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In An Emergency:

Water Emergencies: Call MWSD at (650) 728-3545
Sewer Emergencies: Call SAM at (650) 726-0124
Dial 911 for life-threatening and safety


About the District

The Montara Water & Sanitary District, formed in 1958 as a public agency, is responsible for maintaining approximately twenty-five miles of sewer line and thirteen pump stations. The sewage is pumped through a large intertie pipeline under Highway 1 to the sewage treatment plant located in Half Moon Bay.

In addition, the District manages the solid waste franchise with Recology of the Coast, which collects all trash and disposes of it properly in the landfill located near Half Moon Bay, as well as recycles the material placed in the recycling bins by each household.

In 1992, the District, through special State legislation, was granted the powers of a county water district. This was done in an effort to improve the water supply and service provided by the private water company serving the area then known as Citizens Utilities Company of California. August 1, 2003, the district acquired and began operating the water system.