The Riverside County’s Department of Waste Resources has six groundwater monitoring wells at the closed Hemet Landfill, but one of those wells is in the public right-of-way for Esplanade Avenue. Both the city of San Jacinto and the Eastern Municipal Water District have requested that the Department of Waste Resources abandon the well, and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0, Tuesday, Jan. 26, to approve the plans and specifications to abandon the well and advertise the work for bid.
The supervisors’ action set a Tuesday, Feb. 16, bid deadline for proposals. Because there will be no expansion of usage the supervisors also found the project to be categorically exempt from California Environmental Quality Act review.
Abandoning the well will allow the city of San Jac