EMWD President Paule Elected to Desalination Committee

News release from the Eastern Municipal Water District:

Eastern Municipal Water District Board President Philip E. Paule was unanimously selected to serve on the Executive Committee for CalDesal, it was announced last week.

CalDesal is a leading advocacy group that is dedicated to the advancement of ocean and groundwater desalination and salinity management throughout California.

“As we are faced with uncertainty surrounding our water supply, it is important that we embrace the technologies that are both local and sustainable, such as desalination,” Paule said. “It’s an honor to be appointed to the committee and join a group of individuals that are committed to ensuring a better water supply future for our state.”

EMWD has invested heavily in groundwater desalination, which accounts for 6 percent of its potable water supply. EMWD has two state-of-the-art desalters and has 11 active brackish groundwater wells, with a 12th currently under construction.

Paule has served on EMWD’s Board of Directors since 2006 and represents Division 1, which includes portions of Moreno Valley and Perris, and the unincorporated areas of Winchester, French Valley, Good Hope, Green Acres, Homeland, Lakeland, Juniper Flats and Gilman Hot Springs.

Among his many roles, Paule also serves on EMWD’s Executive and Administrative Committees and the Hemet-San Jacinto Watermaster Board.


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