Eastern Municipal Water District

Action/Info Item

Adopt a Proposed Resolution to Support the District's Application to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency Grants Program, and Designate an Authorized Representative


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  1. Exhibit A - Resolution


Through this U.S. Bureau Reclamation (USBR) grant program, USBR provides funding for projects that increase water reliability and improve water management, including the use of expanded technologies and capabilities consistent with the goals of the October 19, 2018 Presidential Memorandum on Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West.


The Moreno Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility (MVRWRF) treats 14-million gallons per day (MGD) of sewage.  The treated effluent is conveyed offsite as recycled water using the facility’s Tertiary Effluent Pump Station (TEPS).  This proposed project will improve equalization of the tertiary effluent system at the MVRWRF and support greater reliability of recycled water management.


This project will provide additional piping to hydraulically interconnect an onsite storage pond with the TEPS wet well to increase the wet well holding volume, stabilize pumping rates, and improve supply reliability.


The added wet well holding volume for the TEPS will improve reliability and service pressure of delivery of recycled water to customers.  This benefit will include the ability to continue delivery of recycled water during periods of plant upsets, where production of recycled water is temporarily either offline or insufficient to meet demands. The added benefit of integration is improved operational flexibility, reliability, and improved recycled water customer service.


The project cost is approximately $6,700,000. The District is requesting the maximum eligible grant amount of $1,000,000.


In order to proceed with the funding application, SWRCB requires that EMWD adopt a Resolution which authorizes the submittal of the application and designate authorized signatories, the proposed Resolution is attached as Exhibit A.


Financial/Strat Plan/Enviro


Funding for this item is provided for in the Biennial Budget for Fiscal Years 2018-19.



External Funding Opportunities:  Aggressively pursue outside funding to reduce financial burden to the District's customers.



This project is subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  In conformance with the California Code of Regulations Title 14, Chapter 3, Section 15004, the appropriate environmental document will be prepared when “meaningful information” becomes available.


Adopt a proposed Resolution to support EMWD’s application to the U.S. Bureau Reclamation’s grant funding program and designate an authorized representative.

Meeting History

Mar 14, 2019 3:30 PM  Board Planning Committee Regular Meeting
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Mar 20, 2019 9:00 AM  Board of Directors Regular Meeting
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Resolution 2019-028

MOVER:Philip E. Paule, Vice President
SECONDER:David J. Slawson, Board Member
YES:Ronald W. Sullivan, Philip E. Paule, David J. Slawson
ABSENT:Stephen J. Corona, Randy A. Record