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.
Waste water collected in the City is conveyed to the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) Regional Treatment Plant in Marina by an interceptor pipeline that is located along the coast through the cities of Monterey, Seaside and Marina. The Regional Treatment Plant treats and recycles approximately 60% waste water collected in the MRWPCA service area for reuse by the agricultural industry in northern Monterey County. The remaining 40% of treated waste water is discharged into the Monterey Bay.
Waste Water Regulation
Municipal Code Chapter 9.20 Sewage Disposal, regulates sewer system connections and related issues within the City.
Operations and management of the sewer system is regulated by the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB’s) Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) for Sanitary Sewer Systems, Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ, and Amended Monitoring and Reporting Program (MRP), Order No. WQ 2013-0058-EXEC
Preventing Waste Water Pollution
Proper disposal of household waste keeps pollutants out of the sanitary sewer system and protects the health of the Bay. Learn how to properly dispose of the household items to prevent water pollution.