City consultant comes up with solutions to address hard water, aging wastewater treatment plant and other problems.
2019 EPA inspection identified 11 areas of concern and described the facility as ‘aging’ and in ‘significant noncompliance.’
The ill-fated ‘pellet plant’ was supposed to provide the city with abundant soft water.
City facing substantial fine for its continued inability to process large amounts of pollutants discharged into the Pajaro River, which then enter waterways that empty into Monterey Bay.
Councilman Cesar Flores says the city is facing $800,000 in penalties.