Water Resources


The California State Water Resources Control Board (“SWRCB”) has adopted a Cease and Desist Order (“CDO”) which includes enforcement action against California American Water (“Cal-Am”) for failure to comply with Water Order 95-10 and Water Code section 1052.

The recently adopted CDO will have possible affects on the availability of water including: reductions in the amount of available water for existing and planned use, additional voluntary or mandatory water conservation measures, the banning of all new water connections, the impacting of property owners who have yet to receive permits from local building departments and water agencies and a moratorium on the granting of new permits. Inclusion of the Monterey County Supplemental Water Disclosure form is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Each of the three water districts has the same water retrofit requirements, and each water district has its own water certification form. Please be sure to use the proper form. Every property (residential or commercial) in Monterey County that changes ownership is subject to the water retrofit requirements and a retrofit certification form must be completed and submitted to the proper water agency. If the property is in the unincorporated county (not within city limits) and you are unsure of which water district has jurisdiction, check the MPWMD Map, or contact the MPWMD at 658-5601 with the parcel number.

Monterey County Water Retrofit Form


For information on water rebates, incentives to remove turf and install synthetic turf or cistern tanks, or rebates for water-saving appliances, such as dishwashers, washing machines and toilets, contact the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District conservation department at (831) 658-5601 or visit www.montereywaterinfo.org.



Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD)

Water Permits and Conservation Office
Phone 831-658-5601  |  Fax 831-644-9558

Territories Include: Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside.
Also including the unicorporated areas of Carmel Valley and portions of Hwy 68.

MPWMD Website
Water Conservation Certification – Revised 7/1/2016
Water Efficiency Standards Certification – Revised 1/1/2017


Marina Coast Water District (MCWD)

Administration and Customer Service
Phone 831-384-6131  |  Fax 831-883-5995

Territories Include: Marina and Ord Community. (Former Ford Ord)

MCWD Website


Monterey County Water Resources Agency (MCWRA)

Administration and Customer Service
Phone 831-755-4860  |  Fax 831-424-7935

Territories Include: City of Salinas, Gonzales, Greenfield, King City and Soledad.

Also including the unincorporated areas of North County, South Monterey County
and any other area that is not covered by MPWMD.

MCWRA Website