MRWPCA operates the regional wastewater treatment plant located
two miles north of Marina. It also maintains 25 pump stations connected
to the treatment plant. Secondary treatment discharge is 2 miles
into Monterey Bay.
MRWPCA member communities are Pacific Grove, Monterey, Del Rey Oaks, Seaside, Sand City, Fort Ord, Marina, Castroville, Moss Landing, Boronda, Salinas and some unincorporated areas in northern Monterey County.
Additionally, MRWPCA operates the water recycling facility at the
Regional Treatment Plant and manages the distribution system under
contract from the Monterey
County Water Resources Agency. Sixty percent of incoming wastewater
is recycled. The treatment and distribution of recycled water is
paid for by Salinas Valley agricultural growers and property owners.
The recycling operations provide irrigation water to 12,000 acres
of Castroville farmland. Click
here for more information on recycling.