Water and Drought

The mission of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District is to promote or provide for long-term sustainable water supply, and to manage and protect water resources for the benefit of the community and the environment.

The State Water Resources Control Board has implemented emergency action measures due to the drought that require agencies such as ours to help curb water waste. One method is for the citizens of our district to help by reporting water waste if they see it.

Examples of water waste include:            

  • Water leaks
  • Using a hose without a nozzle
  • Sprinklers operating on non-approved days (other than Wednesday, or Saturday)
  • Runoff into adjacent property or into the street

Please contact the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District with questions or concerns at

(831) 658-5653 or online at http://www.mpwmd.dst.ca.us/WaterWaste/index.htm