Where does Rancho Water's water come from?

Water delivered to homes and businesses is a blend of well water and imported water. 

Well Water: Rancho Water has one of the largest natural underground water sources in Southern California. The Temecula area aquifers supply the district with 30% of its water. 

Imported Water: Rancho Water also purchases water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. This agency imports 65% of its water from Northern California and the Colorado River. 

Water Recycling: Highly treated wastewater (5%) is used to irrigate some golf courses and large landscaped areas. Our District uses 100% of its available recycled water for irrigation in order to save its precious well water and imported water for drinking and household use.

Watch the Journey of Water to learn more about where our water comes from. 

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1. How does groundwater storage work?
2. Does Rancho Water capture rainwater?
3. What is Rancho Water doing to help manage our groundwater supply?
4. I stay within my water budget, what more am I supposed to do?
5. I thought tiered rates were illegal?
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