Water Availability Status

Due to the Monterey Peninsula's limited water resources, the City of Monterey does not have water credits available for allocation.  All private property development that requires a water permit is limited to the water credits associated with the specific site.
The Monterey Peninsula's water provider, the California American Water Company (Cal Am), continues to pursue the development of a new water source.  When additional water will be available for allocation to individual properties is uncertain at this time.  The City of Monterey has and will continue to work with other peninsula jurisdictions, Cal Am, and the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District to help advance future water supply opportunities.  The water chart provides a summary of the projects on the water waiting list that are waiting for a water allocation from the City, should the City receive an allocation in the future.

The Monterey Peninsula Water Management District is available to answer your water credit questions and assist property owners with their water conservation efforts.  You can contact them at mpwmd.net or by phone at (831) 658-5601.

Water Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Office
570 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940
Voice: (831) 646-3885
Fax: (831) 646-3408


8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
Closed: 12pm - 1pm
Planners are available from 10am -12pm and 1pm - 3pm

Kimberly Cole
Community Development Director

Ande Flower
Principal Planner

Fernanda Roveri
Senior Associate Planner

Chris Schmidt
Senior Associate Planner

Christy Sabdo
Associate Planner

Mary-Kathryn Salameh
Administrative Assistant II