Project Updates

  • One month left to comment on desal project EIR


    Guest commentary by Ian Crooks, Engineering & Project Manager, California American Water


    Every successful project depends on public input and participation. Meaningful public input is obtained when people are given the opportunity to comment on specific issues at relevant points in the decision-making process where there is potential to help shape the outcome.  Read More...

  • Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project Progress Report - First Quarter 2015

    Read the latest information on the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project in the Q1 2015 Progress Report Newsletter. There are updates on the test wells, draft environmental impact report, budget, timeline and more.     Read More...

  • CPUC Releases Draft Environmental Impact Report on Desalination Project

    PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. (April 30, 2015) – After more than three years of extensive analysis, the California Public Utilities Commission released its draft Environmental Impact Report on California American Water’s Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project.  Read More...

  • HWG Finalizes Technical Memorandum

    On Monday, April 20, 2015, the Hydrogeological Working Group (HWG) members finalized the technical memorandum regarding the test slant well five-day test, and on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the technical memorandum was submitted to the Coastal Commission. The HWG and Coastal Commission concluded that test slant well pumping was in compliance with parameters set in the Coastal Development Permits.  Read More...

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Working to Solve Monterey's Water Shortage

The Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP) is California American Water’s solution to the region’s ongoing water supply crisis. The project includes a desalination facility and additional aquifer storage capacity. Combined with ongoing conservation efforts, the MPWSP will ensure a reliable, long-term water supply for our community.

Countdown to 12/31/16

December 31st, 2016, is the deadline issued by the California state water board to reduce pumping from the Carmel River by 70%.