San Jacinto Water Replenishment Basin expected to be completed at end of September

Water is pumped into the EMWD Groundwater West Replenishment Basin to test the new basin’s viability. It passes the test. Valley News/EMWD photo
San Jacinto residents have already begun walking on the pedestrian path surrounding Eastern Municipal Water District’s new $22 million Groundwater West Replenishment Basin nearing final completion.The replenishment basin, at the corner of Esplanade Avenue and Ramona Expressway, has been under construction for almost two years and is expected to be completed at the end of September, according to Kevin Pearson, EMWD’s Public Information Officer. Pearson said the project is the hub of what the district calls its “water banking” program.David Ollis Landscape Development crews were planting the last of almost 5,000 drought tolerant plants along both sides of the pedestrian path that one day will bloom to shade passersby, Sept. 3. The pathway will allow the foot travellers to see
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