EMWD approves purchase of Hemet groundwater carry-over credits

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The annual Hemet-San Jacinto Basin groundwater allocation for the city of Hemet is currently more than the city uses, so the city has carry-over credits and the Eastern Municipal Water District will be purchasing some of those. Eastern’s board voted 5-0 Wednesday, March 17, to approve an interagency agreement for the purchase of city of Hemet carryover credits. The city will transfer 2,500 acre-feet annually for the eight-year period of the agreement. “I think it’s a win-win for both the city of Hemet and Eastern,” Phil Paule, Eastern board president, said. Hemet’s annual allocation from the Hemet-San Jacinto Basin averages 7,500 acre-feet per year; the allocation is based on natural recharge quantity and the city’s proportional share of imported replenishment water. T
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