EMWD approves land exchange with City of Hemet

The Eastern Municipal Water District approved a land exchange with the City of Hemet.The 4-0 EMWD board vote Feb. 15, with Randy Record absent, will exchange 0.37 acres currently owned by Eastern for a 1.24-acre parcel currently owned by the city. Eastern will pay the City of Hemet the $357,000 difference in property valuation and will also be responsible for transaction costs. The board action declared the EMWD land to be surplus, authorized the land exchange agreement and the escrow process, and authorized total appropriations of $412,000.The Cawston Lift Station was built on a 7,000 square foot lot north of Stetson Avenue. The EMWD lift station, which pumped west Hemet’s sewer flow to the San Jacinto Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility for treatment, operated from 1978
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