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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

LAFCO holds public meeting on proposed WMWD merger study in Murrieta, large crowd attends


Last updated 5/3/2019 at 2:38am

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Murrieta Mayor Kelly Seyarto, in white shirt, before the April 20 public LAFCO meeting at the Murrieta Public Library to discuss the possible merger of the Western Municipal Water District with another district, talks about what may happen to the local water users service and costs. Residents line the walls of the meeting room with no seats available to the huge crowd coming to the meeting that night.

There was standing room only in the small Murrieta Public Library meeting room Thursday, April 20, where consultants reviewed how they were going to help determine the cost and services to residents if the aging Western Municipal Water District merges with another water district.

The subject of merging WMWD, which has served Murrieta residents even before cityhood, has been controversial since July 2017, when the water district first held a public meeting to say they might be considering joining with another water district in what they said may save customers money.

But those residents vo...

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