Murrieta Service Area


In 2005, Western merged the former Murrieta County Water District into our operations. Since that time, Western has had the privilege of providing our valued customers with reliable service. In recent months, Western conducted a preliminary comparison of water delivery options to ensure a high level of service at the lowest cost to you – our Murrieta Service Area customers.

The Western Board of Directors formed the Murrieta Committee to consider whether to further evaluate service options. Staff provided the Murrieta Committee with information on potential cost savings, infrastructure needs, water quality challenges, and imported water capacity needs. During this investigation, staff considered if Murrieta residents could be served more economically by neighboring agencies. Staff was directed to further review the service options available. Since then, these activities have taken place regarding the Murrieta Service Area.

Latest Update 
Western’s customers have received a notice for a public hearing on October 4th regarding consideration of proposed water rates. The District will be holding a Town Hall meeting in Murrieta on September 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., at the Murrieta City Council Chambers, 1 Town Square. This is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and learn more about the need for the proposed rates and the cost of providing water service. District staff will share information on rates at this meeting, which will not include the discussion of the Murrieta Service Area challenges. For additional details on the proposed water rates, please click here.

Committee Activities

Upcoming Meetings

October 2017 (pending)
Previous Meeting Activities and Actions
Links to agendas, presentations, and minutes are included below.

Resources & Background Documentation

Customer Outreach:
The following letters have been mailed to Murrieta residents to provide notification of Committee and Board actions.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Development Challenges:

  • Rancho, Eastern, and Western are coordinating activities and planning options for the region 
**For Murrieta Committee related inquiries, please email or call 951.571.7109**