Public Water Now

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.

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.