(831) 223-5172
(831) 678-3965
After Hours Emergencies:
Water Emergency (831) 789-7463
Sewer Emergency (831) 223-5050

The Water Quality Control Division’s goal is to conduct business in an ethical manner that promotes excellent customer service, communication, integrity, and efficiency.

This Division is responsible for:

  • Operation & maintenance of the City’s water wells and water distribution system
  • Operation & maintenance of the City’s sanitary sewer system and Water Reclamation Facility
  • Operation & maintenance of the City’s storm drain system
  • Administration of the City’s contract for garbage services with Tri-Cities Disposal (run by Monterey City Disposal Service, Inc.) under the Joint Powers Agreement with all the Southern Monterey County cities
  • Administration of the City’s closed Landfill
  • Management of the City’s programs for:
    • Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects for Water and Wastewater
    • Fats, Oils & Greases (FOG) Program
    • Hydrants Program, in partnership with the Fire Department
    • Pre-Treatment Program
    • Recycled Water Program
    • Urban Water Management Program
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to recycled water, solid waste, stormwater, water, and wastewater

Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report

The City of Soledad’s Water Quality Report is also known as a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), which is a key part of the public’s right to know as established in the 1996 Amendments to the Safe drinking Water Act (SDWA, section 1414(c)).  The City of Soledad is required by Federal regulations to provide to its customers a CCR each year.  This report lists the regulated contaminants found in the drinking water, as well as health effects information related to violations of the drinking water standards.  

The CCR is mailed to City of Soledad customers every year. To obtain a copy of this report please visit the City’s Public Works Document Repository under Water Documents/Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report. 

The Water Quality Control Division has the following four sections:

Water Conservation

City of Soledad Water Conservation Guidelines


 In an effort to conserve water throughout the state, new drought rules have been adopted and passed by the Governor’s State Water Resources Control Board. These regulations include restrictions for outdoor irrigation of ornamental landscapes or turf with potable water to a maximum of two (2) days per week, and NO watering during the hours of 10:00 am to 6:00 pm:

Irrigation Schedule for Addresses ending in:

  • Even Street Numbers – Monday and Thursday
  • Odd Street Numbers – Wednesday and Friday

In addition, the State Water Board emergency regulations prohibit the following:

  • The direct application of water to any hard surface for washing.
  • Using a hose to wash an automobile unless hose is fitted with a shut-off-nozzle.
  • Watering of outdoor landscapes that cause runoff to any adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, private and public walkways, roadways, parking lots or structures.
  • Using potable water in a fountain or decorative water feature unless water is re-circulated.

Other regulations include.

  • Reduction of water use by 20%.
  • Repair of any leaking fixtures.
  • Fines can initiate up to $500 a day.

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