Contact: Joe Vargo, Perris Public Information Officer
Phone: 951-956-2120
jvargo@cityofperris.org

Perris to Host Enchanted Heights Outreach Meetings

ity outreach coordinator Maria Elena Kennedy talks to Enchanted Heights residents last week during a walk through the neighborhood
ity outreach coordinator Maria Elena Kennedy talks to Enchanted Heights residents last week during a walk through the neighborhood.

The City of Perris is hosting a pair of informational meetings this month to encourage Enchanted Heights residents to support efforts to upgrade the community’s sewage system.

The meetings will take place at 6 p.m. on April 21 and 6 p.m. on April 28 at Enchanted Hills Elementary School, 1357 Mount Baldy Street.

Information at both meetings will be provided in English and Spanish. The meetings will include a presentation about the sewer project followed by a question-and-answer session.

The City is partnering with Riverside County, the State of California and Eastern Municipal Water District on a $13 million project to replace inadequate and leaking septic tanks in the 446 homes in Enchanted Heights, many which were built a half century ago.

Half of the residences lie within the City of Perris and the other half are located in an unincorporated area of Riverside County just outside the City’s boundary.

Enchanted Heights residents prepare to pass out flyers announcing the community meetings
Enchanted Heights residents prepare to pass out flyers announcing the community meetings.

The upcoming meetings continue ongoing efforts by the City to inform and educate Enchanted Heights residents about the sewer project.

Maria Elena Kennedy, the City’s consultant and outreach coordinator on the sewer project, said she is in contact with Enchanted Heights residents daily and that support for the project is “big-time” among the people she meets. She and community volunteers walked through the neighborhood last week distributing flyers in English and Spanish about the upcoming meetings.

Perris officials say that if all goes well, construction could begin by summer.