Pajaro/Sunny Mesa Community Services District

In Observance of Martin Luther King Day,

Office will be Closed on January 17th, 2022

En observación del Dia de Martin Luther King,

La oficina permanecerá cerrada el 17 de enero de 2022


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, and streetlight 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 systems are regulated by the State Water Resources Control Board and Monterey County Environmental Health Department.  



Click on the tabs below to view documents associated with the Proposed Increases


Propose Rate Increase - Questions Received

Q: What would be the cost per customer utilizing a one time assessment FOR THE PURCHASE OF GENERATORS?

A: Approximately $1000.00

Q: What is the cost per customer with project financed over 25 years FOR THE PURCHASE OF GENERATORS? 

A: Approximately $2000.00 

Q: Why hasn't the District pursued other grant funding for generators?

A; The District has pursued several types of funding including grants and requested assistance from PG&E and State of California

Q: If the proposed rate increase passes will the rates automatically increase aNnually? 

A: No, the Board of Directors will meet annually to review the need for an increase based on the current budget




APRIL 22, 2021 AT 5:30 PM



(669)900-9128, ID: 91854968206#, Passcode: 573218#



 Please submit your payment under the door or in the mail drop box and we will provide you with a receipt NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED IN to District Office at this timeDue to the restrictions set by California Department of Public Health and Monterey County



Debido a las restricciones establecidas por el Departamento de Salud Pública de California y el Condado de Monterey,

 NO SE PERMITIRAN VISITANTES en la oficina del Distrito

  Pase su pago por debajo de la puerta o en el buzón de correo y le proporcionaremos un recibo



CORONAVIRUS/ COVID-19 updates: visit following websites /

Para manterse informado sobre el CORONAVIRUS: Visite la siguientes paginas de internet 

California Department of Public Health or/o

 County of Monterey Health Department


COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies please click below for more information /

COVID-19 virus no a sido detectado en agua potable para mas informacion visite la siguiente pagina de internet


 Discontinuation of Residential Water Service Policy



 Sand and Sandbags for flood prevention in Pajaro


Sandbag (unfilled) locations:


  • Assumption Church, 100 Salinas Rd, Royal Oaks
  • Pajaro Park, 24 San Juan Rd, Royal Oaks from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Pajaro/Sunny Mesa CSD, 136 San Juan Rd, Royal Oaks from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • North County Fire Station #3, 301 Elkhorn Rd, Royal Oaks


Sand Stockpile locations (bring your shovel):


  • 24 San Juan Rd at Pajaro Park entrance
  • San Miguel Canyon Road, ¼ mile east of Hall Road at Mo. Co. Maintenance Yard from 7:30am to 4:00pm


Sand is free to the public for flood prevention in unincorporated areas of Monterey County


 Arena y sacos de arena para la prevención de inundación en Pájaro


Localidad de sacos vacíos:


  • Iglesia de la Asunción, 100 Salinas Rd, Royal Oaks
  • Pajaro Park, 24 San Juan Rd, Royal Oaks de 7:30am a 4:00pm
  • Pajaro/Sunny Mesa CSD, 136 San Juan Rd, Royal Oaks de 7:30am a 4:00pm
  • Estación de bomberos de North Co. # 3, 301 Elkhorn Rd, Royal Oaks


 Localidad de almacenamiento de arena (para llenar los sacos vacíos, traiga su pala):


  • 24 San Juan Rd en la entrada del parque Pajaro
  • San Miguel Canyon Road, ¼ de milla al este de Hall Road en el patio de mantenimiento Mo. Co. de 7:30am a 4:00pm


 La arena es gratuita para el público como prevención de inundación en áreas no incorporadas del Condado de Monterey (Mo. Co.) 




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For the most up to date information about winter storms visit the

Monterey County Office of Emergency Services website



Is offering rainwater catchment rebates to customers within PVWMA boundaries.

Please call (831)722-9292 or visit for more information.


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.




We thank you for your conservation efforts!


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