Pure Water Monterey

A Sustainable Return on Investment Assessment of Desalination and Water Reuse

What's a community to do when mandated to find alternative water sources for over half of its existing supply? How do you choose between options? What if one alternative would cost more but provide added benefits to ratepayers and the community?

These are the exact questions California American Water (CalAm) and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (MPWMD) faced when evaluating the benefits of moving forward with alternative desalination and reuse projects.

With this mission in mind, MPWMD, in conjunction with the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA), conceived the Pure Water Monterey GWR project.