Welcome to the Water Resources page! Keep reading to find information on the Presidio of Monterey's drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater programs.

Drinking Water

Presidio of Monterey:

The California-American Water Company provides drinking water to the Monterey Peninsula, which is periodically tested to meet state and federal water quality standards. Click on Cal-Am’s Consumer Confidence Report for more details.

Ord Military Community:

The Marina Coast Water District provides drinking water to the former Fort Ord area, which is periodically tested to meet state and federal water quality standards. Click on MCWD’s Consumer Confidence Report for more details.

USASA-POM Enclave (UPE):

Drinking water for UPE is provided by two groundwater wells located on the installation. The well water is chlorinated and sent to one of two water tanks for storage until it is sent out to consumers. The drinking water at UPE meets all state and federal drinking water standards. For more information and to see drinking water quality results for the previous year, please see the UPE Consumer Confidence Report linked below.

 

Sharpe Army Depot:

Drinking water for Sharpe Army Depot is provided by two groundwater wells located on the installation. The wells are pumped to a treatment plant where the water is filtered and chlorinated before going to one of two water tanks for storage until it is sent out to consumers. The drinking water at Sharpe Army Depot meets all state and federal drinking water standards. For more information and to see drinking water quality results for the previous year, please see the Sharpe Army Depot Consumer Confidence Report linked below.

 

Stormwater Management

Our stormwater management program aims to reduce the amount of pollutants that are carried by stormwater into the Monterey Bay. Street sweeping and storm drain system maintenance are conducted regularly and DPW staff receives annual training in management practices to reduce or eliminate stormwater pollution from the POM’s daily activities. For more information on stormwater illicit discharges and pollution prevention, please see the following brochures:

To report a suspected illicit discharge to the storm drain system or any other stormwater concern, please contact the DPW Environmental Division at (831) 242-7925.

Waste Water

Domestic wastewater from the POM and OMC is sent to the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency wastewater treatment plant where it is treated and recycled for use as irrigation across 12,000 acres of regional farmland.