California American Water

Erika Mahoney

On Thursday, the California Coastal Commission listened to hours of public comments over California American Water’s proposed desalination facility, which aims to provide water to much of the Monterey Peninsula. Part of the project would be located within the City of Marina, but Marina residents won’t get any of the water.

Doug McKnight

The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District held a public hearing Tuesday evening on the feasibility of taking control of the region's main water system.

Brandt Bates

 


A newly released study finds a public takeover of California American Water’s local system is feasible. Voters ordered this study with the approval of a local ballot measure, Measure J, one year ago.

Krista Almanzan

California American Water’s plan to build a desalination plant has experienced a major setback. A staff report from the California Coastal Commission recommends that commissioners deny a necessary permit for the project.

Douglas McKnight

A group of Monterey County elected officials wants California American Water to abandon its proposed desalination plant. They say Pure Water Monterey’s new recycling operation will produce enough water to replace the proposed desal plant.

Doug McKnight

 


California American Water is getting its first major, new source of water in decades and it’s recycled water. Cal Am is under orders from the State Water Resources Control Board to significantly reduce pumping water from the Carmel River. The facility that will bring recycled water to the Monterey area, Pure Water Monterey, held a ribbon cutting Friday to celebrate the start-up phase. 

Erika Mahoney

 


The stormy start to the year has downed trees, caused flooding and power outages. But the rainfall has benefits. Excess water from the Carmel River is being stored for later use.

Krista Almanzan

Monterey Peninsula voters want a public takeover of their private water system, if it’s feasible.  When they passed Measure J, they asked the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District to figure that out.  

Krista Almanzan

The Monterey Peninsula has always had a private water supplier.  California American Water (Cal Am) took control of the system in the 1960s. Now, voters will decide whether they want a public takeover.

Krista Almanzan

With unanimous support from the California Public Utilities Commission, California American Water can move forward with plans to build a desalination plant on the coast in Marina.

Krista Almanzan

California American Water is moving closer to building a desalination plant on the coast in Marina. This week, the California Public Utilities Commission said the project can move forward. 

The plant would help solve the Monterey Peninsula’s water supply problem.  But Marina officials say it will hurt their community. 

Erika Mahoney

On Wednesday, supporters of the grassroots group Public Water Now gathered to celebrate a victory. Volunteers collected more than enough signatures to get their initiative on the ballot. So come November, voters will once again decide whether they want to explore a public takeover of the Monterey Peninsula’s private water system. 

Krista Almanzan

Californians are used to the idea of recycling cans, bottles and paper. But the idea of recycling water is a little hard for some to swallow. In fact, the process is sometimes dubbed “toilet to tap.”

That’s a phrase the people at Pure Water Monterey quickly dismiss when talking about the new advanced water purification facility being built in Marina.