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Posted on: May 20, 2021

North Well brings local water to Western Municipal Water District’s Murrieta customers

MURRIETA, CA – Western Municipal Water District (Western) recently completed the construction of North Well, located in Murrieta, California. North Well is a reestablished well that taps into a local groundwater basin to secure a critical water supply for Western’s customers located in its Murrieta service area. 

To celebrate the well’s completion, customers are invited to join us on Facebook or YouTube on Friday, May 21 at 4 p.m. for a live event and ‘build your own’ edible aquifer demonstration. Customers are encouraged to gather edible aquifer ingredients in advance. 

North Well is Western’s latest investment in expanding local groundwater supplies as part of its water supply portfolio. Water pumped from North Well draws from the Murrieta-Temecula Groundwater Basin to serve Western’s Murrieta customers, exclusively, and will help offset the purchase of more costly water that is imported from Northern California. 

“We live in a very dry region. Most of our water is imported from Northern California. Projects like North Well allow Western to secure more sources of safe and reliable local water for our customers, which reduces our reliance on imported water,” said Western’s General Manager Craig Miller.

Active construction to reestablish the decommissioned well at the corner of Vineyard Parkway and Kentucky Derby Way began in Summer 2019. The previous well on site was removed from service in 2017 by Western when its production no longer met quality standards. 

“We are thrilled that North Well is now online, and the well is exclusively serving water to our Murrieta customers. We thank our customers for their patience and cooperation during construction and we hope to see you join us for our virtual Facebook event,” Miller said.

North Well is expected to produce up to 750 gallons of water per minute or 1.08 million gallons per day. This is almost enough water to fill two Olympic-sized swimming pools per day and provides for the essential indoor water needs of 6,000 homes. Since North Well replaced an existing well with similar intended production rates, the well did not impact other area water sources.

To learn more about the North Well Rehabilitation project, visit  wmwd.com/NorthWell. Stay updated on Western’s latest projects, programs and news by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

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Western Municipal Water District is one of the largest public agencies in Riverside County, providing water and wastewater (sewer) services to nearly a million people, both retail and wholesale customers who live, work and play within 527 square miles in one of California’s most populous regions. Learn more: wmwd.com.

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