Water districts in Riverside County have joined with districts throughout the region to form a water banking program intended to provide access to stored supplies in the event of drought, it was announced Sept. 23.
“This is a historic agreement and will benefit millions of Southern California residents by better preparing our respective regions for future droughts,” Perris-based Eastern Municipal Water District Board President Phil Paule said. “We are proud to have helped develop and implement this innovative program. We sincerely appreciate the partnerships of all the member agencies that have helped make this program possible.”
The Santa Ana River Conservation & Conjunctive Use Program involves a master compact between the EMWD, the Riverside-based Western Municipal Wat