EMWD groundwater replenishment project in San Jacinto begins new phase; main excavation complete

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The north construction entrance partially hides heavy equipment being used for the Eastern Municipal Water District’s Mountain Avenue West Groundwater Replenishment Facility. Most of the excavation was completed Thursday, Aug. 20. Tony Ault photo
Some of the plastic covering the fences surrounding Eastern Municipal Water District’s Mountain Avenue West Groundwater Replenishment Facility project are starting to come down at the Ramona Expressway and Esplanade Avenue in San Jacinto. While most of the plastic covering on the chain link fence remains, some has been removed, making the excavation site visible and showing off the large walled-in drilling rig on the south end of the dig site and some piping. Some heavy equipment is being used to install pipelines and to level the landscaped pedestrian walkways around the perimeter in preparation for planting water-resistant plants and winding concrete sidewalks. The large well-drilling rig hidden by the 24-foot high s
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