Water agency receives federal grant to increase supplies

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PERRIS (CNS) - The Eastern Municipal Water District will receive $25 million in federal funds over the next several years to expand its desalination program, increasing freshwater stocks and reducing dependence on water imports, the agency announced Tuesday, Jan. 5. The Perris-based EMWD was selected to receive the additional funding under the recently approved federal Water Resources Development Act, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be responsible for distributing the funds. ``EMWD is incredibly appreciative of our federal elected officials and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their partnership and support of our expanding desalination program,'' EMWD Board Vice President Phil Paule said. ``This funding is another example of EMWD's continued commitment to work with our fed
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