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Cal-Am, Pajaro/Sunny Mesa now want to work together on Desal Plant

By Ben Adler

Monterey, CA – A breakthrough in the battle over the Monterey Peninsula's water shortage may finally be in sight. For the last year or so, California-American Water and the Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District have been racing each other to build a desalination plant in Moss Landing. That new water source would relieve Cal-Am from over-pumping the Carmel River in violation of a state order while letting Pajaro/Sunny Mesa, a small North County water district, solve its own water needs. Now they're talking about working together. KAZU's Ben Adler reports.