Learn the different steps of wastewater collection, treatment, and water reclamation.
Wastewater Collections is the conveyance of wastewater from a business or residence to the wastewater treatment plant using underground pipes and lift stations. The CAWD collection system is comprised of approximately 81 miles of gravity sewers ranging in size from 6 inches to 27 inches in diameter, nearly 4 miles of force mains, 7 pump stations, and over 1,500 manholes.
The CAWD Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) has a permitted capacity of 3.0 million gallons per day (MGD) of dry weather flow. Current average dry weather flow (ADWF) is approximately 1.1 MGD which represents 37% of the permitted capacity. Of the 1.1 MGD, approximately two-thirds is from CAWD customers and the remaining one-third is from Pebble Beach Community Service District customers.
On an average day about 90% of the water that comes into the CAWD wastewater treatment plant is reclaimed and sent to Pebble Beach golf courses for irrigation. CAWD owns the Reclamation Treatment Facility which is a part of a larger project including storage and conveyance infrastructure that was created in partnership with the Pebble Beach Community Services District (PBCSD), and the Monterey…