Revenues for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the District are primarily from the collection of user fees. The largest user category in the District is residential. Residential comprises approximately 62% of the District's user fee base. Total user fee revenue in Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is projected at $8,677,198. User fee revenue together with revenue from interest on cash reserves; connection and permit fees; and tax subventions comprise the total revenues required for O&M costs chargeable to CAWD.
The Pebble Beach Community Services District (PBCSD) contracts with Carmel Area Wastewater District (CAWD) to treat and dispose of wastewater from Del Monte Forest. PBCSD’s payment for wastewater treatment is calculated based upon the flow of sewage from their district. PBCSD’s flow currently amounts to 33.807% of the total annual flow into the treatment plant. A 7.50% administrative fee is added to the flow percentage and applied to the costs for treatment and disposal. This amount annually was $1.4 million for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.