California-American Water Company (Cal-Am) supplies water to the residents and businesses of Pacific Grove. While the City does not own or operate the water supply system that serves Pacific Grove’s residents, it is dedicated to protecting natural resources and encouraging sustainable practices.
The storm sewer system includes the inlets (storm drains) and gutters on street as well as pipes and outfalls, where the stormwater enters the Bay and Ocean. The City implements its NPDES Permit in conjunction with the Monterey Regional Stormwater Management Program in order to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the City.
State Water Resources Control Board – NPDES Permit Requirements
Monterey Regional Stormwater Management Program
Pacific Grove Area of Special Biological Significance
Preventing Water Pollution
Stormwater Information for Businesses
To report illegal dumping to the street, waterways, or the storm drain system, please call the Public Works Department at (831) 648-5722. After hours, call the after-hours emergency number at (831) 648-3143.
The City of Pacific Grove provides sewer services for residents and commercial businesses. The City owns and operates the sewer collection system consisting of approximately 58 miles of pipeline (which vary in size from 4 to 18 inches in diameter), 900 manholes, and seven pump stations.
To report a sewer back-up or overflow, please call the Public Works Department at (831) 648-5722. After hours, call the after-hours emergency number at (831) 648-3143.
The City is committed to cleanliness and waste reduction by facilitating trash and recycling collection. To uphold this commitment, the City contracts with a private hauler who provides our residents and commercial businesses with trash, recycling and yard waste collection.
Environmental Compliance for other City Projects, including but not limited to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act.