07.02.21

Rep. Takano Secures $1 Million to Improve Access to Clean Water in Mead Valley

Washington, DC – The House Committee on Appropriations passed the FY22 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies spending bill which included $1 million that Rep. Mark Takano (D-Calif.) helped secure to fund the Mead Valley Water Booster Station Replacement Project.

The Mead Valley Water Booster Station, constructed in 1964, is nearing the end of its useful life. This project aims to rehabilitate the exhausted pumps at the facility to ensure that a traditionally underserved community in Riverside County has access to clean drinking water.

“It’s essential that Mead Valley has the ability to provide clean drinking water for all, which is why I secured $1 million in federal dollars to help replace the Mead Valley Water Booster Station,” said Rep. Mark Takano. “This is a critical infrastructure project that will improve the operation and longevity of this facility which has served the Mead Valley for many years, and will greatly benefit a traditionally underserved region. I will never stop fighting for investments like this in my district.”

“EMWD would like to thank Congressman Takano for his continued support and work to secure funds for the Mead Valley Booster Station project in the House Appropriations legislation, which will provide fire flow and water reliability benefits to an economically disadvantaged community. We are appreciative of the continued partnership we have with Congressman Takano, which provides tangible and significant benefits to the communities we mutually serve,” said Phil Paule, Eastern Municipal Water District Board President.

Rep. Takano secured funding for the Mead Valley Water Booster Station Replacement Project through a process established by the House Committee on Appropriations to fund local projects, known as community project funding.

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