Wastewater

Wastewater

Rates


Western is dedicated to the essential public service of collecting and treating wastewater (sewage), and doing so at the lowest possible cost. Our wastewater team and staff provide this vital service reliably every day of the year. While our agency continually strives for cost efficiency, we also need to keep pace with inflation and other cost increases, including, among others, the costs of complying with regulations governing the treatment and disposal of wastewater, repairing and replacing aging infrastructure, and year-over-year increases related to energy, chemicals, biosolids disposal, maintenance and labor costs. 

Annually, staff assesses whether current wastewater rates generate sufficient revenue to pay for anticipated costs, and then makes a recommendation to the Board of Directors regarding any needed rate adjustments. 

Staff is recommending adjustments to our wastewater rates. The proposed adjustments will be considered at the 6 p.m. July 19, 2017, Board Meeting and Public Hearing conducted by Western at our offices, 14205 Meridian Parkway, in Riverside. If adopted, the proposed adjustments will be applied to all wastewater service billed on or after Oct. 1, 2017.

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 wastewater rate increase for La Sierra Area

WWRF Sewer Service Area  WWRF East Area: Western customers served by the Western Water Recycling Facility are located east of the I-215 freeway. Staff is also recommending that the WWRF East and West service areas be combined.
Notice of Public Hearing to consider wastewater rate decrease for WWRF East Area 

WWRF 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. Residential customers will not be affected as staff has recommended no adjustments to the rates in this service area.

Murrieta Sewer Service Area  Murrieta Area served by SRRRA: Customers served by the Santa Rosa Regional Resources Authority (SRRRA) treatment facility are located in Murrieta excluding the Madison Avenue corridor. Residential customers will not be affected as staff has recommended no adjustments to the rates in this service area.

Murrieta Area served by EMWD: 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 wastewater rate increase for Murrieta area served by EMWD 
Resolution 2983 Retail Wastewater Rates

If you have questions or are a commercial account and need more information regarding the number of Equivalent Dwelling Units (EDUs) assigned to your account, please call our District Resource Officer at 951.571.7239 or email mmckinney@wmwd.com

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.