The Eastern Municipal Water District will acquire a Hemet parcel from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and will also have a widened easement over four other parcels.
Eastern’s board voted 5-0 Wednesday, Dec. 16, to approve the purchase of a 31,873-square-foot parcel for $25,858, to acquire the easements for $23,400 and to appropriate $100,000 for the acquisitions. The easement acquisition is contingent upon subsequent Metropolitan Water District board approval.
MWD had previously declared property north of Domenigoni Parkway and west of State Street to be surplus. In February 2019, MWD issued a notice of intent to dispose of 603 acres of property near the Diamond Valley Reservoir. The five parcels involved in the EMWD acquisition are part of that surplus land.