Eastern Municipal Water district is implementing a pilot project to test percolation rates and capacities at three proposed recharge basins. The information collected from the pilot project will be included in the preliminary design effort associated with the District's proposed San Jacinto Valley Enhanced Recharge and Recovery Project. The proposed SJVERRP has not been approved by the district, it is currently being evaluated through CEQA and an environmental impact report is in progress.
Implementation of the proposed project would include data collection and analytical testing activities that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The project meets the criteria for information collection under the categorical exemption provided for within CEQA Guidelines §15306.