The Environmental Programs division is responsible for implementing local environmental programs and ensuring compliance with local, state and federal environmental regulations.
To submit a comment or report a environmental concern please call Public Works Environmental Programs at (831) 648-3188.
Key areas of Environmental Programs include:
Main Water page
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.
Report Water Waste
Water Waste Hotline: (831) 658-5653
To report a water emergency anytime, please call California American Water at (888) 237-1333.
Green PG Stormwater page
Planning Stormwater Page
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.
Main Waste Water page
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.
- Prop 218 Proposed Sewer Rate Increase
- Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency
- Waste Water Regulation
- Preventing Water Pollution
- Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG)
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.
Main Solid Waste & Recycling page
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.
Main Energy page
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) supplies power to the residents and businesses of Pacific Grove. The City recognizes the importance of planning for future energy needs and reducing dependence on energy sources that harm our community and environment.
Environmental Compliance for other City Projects, including but not limited to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act.