Santa Ana River Watershed Projects Awarded $5M in DWR Grant Funding by Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority Jul 28, 2022 Member Submitted News RIVERSIDE – In June, the following projects, submitted by the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA), were awarded $5 million by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for the Urban and Multi-benefit Drought Relief Grant Program: $1,590,000 was awarded to the Box Springs Mutual Water Company for their Reservoir Improvement Project. $885,000 was awarded to the City of Colton for their Production Well 32 Project. $472,000 was awarded to the Devore Mutual Water Company for their Booster Pump Station and Valve Vault Project. $1,448,000 was awarded to the Marygold Mutual Water Company for their Well 7 Rehabilitation and Systems Upgrade Project. $505,000 was awarded to the City of Fullerton for their Well 6 Rehabilitation Project. As the Integrated Regional Water Manager for the Watershed, SAWPA works with the DWR to provide support and assistance to underrepresented communities, including disadvantaged communities and economically distressed areas in the Santa Ana River Watershed with important drinking water infrastructure needs. “We’re excited to continue to implement projects through our Disadvantaged Community Involvement (DCI) Program to address drought-related issues and provide water reliability benefits to these communities” Jeff Mosher, SAWPA General Manager, said. SAWPA’s DCI Program aims to determine the strengths and needs of disadvantaged, economically distressed, or underrepresented communities in the Santa Ana River Watershed through engagement and education, uncover and share the needs and capacities within the water agencies and communities, and support the technical planning to address these water needs in preparation of future implementation. More information on SAWPA’s DCI Program is provided at our website. ### The Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority (SAWPA), a joint powers authority located in Riverside, California, focuses on a broad range of water resource issues including water supply reliability, water quality improvement, recycled water, wastewater treatment, groundwater management, brine disposal, and integrated regional planning. SAWPA’s mission is to develop and maintain regional plans, programs, and projects that will protect the Santa Ana River basin water resources to maximize beneficial uses within the watershed in an economically and environmentally responsible manner. To learn more, please visit sawpa.org and follow SAWPA_Water on Twitter and Instagram and Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority on LinkedIn.