Proposition 84 Round 2 IRWM Implementation

To view map of OWOW Proposition 84 IRWM Projects submitted click here: http://www.sawpa.net/prop84allrounds/projects.htm.

Projects Awarded Under Prop 84 2015 Round Funds

The IRWM Grant Program is designed to encourage integrated regional management of water resources and provide funding for projects that support integrated water management planning and implementation . Below are the projects that met all statutory requirements including grant recipient eligibility and project eligibility, and therefore were awarded Prop 84 Round 2 funds.

Eastern Municipal Water District – Grant Amount: $1,000,000

The project will remove up to an additional 2,900 Acre-Feet/year (AF/yr) of brackish water from the Perris groundwater basin by the addition of groundwater wells to the existing brackish water distribution system that supplies the existing Perris Desalter. The project entails constructing three (3) new wells and associated equipment; approximately 8,100 feet of pipeline; appurtenances, and other equipment.

Eastern Municipal Water District – Grant Amount: $1,930,000

Project will install a sewer collection system to replace the approximately 149 failing individual septic systems in the disadvantaged community of Quail Valley. The project includes the construction of approximately 8,400 linear feet of gravity sewer line, 22 manholes, 6,700 linear feet of laterals, and connection to EMWD sewage collection system.

US Forest Service – Grant Amount $1,000,000

Forest First – Increase Stormwater Capture and Decrease Sediment Loading through Forest Ecological Restoration, USDA Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest

The Forest Service and its partners propose to implement a planned ecosystem restoration (thinning/vegetation removal and road reconstruction) project in the San Bernardino National Forest to quantify benefits on water quality (sediment reduction), water supply (less evapotranspiration), and reducing operations and maintenance costs (sediment reduction). Modeling of sediment production impacts due to a severe wildfire in the project area indicate that the amount of sediment and debris that could flow downstream following a large rain event could be up to 4 million cubic yards.

US Forest Service – Grant Amount $1,000,000

Forest First – Increase Stormwater Capture and Decrease Sediment Loading through Forest Ecological Restoration, USDA Forest Service – San Bernardino National Forest

The Forest Service and its partners propose to implement a planned ecosystem restoration (thinning/vegetation removal and road reconstruction) project in the San Bernardino National Forest to quantify benefits on water quality (sediment reduction), water supply (less evapotranspiration), and reducing operations and maintenance costs (sediment reduction). Modeling of sediment production impacts due to a severe wildfire in the project area indicate that the amount of sediment and debris that could flow downstream following a large rain event could be up to 4 million cubic yards.

San Bernardino Valley Water District – Grant Amount $500,000

Project will provide habitat improvements above the mitigation requirements for impacts to San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat resulting from implementation of the Wash Plan, while also providing groundwater recharge from native stream flow in Plunge Creek and from managed flows from water transmission canals. Enhancement activities include vegetation removal/thinning along with stream course widening focusing on clearing all non-native grass down to soil substrate to create habitat in excess of mitigation requirements.

Orange County Water District – Grant Amount $750,000

The project will remove sediment from within Prado Basin and reintroduce the sediment into the river below the dam to demonstrate sediment transport through Prado Basin. Sediment will be removed from Prado Basin by dredging and transported to a temporary holding area near the spillway. Removal will occur during the late summer to fall to avoid impacts to endangered species and will occur in areas with Arundo Donax to maximize removal of this non-native plant. Sediment will be re-entrained in SAR flows during periods of high stormflow to then be re-distributed in the lower SAR by natural sediment transport processes.

Inland Empire Utilities Agency – Grant Amount $750,000

The project will provide for increased infiltration of recycled water and stormwater in the San Sevaine Basins. The expected benefits include 4,500 AFY of recycled water recharge and 2,000 AFY of stormwater recharge. The recharge program allows water banking in the groundwater basin to meet multiple demands and different hydrological conditions on a consistent basis.

