Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District

The Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District (PSMCSD) water system was formed and has been in operation since 1986.  The District was created by the Monterey County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) with the consolidation of Pajaro Community Services District, the Sunny Mesa Water District, and Monterey County Service Area No. 73.  The District is a public agency governed by a five (5) member Board of Directors that serves without compensation.

The District provides potable water services, fire flows, parks, streetlights, and sanitary sewer services to thousands of residents of North Monterey County.  The District provides these sevices from the Pajaro River in the north, to Moss Landing in the west, to the Highway 101 corridor in the south. Part of PSMCSD's senior groundwater rights were granted by the U.S. District Court in San Jose, CA.  It is the only public agency which provides public potable water services in the Pajaro, Elkhorn, and Prunedale areas.

The PSMCSD water system is regulated by California State Health Department Regulations and Monterey County Environmental Health Department.

Pajaro Community

Heavy rains are expected and localized flooding may occur

Sand is stock-piled on San Juan Rd. between Brooklyn St. and the Pajaro Park.

Sand bags are available at the Assumption Church, and Pajaro Sunny Mesa District office, 136 San Juan Rd. during regular business hours, 8-5, Monday through Friday.

Este fin de semana se esperan fuertes lluvias y pueden causar inundaciones localizadas

Sacos de arena serán disponibles en la iglesia De La Asunción, y en la oficina del distrito de Pajaro/Sunny Mesa CSD durante horas de oficina, 8 am a 5 pm, de lunes a viernes.

La arena esta almacenada en San Juan Road entre Brooklyn St. y el parque Pájaro



Employment Opportunities

 for more information click below

Maintenance Operator I

Maintenance Operator II

                                                                                                     Next Board Meeting

January 26, 2016

at 5:30       


Sunny Mesa

As of November 14, 2016 we have permenantly added disinfection treatment to the water system per State Water Resources Control Board direction.  Chlorine is maintained at safe levels and we monitor residuals on a regular basis.  It is possible you will notice chlorine taste and/or smell.


Projects for Bid

Critical Water Supply Improvements for Pajaro



Pajaro Park

In an effort to continue to keep the park safe and accessible for all, we need your support, please visit the Parks tab for more information and to view a short video regarding the park.



District wide water usage has decreased by 19% this quarter compared to same quarter 2013.

We thank you for your conservation efforts!

For more tips on how to conserve through summer, click the link below

Ways to Conserve


Follow this link to view our Enterprise System Catalogue