EMWD approves new lease with Quality Turf

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Quality Turf Inc. leases land from the Eastern Municipal Water District, and a new lease will increase the rent amount Quality Turf pays the water district. The new two-year lease was approved on a 5-0 board vote, Wednesday, July 15. The lease area encompasses 140 acres adjacent to EMWD’s San Jacinto Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility. Quality Turf will pay $80 per acre annually. The land is referred to as the Buena Vida property. “This lease was in place when we bought the property,” Paul Jones, general manager of Eastern, said. Originally the lease was for 190 acres, although Eastern expects the completion of 5 megawatts of solar power generation in the new future as well as future addition of on-site water treatment facilities, so the lease area was reduced for
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