Riverside utility may sell more excess water

Riverside utility may sell more excess water

Riverside Public Utilities may sell more of the city’s unused water to Western Municipal Water District, under an agreement that will be discussed at a Monday, Aug. 22, meeting of the Riverside utilities board.

Riverside customers cut back water use during the drought, and the city has “use it or lose it” rights to pump a set amount of water each year from the Bunker Hill basin, so officials want to sell the excess water to Western for an estimated $3.5 million.

The utilities board and City Council approved a similar agreement in late 2015 and want to sell more water this year. Western officials say it’s cheaper than imported water, so it saves their customers money.

The Riverside Public Utilities Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at 3900 Main St., Riverside.

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