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Water Issues

A consistent, reliable water source is essential to maintaining our existing infrastructure and providing solutions for more affordable workforce housing. With our current water situation, we cannot fulfill state requirements for increased affordable housing and it threatens our industry’s livelihood. Water is at the source of our housing and labor shortages.

MCHA Position

We strive to:

  • Continue working toward a sustainable long-term water solution constantly emphasizing the need for desal as the key component of that solution.
  • Monitor the public agencies and elected officials that control the water destiny of the Monterey Peninsula and all of Monterey County, especially the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and Monterey One Water.
  • Support a final solution that respects the needs of the Salinas Valley, protects the Monterey Bay as well as the Carmel River and its federally protected resources.
  • Remain open to forming new alliances that may be useful in achieving our long-term goals, while continuing to work with the Coalition of Peninsula Businesses.
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