A Groundwater Replenishment Project to Help Address Critical Water Needs for the Region
In support of a sustainable, diverse water supply for the Monterey Peninsula, the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) has formed a partnership with American Water Company and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District in proposing a Groundwater Replenishment Project (GWR Project). A groundwater replenishment project would recharge the Seaside groundwater basin with high quality purified water. The project being considered is sustainable, drought-resistant and would improve and protect drinking water supplies. The GWR Project is in advanced planning stages, and has been expedited to be online by the Fall of 2016. Funding will be provided by grants, project partners and water users on the Monterey Peninsula.
The GWR Project would:
The proposed GWR Project will recharge the Seaside groundwater basin with high quality purified water. The project is sustainable, drought-resistant and will improve and protect drinking water supplies. The project is in advanced planning stages and has been expedited to be online by the fall of 2016 and cost no more than $3,000/Acre-Foot.
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Project Update (December 2014)
Project Updates (April 2014)
New Partnership for Pure Water Solutions
In January 2014 the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency joined a partnership in support of the Monterey Peninsula Groundwater Replenishment Project. Soon afterwards, the Project was renamed “Pure Water Monterey: a Groundwater Replenishment Project.”
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Previous Project Updates can be found on the Archives page.