NOTICE OF WATER AVAILABILITY
CARMEL VALLEY PROPERTIES
LOCATED IN THE FORMER
WATER WEST SERVICE AREA
Properties located in the former Water West system, now
owned and operated by California-American Water Company (Cal-Am), are eligible
for water from the Water
West Allocation.†† There is a
limited amount of water available (12.473 acre-feet as of July 28, 2003).† The area is generally located between
Phelps Way and Laurel Drive on the North and South sides of Carmel Valley
Road in Carmel Valley, California.
To check for eligibility, please review the Water West
map.† A full-sized map is available
at the District office, 5 Harris Court, Building G (Ryan Ranch), Monterey.
The map of the former Water West service area was provided
by Cal-Am Water Company and may not contain all parcels located within the
former Water West area.† If you have
copies of water bills from the former Water West system and your property is
not included in the mapped area, please submit copies to Monterey County
Planning and Building Inspection Department as evidence of your eligibility for
TO APPLY FOR WATER FROM THE WATER WEST ALLOCATION:
plans and a Water Release Form to the Monterey County Planning and
Building Inspection Department.†
Water Release Forms are provided at the Monterey County Planning and Building
- The Monterey County Water Resources
Agency (MCWRA) will review the Water Release Request and sign it to
authorize water for the project.†
The MCWRA may request evidence that the property is within the
former Water West area.† For
further information, please contact Mike Logsdon at MCWRA at
831-755-4860.† The MCWRA offices
are located at 893 Blanco Circle, Salinas.
all County approvals have been received (except the building permit), the
Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department will release
one set of approved plans and the signed Water Release Form to the
applicant.† Both items must be
submitted to the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (District)
in person or by mail.
District will prepare the water permit.
the project is new construction on a vacant lot, there is no
pre-inspection.† Normally, the
processing time for this type of permit is less than one week if no deed
restriction is required (see 4-c for deed restriction information).
the project is a remodel or addition, the District may schedule an
inspection prior to preparing the water permit if no current previous
inspection is on file.† Processing
time for this type of permit is generally no more than one week from the
date of the inspection if no deed restriction is required (see 4-c for
deed restriction information).
the project involves low water using appliances to reduce the amount of
water needed (e.g. low-flow dishwashers or washing machines), a deed
restriction will be required.†
Deed restrictions must go through an extensive review process
prior to recording.† Deed
restrictions usually add several weeks to the water permit process.
the permit is ready, the District will call the applicant or his/her
agent to pay for and pick up the permit.
Monterey County Planning and Building Inspection Department may be ready
to issue the building permit upon presentation of the water permit
(please check with the Building Inspection Department for timelines on
processing and issuing the building permit).
Water from the Water West Allocation is available on a
first-come, first-serve basis.† Once
water permits have been issued for the entire allocation, new applications will
be held by the MCWRA pending water from the Countyís general allocation.† The MCWRA currently maintains a water
waiting list for water from its general allocation.† For further information, contact the MCWRA at 831-755-4860.
For further information about the Water West allocation,
please contact the Districtís permit office at 831-658-5601 or email the permit office.