The CAWD Water Pollution Control Plant is a secondary type plant utilizing the activated sludge process for secondary treatment. The plant has been designed to treat 4.0 million gallons per day (MGD) of primarily domestic wastewater. At the present time the plant has a permitted capacity of 3.0 MGD.
Current average dry weather flow (ADWF) is approximately 1.8 MGD which represents 60% of the permitted capacity or 45% of design capacity. Of the1.8 MGD approximately 1.2 MGD is from Carmel Area Wastewater District and 0.6 MGD from Pebble Beach Community Special District.