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Beach Closure: Sewage Spill MacAbee Beach
Macabee Beach in Monterey has been closed due to a sewage spill. The beach will remain closed until samples indicate the water is again safe for contact according to state guidelines.
Monterey County will receive settlement funds from a landmark suit over lead-based paint.
Monterey County joined other California cities and counties in a successful suit over lead-based paint. Settlement funds will be used for abatement and health programs.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Print 2020 Census Without Citizenship Question
Published on November 10, 2016. Last modified on May 23, 2019
Welcome to Drinking Water Protection Services
Domestic Water SystemsThe Drinking Water Protection Services (DWPS) regulates domestic water systems that serve 2-199 connections or systems that serve at least 25 people at least 60 days a year. DWPS is responsible for permitting, inspection and enforcement of over 1,250 water systems in the County. DWPS provides assistance to non-State regulated public and private potable water distribution systems to comply with local, State and Federal regulations, and to resolve water quality and quantity issues; permits all water well construction, repair and destruction activities in the County; operates a cross-connection control program and a water reuse program; and permits and inspects desalination treatment facilities. DWPS also regulates all well construction in Monterey County.
Please select one of the following sections to find out more information:
Small Water Systems
Public Water Systems
Source Capacity Testing
Monitoring Wells & Soil Boring
Cross - Connections
POINT OF USE/ POINT OF ENTRY- Draft Ordinance
Desalinization Ordinance Amendments
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