Monterey Peninsula Water Project
The Monterey Peninsula Water Project (MPWP) was created to fill a growing need for water following the failure of the Regional Water Project. The MPWP will consist of a series of slant wells designed to pump water to a desalination facility in Marina . Current water (% use) in Monterey County stems from water which has been illegal obtained (citation). This project will prevent the legality problem of water...
The MPWP has an estimated cost of $277 million. These costs will be allocated to following portions of the project:
|Aspect of MPWP||Cost
|Surface Intake Systems and Supply Return Facilities||$51M|
With the installation of the Marina Peninsula Water Project, typical rate payers in the Monterey area can expect a 41% bill increase by 2018 . The average citizen in the Monterey area uses approximately 74 units (10 cubic feet per unit). These citizens monthly bill is expected to raise from $75 to an estimated $104 by 2018. Citizens will be affected differently based on the levels of their water consumption.
- April 12, 2011
- Investigation begins into the Regional Water Project, ultimately leading to that projects failure
- April 23, 2012
- CalAM filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission leading to the creation of the MPWP
- January 30, 2014
- Reached the final depth of the slant well testing its feasibility for the MPWP water source
- March 30, 2014
- Completed test slant well successfully began pumping water and returning it to the ocean