodic testing to ensure that the District is delivering high-quality, safe drinking water to customers. The District’s 2012 Consumer Confidence Report details the quality of all water provided by the District; the current report is available at wmwd.com.

In addition to bringing this well back online and expanding local water resources, Western’s work in the Murrieta Division includes improvements to the Alson Pump Station and the addition of Grizzly Ridge Reservoir No. 2, which helped improve pressure in the Grizzly Ridge Pressure Zone. Additionally, the Olga Gordon Reservoir No. 2 increased water storage capacity and two water interconnection projects provide emergency water and improved water service to the area.

Western Municipal Water District provides water supply, wastewater disposal and water resource management to the public in a safe, reliable, environmentally sensitive and financially responsible manner.

TheOtherGuy December 20, 2012 at 04:12 PM
At last-- making constructive use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (see headline)!
Jit566 December 20, 2012 at 08:03 PM
my water bill is total about $100 per month ($35 is for sewer and $35 is for service fee). no way i can save that $70. water itself doesn't cost a lot. local well is not reducing a large amount of water charge, it is just more profit for water district. on top of that, we just received the notice to increase water charge in jan 2013. the notice was sent out around thanksgiving time. what money are we saving? none, they will only ask for more
all-c-ing-eye December 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM
Since moving here i noticed that if i try to clean my car, wash dishes in the dishwasher,mop the floors etc im left with a dull finish or spotty or worse. Rancho says its hard water here but its good for you health wise? Well it is hard its hard to clean my car, its hard to clean anything using the water i get. A suggestion was to get a water softener. Does that really help, or is it a waste of money? thanks
ges December 21, 2012 at 05:23 AM
Do not let Murrieta Water dry on your windows
LetsBfair December 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM
You people are drinking doo doo water and dont even know it. How many of you have seen the purple water systems in town. Reclaimed water is doo doo water. It goes from your toilet and through some filters and back to your mouth to drink. But you are Ok because you believe and trust those corporations that feed you this junk. From you sewerr (poop and prescriptions) to your mouth.. Temecula is also spraying doo doo water on all of those parks. Look closely at the signs saying "Do not Touch" this water. Its poison. But they let your kids play in it. Look at Hareveston. Wake Up.
LetsBfair December 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Doo Doo water drinking in Orange County.. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/27/us/27conserve.html?_r=0 Doo Doo water drinking in Riverside County coming your way.. http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/riverside/riverside-headlines-index/20120211-riverside-plan-to-recycle-wastewater-moving-forward.ece Don't believe your city council. They lie. Enough said.
Dianna Jackson December 21, 2012 at 06:22 PM
White vinegar in the dishwasher elimantes water spots, same for your car. A small amount in the laundry helps keep the color in clothes. In addition, it helps reduce the mineral build up that causes dishwasher/washer repairs.

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