Wastewater Collection & Treatment
PBCSD owns and maintains 74 miles of sewer collection and interceptor lines and eight lift stations. District employs six full-time personnel who maintain the sewer collection system as well as the reclaimed water distribution system.
PBCSD contracts with the Carmel Area Wastewater District (CAWD) for sewer treatment services. According to the contract entered into 1968, PBCSD has access rights to one-third of the CAWD's treatment plant's capacity by contributing to one-third of plant capital items costs. PBCSD also shares the treatment plant operations, maintenance and administrative (O&M) costs which amounts to about 40% of the plant O&M costs.
PBCSD levies a sewer user fee on property owners to pay for the annual CAWD sewer treatment plant O&M costs. Sewer user fees are collected for the District by the Monterey County Tax Collector's Office on the property tax bills.
The District's sewer line replacement project uses a non-invasive "pipe bursting" technique that does not require tearing up roadways.