WateReuse California presented Eastern Municipal Water District with the Recycled Water Agency of the Year award Monday at their annual conference in San Diego. EMWD reuses approximately 70 percent of the wastewater that is treated and has more than 2 billion gallons of recycled water storage.
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EMWD is the freshwater, wastewater service and recycled water provider to a 542-square mile area from Moreno Valley southward along the I-215 corridor to Temecula and eastward to Hemet and San Jacinto. Approximately 687,000 people live and work in this area. In addition to its own water customers, EMWD supplements water to eight local water agencies and municipalities that have their own water departments. EMWD operates four water reclamation facilities and treats some 46 million gallons of wastewater daily. More information can be found at EMWD’s website www.emwd.org