Beginning July 1, several Wildomar area businesses within the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District service area will be receiving recycled water to irrigate their lawns, landscapes and fields. Some of the recipients of this water source include the Lake Elsinore Unified School District, the Wildomar Cemetery District, and the City of Wildomar.
Recycled water is sewer water that is sent from homes and businesses through pipelines to a treatment facility where it is cleaned and ensured safe to return to the environment. Recycled water offers great value and benefits, while maintaining high health and safety standards for our community. It helps offset future dry spells while shoring up the reliability of our overall water supply, keeping water rates reasonable.
EVMWD’s network of recycled water pipes, colored purple for easy identification, have been in place in Wildomar and Southern Lake Elsinore for several years. With the growing demand and dwindling water supply sources, EVMWD had the foresight to install the pipelines with the understanding that once a sufficient supply of recycled water was available, the needs of these areas would be fulfilled. Prior to now, the pipelines have supplied regular drinking water as a substitute in place of the recycled water.
“Expanding our use of recycled water to more of our local businesses allows them to have a health and safety conscious choice to irrigate their landscapes without tapping into our precious drinking water supply,” said EVMWD Board President Andy Morris.
EVMWD’s highly treated recycled water has been approved by the federal government to be used for non‐drinking purposes and is used throughout the EVMWD service area for irrigation and as a supplemental supply for Lake Elsinore for more than two decades. Recycled water irrigation within the EVMWD service area is permissible at select approved irrigation sites at times when the public is not expected to be present.
More information regarding EVMWD’s recycled water can be found at www.evmwd.com/recycledwater.