WAC members develop, fund and present programs for the community, students and water-industry members throughout Monterey County. Our efforts include seminars that address the needs and questions of water-supply companies and consumers.
Classroom conservation and pollution prevention presentations designed specifically for each grade level. The committee provides appropriate educational materials, including activity books, curricula, workplans, magnets, stickers, and three-dimensional interactive displays for watershed and groundwater demonstrations.
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency is an award-winning water recycling facility. Tours are available for adults only until further notice. For your enjoyment and safety, we've developed the following tour guidelines:
Tuesdays – Thursdays
By appointment (2 weeks in advance requested)
Start Times: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Duration: 1 – 1½ hours
40 adult maximum (larger groups with 30-day notice)
Just north of Marina, off Hwy 1, on the Del Monte Boulevard exit, near the landfill.
Comfortable, close-toed walking shoes, and a jacket.
Call Cheryl Rodgers: 831 (645)-4600
Visit the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency website for the most up to date information.
The committee has a list of water experts from various disciplines who are willing to speak to interested community groups. Their areas of expertise include these topics:
- Seawater intrusion and current water projects.
- Groundwater contamination and water-quality regulations.
- Water conservation for the 21st century.
Call (831) 646-4656 to arrange for speakers.
The committee coordinates many events during May to celebrate Water Awareness Month:
- Water Management Workshops, which focus on thrifty, efficient water use in commercial, industrial and residential settings.
- Displays and programs at schools, libraries, fairs and community events.
Hospitality Business Assistance
The Water Awareness Committee has vinyl water conservation stickers available for restroom mirrors. Call to have them mailed or hand-delivered to your business.