When collapse from the Pala Trunk Sewer was reported for the second time in five months, Eastern Municipal Water District conducted an investigation and concluded that settling soil in the receiving pit was not properly compacted and caused an offset in the pipeline. An emergency repair contract discovered unanticipated groundwater entering the pipeline, which required additional work. The EMWD board ratified the $348,743 emergency contract total and the $374,980 total expenditure on a 5-0 vote Sept. 1.
The Pala Trunk Sewer is 21 inches in diameter and provides service to a portion of the City of Temecula. Flow from the Pala Trunk Sewer is conveyed to the Pala Lift Station. A portion of the sewer line is within Pechanga Parkway and intersects several Metropolitan Water District of South