On March 31, 2023, Monterey One Water, the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, and Cal Am signed a Water Purchase Agreement that gives the go-ahead for the Pure Water Monterey (PWM) Expansion project to be built. PWM, an advanced water purification facility, converts wastewater and stormwater into potable water, providing a valuable new source of water supply.
The expansion of the PWM project is crucial for securing Monterey Peninsula's water future. In a recent statement, Dave Stoldt, General Manager of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD), emphasized the importance of innovative projects like Pure Water Monterey in tackling the region's water security. When completed, it will add 2,250 acre-feet per year of purified water to PWM’s initial production of 3,500 acre-feet per year. As a part of this project, two new wells will be drilled to allow recycled water be injected back into the local Seaside Basin as a component of the region's aquifer storage and recovery program.
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