California American Water announced a phasing plan for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project in order to increase water supply to the Monterey Peninsula through desalination, aquifer storage and recovery, and add a groundwater replenishment project.
California American Water has submitted an application before the California Coastal Commission for the development of ocean slant wells to supply a 6.4 million gallon per day desalination plant. The company aims to develop the desalination facility with production capacity of 4.8 million gallons per day in the first phase.
“The Monterey Peninsula has been in need of additional drought-proof, reliable water supplies for over 25 years,” said Ian Crooks, Vice President of Engineering for California American Water. “Building the first phase of MPWSP will protect the Carmel River ecosystem and create a drought-proof new water supply for our service area.”