Tipping the Scales in Monterey: Comparing Desal and 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.