Water Quality Control

(831) 223-5170
(831) 678-3965
E-mail
After Hours Emergency: (831) 789-7463
Hours: Water Operations
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Our Services

The Water Quality Control Division’s goal is to conduct business in an ethical manner that promotes excellent customer service, communication, integrity, and efficiency.

This Division is responsible for:

  • Operation & maintenance of the City’s water wells and water distribution system
  • Operation & maintenance of the City’s sanitary sewer system and brand new Water Reclamation Facility
  • Operation & maintenance of the City’s storm drain system
  • Operation of the City’s new laboratory
  • Administration of the City’s contract for garbage services with Tri-Cities Disposal (run by Monterey City Disposal Service, Inc.) under the Joint Powers Agreement with all the Southern Monterey County cities
  • Administration of the City’s closed Landfill
  • Management of the City’s programs for:
    • Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects for Water and Wastewater
    • Fats, Oils & Greases (FOG) Program
    • Hydrants Program, in partnership with the Fire Department
    • Pre-Treatment Program
    • Recycled Water Program
    • Urban Water Management Program
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local regulations pertaining to the laboratory, recycled water, solid waste, stormwater, water, and wastewater

The Water Quality Control Division has the following four sections:

  • Solid Waste Operations
  • Stormwater Operations
  • Water Operations
  • Wastewater Operations

The sections are supported by WQC Administration and the City’s Laboratory.

Resources

Laboratory

The City of Soledad, as part of the new Water Reclamation Facility, is in the process of outfitting a new laboratory.  The lab provides daily technical support to the Water Reclamation Facility in order to sustain the live biological process that treats the City’s wastewater.  The lab is currently undergoing the ELAP Certification process in order to fully support the entire Water Quality Control Division, which currently sends it’s water and wastewater samples required by federal and state law to an outside lab.  Ultimately, this lab will be a full-service environmental lab not only for the City of Soledad but available to hire by all of Southern Monterey County.

Physical Address: (831) 223-5176
(831) 223-5192
E-mail
After Hours Emergency: (831) 789-7463
Hours: Water Operations
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Stormwater Operations

Contact Us

To report a stormwater violation, please call our stormwater hotline at (831) 223-5188, or email Don Wilcox, Public Works Director.

Resources

Permit to Operate

Soledad Stormwater Management Plan

Revised February 18, 2010

Letters from State Water Resources Control Board

Annual Stormwater Reports

Addendums to 2007-2008 Annual Report (Fourth Permit Year)

Water Plant Operations

(831) 223-5184
(831) 223-5192
E-mail
After Hours Emergency: (831) 789-7463
Hours: Water Operations
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm


 

The Water Plant Operations section of the Water Quality Control Division is responsible for:

  • Performing maintenance and repairs to the infrastructure necessary to safely procure, treat and deliver safe drinking water.
  • Operation and maintenance of the City’s water wells, pumps, storage tanks and delivery system.
  • Water quality protection activities that include infrastructure maintenance, water quality monitoring and illicit discharge prevention.
  • Public education and outreach related to water use and conservation.
  • Hydrant maintenance and Hydrant Meters.
  • Water service meter turn-ons, turn-offs, and shut-off.
  • Water meter readings for utility billing.

Wastewater Operations

(831) 223-5050
(831) 223-5192
E-mail
Hours: Water Operations
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Wastewater Operations section of the Water Quality Division is a 10-hour per day, 7-day a week, year-round operation responsible for:

  • Performing maintenance and repairs to the infrastructure necessary to safely convey industrial, stormwater and sanitary sewer waste.
  • Operation and maintenance of the City’s Water Reclamation Facility.
  • Water quality protection activities that include infrastructure maintenance, water quality monitoring and illicit discharge prevention.
  • Public education and outreach associated with Soledad’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit.

Water Conservation

Water is a precious natural resource that is vital to our health, welfare, and economy of our region.  Soledad relies entirely on water wells for our community’s drinking water supply.   Because our water supplies are limited, it is important that everyone uses water efficiently.  While the City does not currently have water conservation measures in effect, here are some things you can do to help conserve our water supply:

Water Conservation Guidelines

June 2009
(information only, watering schedule expired October 2009)

Water Conservation Resources

Reports and Documents

Water Reports and Documents

Wastewater Reports and Documents