Business Sewer Capacity Charges

The charge will be calculated based on the business's actual or estimated flow and strength. A rate formula is used to convert the total cost of treatment for the business's wastewater to equivalent dwelling units. Please refer to the Capacity Charge Calculation PDF.

Industrial users must call for an appointment with our Customer Service Department for a plan check review.

Please bring the following with you:

  1. Copies of water bills or submeter readings for the preceding one-year period or a reliable estimate of water usage for the industry, and measured or reliable estimates of wastewater effluent strength such as biological oxygen demand (BOD) and suspended solids. Acceptance of the reliability of the estimates will be at the discretion of the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency.
  2. A copy of the final building plans required for issuance of your building permit.
  3. Check, cash or money order.

Applicants are also required to confer with MRWPCA's Source Control Department to determine whether an industrial wastewater discharge permit will be required. Please contact them at (831) 883-1118 or (831) 424-1108, preferably prior to applying for the sewer capacity permit.

A MRWPCA Field Inspector will inspect the site after the project is completed and will monitor the business category type annually. Additional charges will be required if categories change from the original application.

Building Departments Requiring MRWPCA Connection Permit

Below is a list of the appropriate departments that require a copy of the Agency's sewer connection permit:

City of Salinas
Public Works Department
200 Lincoln Avenue, 2nd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 758-7241
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00

County of Monterey
(Boronda, Moss Landing, Castroville)
Public Works Department
855 E. Laurel Drive, Bldg. D
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-4801
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00

Marina Coast Water District
11 Reservation Rd.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-6131
Hours: 8:00 - 12:00
1:00 - 5:00

City of Sand City
1 Sylvan Park
Sand City, CA 93955
(831) 394-3054
Hrs: 8:00 - 5:00

City of Monterey
Building Department
Pacific & Madison
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-3890
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00

City of Pacific Grove
Community Development
300 16th Street
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 648-3183
Hours: 8:00 - 11:45 and 1:00 - 5:00

City of Seaside
Building Department
440 Harcourt Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-6210
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00

City of Del Rey Oaks
650 Canyon Del Rey
Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940
(831) 394-8511
Hours: M-F 9:30-12:30; M-TH 1:30-3:30

For Plan Checks and Payments

MRWPCA Customer Service
5 Harris Court, Building D
Monterey, CA 93940

Monday, 7:30am- 5:00pm,
Tuesday - Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Payment by Mail

MRWPCA
PO Box 2109
Monterey, CA 93942-2109

Checks, cash, and money orders accepted. Please include parcel number on check.

(831) 372-3367
or (831) 422-1001

or email Customer Service