Wastewater

Wastewater

Rates


Western Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors approved Resolution 2939, which establishes new rates and charges for wastewater/sewer service. The adopted rates will be applied to all wastewater service billed on or after Oct. 1, 2016.

Although Western is dedicated to providing wastewater services at the lowest possible cost, sometimes increases become necessary when complying with regulations governing the treatment and disposal of wastewater, repairing and replacing aging infrastructure, and year-over-year increases related to energy, chemical, bio solids disposal, maintenance and labor costs. The rate changes vary by service area due to different treatment facilities and conveyance costs.

For more information about the rates for your service area, click on the area where you receive service:  
WRCRWA Sewer Service Area  La Sierra area: Western customers served by the Western Riverside County Regional Water Authority treatment plant are located in the communities of Lake Hills, Victoria Grove, La Sierra and Home Gardens. For properties where Western does not provide water service, annual wastewater charges are collected on the County tax roll. 
Notice of Public Hearing to consider sewer rate increase for La Sierra Area. 
Financial Justification for FY16 Wastewater Rate Increase - La Sierra.
WWRF Sewer Service Area  March East area: Western customers served by the Western Water Recycling Facility are located east of the I-215 freeway. 
Notice of Public Hearing to consider sewer rate increase for March East Area.  

March West area: Western customers served by the Western Water Recycling Facility are located west of the I-215 freeway in the communities of Mission Ranch, Boulder Springs, portions of Riverside, Perris and Cajalco/Woodcrest. 
Notice of Public Hearing to consider sewer rate increase for March West Area.

Financial Justification for FY16 Wastewater Rate Increase - March East and West.
Murrieta Sewer Service Area  Murrieta customers served by the Santa Rosa Regional Resources Authority (SRRRA) treatment facility are located in Murrieta excluding the Madison Avenue corridor. There are no increases anticipated for SRRRA customers for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. 

Murrieta commercial customers served by the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) treatment facility are located along the Madison Avenue corridor. Notice of Public Hearing to consider sewer rate increase for Murrieta area served by EMWDFinancial Justification for FY16 Wastewater Rate Increase - Murrieta served by EMWD and SRRRA
Resolution 2939 Retail Wastewater Rates

For more information or if you have questions, please call us 951.571.7100 or email water@wmwd.com

For more information regarding the number of Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) assigned to your property, please contact customer service at 951.571.7104.

Treatment Facilities

 
Western operates two wastewater treatment plants, one in Corona called the Western Riverside County Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant and the other in Riverside known as the Western Water Recycling Facility.

The Corona plant is a joint powers authority and is governed by the Western Riverside County Regional Wastewater Authority (WRCRWA). The WRCRWA plant, a facility capable of providing clean recycled water for irrigation or for discharge into the watershed, was brought online in 1998. It’s designed to clean up to eight million gallons of wastewater per day with the capacity for future expansion. Wastewater from Western, the City of Norco, Jurupa Community Services District, Corona Department of Water & Power and Home Gardens Sanitary District is collected through many miles of pipelines, pumped to the WRCRWA plant, processed and released into the Santa Ana River in a cleaner state than the existing river water.

The Riverside facility, located near March Air Reserve Base, is a 3 million gallon a day processing plant for treating wastewater that was expanded in 2010-11 to produce clean, high-quality recycled water for irrigation use. A main customer for this unique water source is the Riverside National Cemetery, which irrigates more than 900 acres of grass and plants with Western recycled water.