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Corps awards South Perris desalination project contract

Published Oct. 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District awarded a $6.4 million contract to Genesis Construction, a Hemet, California-based firm, to construct two wells for the South Perris Water Supply Phase II Desalination Project in Riverside County, California.

The project will provide a reliable potable water supply, help preserve existing groundwater resources and allow the Eastern Municipal Water District to rely less on imported water sources.

The project, also known as the Perris II Desalter, consists of the design and construction of a three million gallon-per-day desalination plant as part of Eastern Municipal Water District's Perris Basin Desalination Program. Project features will include a reverse osmosis desalination plant, wells, pipelines and brine management systems.

Work is scheduled to begin this winter and be completed by mid-2017.

To learn more about this contract award, visit the Federal Business Opportunities website at

For information on other Corps of Engineers projects, or to learn more about Los Angeles District contracting, visit our website at

Greg Fuderer

Release no. 15-017