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Public Participation

This Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project is moving forward in partnership with local governement agencies and elected officials, which provide key oversight in almost all phases of development. This includes project financing, engineering, cost controls, permitting and public representation and input. The following are the four main public govenring bodies in relation to the project. 


Governance Committee


Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project Governance Committee is comprised of representatives of California American Water, the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority, the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District, and the County of Monterey to ensure efficient and effective public input into the development and operation of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project.

For the latest information on the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Governance Committee, visit their website or the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority page for the Governance Committee.


Monterey Regional Water Authority:


The MPRWA is a Joint Power Authority that is represented by the mayors of six cities - Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City and Seaside. Their purpose is to study, plan and help develop a sustainable water supply on the Peninsula that both satisfies the SWRCB’s cease-and-desist order and ensure public oversight and representation throughout the project’s development. 

Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

MPWMD is a public agency that was set up to promote and provide for a long-term sustainable water supply and to manage and protect local water resources. MPWMD is headed by a board of elected directors consisting of local members representing various interests within the community. 

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