About the Water Awareness Committee

Formed in 1988, the Water Awareness Committee of Monterey County, Inc. consists of representatives from public agencies and private companies, as well as interested citizens.

A non-profit, 501(3)(c), public-benefit, tax-exempt corporation organized for educational and charitable purposes, the Committee operates on donations and grants from public and private entities.


To promote personal responsibility through education for the conservation and beneficial use of water in Monterey County.


  • To bring together community representatives and resources to advance water awareness, conservation and water quality issues.

  • To serve as a link between the community and the water industry.

  • To provide educational programs for children and adults.

  • To effect changes in water-use behavior by raising our communities' awareness of water resources and conservation.

WAC Members

California-American Water Company provides water service to Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Sand City and adjacent parts of the county. (831) 646-3200 www.calamwater.com

California Water Service Company provides water service to Salinas, Las Lomas, Las Palmas, Oak Hills, Toro Park, and Indian Springs. (831) 757-3644 www.calwater.com

Carmel Area Wastewater District is a special district dedicated to the protection of the public health and the environment by the cost-effective collection and treatment of wastewater and the return of clean water to the environment. www.cawd.org

Castroville Community Service District provides safe, reliable drinking water for Castroville's community. 633-2560.

City of Greenfield provides water treatment and water distribution to the City of Greenfield. Provides wastewater collection, treatment and disposal to the City of Greenfield and surrounding incorporated areas.

City of Soledad providing water over 100 years along with wastewater collection and wastewater reclamation  treatment facility. www.cityofsoledad.com

Marina Coast Water District (MCWD) provides water distribution and wastewater collection to the service area encompassing the City of Marina and to the former Fort Ord. (831) 384-6131 www.mcwd.org

MCSI Water Systems Management provides management, operations, and consulting services for small water systems up to 200 connections along the central coast. (831) 659-5360 www.gowatermanager.com

Monterey County Water Resources Agency manages, protects, and enhances the quality and quantity of water and provides specified flood control services to Monterey County. (831) 755-4860. http://www.mcwra.co.monterey.ca.us/

Monterey One Water (M1W) treats and recycles wastewater for crop irrigation from many northern Monterey County communities. (831) 372-3367 www.montereyonewater.org

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District's (MPWMD) mission is to manage, augment, and protect water resources for the benefit of the community and the environment on the Monterey Peninsula. (831) 658-5601 www.mpwmd.dst.ca.us

Pebble Beach Community Services District (PBCSD) provides the following services within the Del Monte Forest area of the Monterey Peninsula:  Fire protection and emergency medical services, supplemental law enforcement, wastewater collection and treatment, recycled water distribution, garbage collection, disposal, and recycling and undergrounding of overhead utilities. (831) 373-1274  www.pbcsd.org

How to Volunteer or Contribute

The Water Awareness Committee of Monterey County, Inc. meets monthly on the second Thursday from 8: 30 a.m. until usually around 10:00 a.m. Meeting locations vary. Call the Water Hotline at (831) 646-4656 for current information. The public is welcome to attend.

WAC also welcomes volunteers and contributions. To find out how you can help, or simply to learn about the committee's services and publications, contact us.