City of Corona – Grant Amount $1,300,000

The project will rehabilitate an inactive, non-potable, ground water well located on Grant Street in the unincorporated area of Home Gardens. Project includes the construction of over 11,000 feet pipeline from the well site to well collection lines in Corona. The high nitrate flow will be blended with the low nitrate and total dissolved solids water that is produced by the Temescal Desalter from DWP’s existing well collection system.

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District – Grant Amount $1,000,000

The project will improve existing facilities owned and operated by the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District and constructing new facilities which will increase the amount of stormwater that can be captured and recharged along the Santa Ana River to 80,000 ac/ft in a single year and 500 cubic feet per second instantaneous flow.

Inland Empire Utilities Agency – Grant Amount $500,000

The program will provide water savings through outdoor surveys and retrofits of landscape devices. The target audience is residential customers that fall within the top ten percent of the associated retail water providers’ customer base. Retrofits include the installation of smart controllers and high efficiency sprinkler nozzles where the resident approves the changes.

Lake Elsinore and San Jacinto Watersheds Authority (LESJWA) – Grant Amount $500,000

The project will consist of a combination alum application and installations of a hypolimnetic oxygenation system using oxygen injection to maintain aerobic conditions throughout the water column in the main body of Canyon Lake all year. This system will address aerobic conditions in Canyon Lake and is expected to provide improvements in water quality including reduced iron, manganese, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and phosphorus, with probable reductions in algal densities.

City of Upland – Grant Amount $0

The project will capture and convey an additional flow of approximately 400 ac-ft per year to the Upland Basin. The project consists of the construction of a 23 ac-ft retention basin to collect upstream storm water for flood control, water quality treatment and recharge; and approximately 4,800 ft of storm water pipelines to connect the proposed basin to existing storm drains to provide for natural treatment of storm water.

Western Municipal Water District – Grant Amount $120,000

The project will create an engaging customer handbook to promote the use of, and assist customers in, using landscape water efficiently. Handbook will include an overview of the watershed soils including texture, drainage, fertility, compost, mulch, amendments; Irrigation design and layout, including equipment, scheduling, non-point source pollution; Plants types, including planting and care, pruning, pests and a guide to designing a residential landscape.

Inland Empire Utilities Agency – Grant Amount $750,000

Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) – Grant Amount $500,000

Program provides monetary incentives to Commercial/Industrial/Institutional (CII) and large-landscape (LL) sites (landscapes greater than one acre) for reduced water use, based on volumetric water savings. Program includes reduction through comprehensive process improvements (e.g. on-site industrial process reuse) and/or the one-to-one replacement of high water-using devices for water efficient devices (e.g. standard toilet for a high-efficiency toilet).

City of Irvine – Grant Amount $1,000,000

The project will capture and permanently divert discharges of selenium-laden groundwater at four locations along the Peters Canyon Channel. Flows will be transported through an underground pipeline to the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) Fountain Valley facility for treatment and subsequent discharge to the Orange County Water District (OCWD) Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS).

Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians – Grant Amount $150,000

The project constructs an on-site centralized wastewater treatment facility to improve service and increase effectiveness of the wastewater treatment process on Soboba Indian lands to improve the health and welfare of Soboba members and surrounding communities (San Jacinto & Hemet).

City of Riverside – Grant Amount $1,000,000

The project consists of the construction of recycled water pipelines to convey recycled water produced at the City’s Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP). This pipeline will supply recycled water to irrigate parks, large industrial/institutional customers, golf courses, schools, and medians. The construction of this pipeline is a major operable unit to the City’s recycled water distribution system and will serve as the backbone to this system.

City of Yucaipa – Grant Amount $750,000

The project develops sites to construct detention/recharge basins for discharge and percolation of State project water and native water for groundwater recharge along Wilson Creek and Oak Glen Creek. The project provides improved water quality by reducing stream sediment loading, reduction of non-point source pollutants during storm events, environmental restoration and enhancements and enhanced multi-purpose recreational trails.