EMWD approves supply assessment for Hemet development

The Eastern Municipal Water District board approved a water supply assessment which indicates the ability to provide service to a planned Hemet development. The 5-0 vote Wednesday, Feb. 17, will be incorporated into the environmental impact report that Hemet is preparing for the project. “We have the ability to serve water to the project,” EMWD board president Phil Paule said. A water agency must provide a letter of service availability for a proposed project. The California Water Code requires all urban water suppliers in the state to prepare and submit an Urban Water Management Plan which must include a detailed evaluation of the supplies necessary to meet expected demand over at least a 20-year period in both normal years and dry years. An urban water supplier is defined as
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