RCWD Service Area
The Rancho California Water District (RCWD) serves the area known as Temecula / Rancho California, which includes the City of Temecula, portions of the City of Murrieta, and unincorporated areas of southwest Riverside County. The District’s service area is bounded on the southwest by the Santa Ana Mountains, and on the northeast by Gavilan Hills.
The elevation of the valley floor ranges from 900 to 1,200 feet above sea level. However, the District pumps water to a maximum elevation of 2,850 feet for some pressure zones in its service area. In the surrounding foothills, the elevations range from 1,200 to 2,900 feet above sea level, with slopes often greater than 20%. RCWD’s current service area represents 100,000 acres, and the District has 940 miles of water mains, 36 storage reservoirs, one surface reservoir (Vail Lake), 47 groundwater wells, and 40,000 service connections. More than 120,000 people are served by RCWD.
The District is independent of and overlaps other local public agencies' jurisdictions. Also, there are several public agencies, including the county, that operate within the District's jurisdiction. These public agencies are exclusively responsible for the administration of their own fiscal affairs, and the District is not entitled to operating surpluses of, or responsible for operating deficits of any of the other entities.
Interactive Online Service Area Map
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