Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) serves several cities
and communities within Riverside County, California, one of
which is the relatively newly incorporated City of Menifee.
EMWD had 6- and 8-inch diameter steel water lines from
the mid-20th century that were becoming a nuisance due to
consistent leaks and breaks. Repairs were complicated due to
the lack of easements and rights–of-way. The pipelines were
built in a formerly unincorporated rural area, so a large portion
of the alignment ended up on private land and was inaccessible.
EMWD elected to construct a new waterline to replace the aging,
inaccessible pipes along a different alignment that necessitate a
larger pipe diameter to preserve the water system hydraulics.
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