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Federal Representatives Secure $1 Million in Funding for Rancho Water Infrastructure Projects

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2024
Federal Representatives Secure $1 Million in Funding for Rancho Water Infrastructure Projects 

Temecula, Calif.— With the recent release of the first package of the Fiscal Year 2024 appropriations bills, the Rancho California Water District (Rancho Water/District) is grateful for the support from our Congressional and Senate representatives for the $1 million in new funding. This funding will support vital water infrastructure projects in the Temecula and Murrieta Valley and will support water resilience for our agricultural and urban customers. Rancho Water is pleased to receive this funding which was secured with bi-partisan support from Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and United States Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA).  

The appropriations bills invest in a range of important programs which favor innovative solutions, safer communities, and critical investments in infrastructure, economic growth, and research. The funding for Rancho Water will support the District’s Upper Valle de Los Caballos Groundwater Recharge and Recovery Expansion Program (Groundwater Banking Program). As a first phase, this project will expand Rancho Water’s groundwater storage to nearly 60,000 acre-feet which will support opportunities for regional investment in long-term water supply storage.

“Rancho Water is grateful to have the support of Senator Padilla and Congressman Issa for the District’s water infrastructure projects which will help advance Rancho Water’s mission,” said Rancho Water Board President John Rossi. “These projects are important to reducing our reliance on imported water, which is an essential part of Rancho Water’s continued commitment to serving the community in a fiscally-responsible manner with dependable infrastructure and innovative solutions for water resiliency.”

The District received $11 million in grants over the past year for the Groundwater Banking Program and continues to pursue outside funding and grants which will reduce the cost of the project for Rancho Water’s customers. For more information about Rancho Water projects and programs, visit RanchoWater.com.
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About Rancho California Water District: The mission of Rancho Water is to deliver reliable, high-quality water, wastewater, and reclamation services to its customers and communities in a prudent and sustainable manner. Rancho Water is a local, independent Special District, organized on August 16, 1965, servicing approximately 150 square miles and more than 46,000 service connections in Temecula, Murrieta, and parts of unincorporated Riverside County.

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