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.




AUGUST 17, 2016 AT 6:30 PM


The Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District is requesting professional services for consulting engineering services, click on the link below or on the Projects Tab.

Consulting Engineering Services - Request for Proposal 


You will find the Cross Connection Control Survey Form enclosed in the May water bills. Please take the time to fill it out and return to the District office.


June 13, 2016 - August 5, 2016 
Monday - Friday 12-1pm




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.









Things You Can Do at Home to Save Water

  • Use low-flow faucets.
  • Repair leaking faucets, toilets and pumps.
  • Use dishwashers and clothes washers only when fully loaded.
  • Take short showers.
  • Turn the faucet off while you brush your teeth.
  • Wash your car only when necessary.
  • Do not over-water your lawn or garden.