Water agencies agree to improve March Air Reserve Base and surrounding areas water quality

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Western Municipal Water District and Eastern Municipal Water District announced they have agreed to work together to improve March Air Reserve Base’s water quality through a North Perris Groundwater Basin Program. The agreement signed in December included multiple projects within EMWD’s service area which will treat segments of the basin to remove and remediate nitrates, perchlorates, volatile organic compounds and total dissolved solids, making a previously unavailable water supply safe for drinking water use at the base, according to EMWD officials. It will provide a new and safe local water supply for the area. In addition, the program will protect non-contaminated portions of the basin from future threats. Lastly, the program will help address rising groundwater levels in the
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