VIDEO. Montara Sanitary and Water District’s (MSWD) General Manager, Clemens Heldmaier, presents a virtual tour of the MSWD infrastructure and financial business plan.
Want to Know Where Your Water Come From and Goes to in Montara and Moss Beach?
Meeting Held Wed October 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Montara Sanitary and Water District’s General Manager Clemens Heldmaier presents to you the MSWD water and sewer system, virtually. MSWD, from and engineer’s perspective, is like a mini San Francisco, with all those hills, needing lots of pumps.
Learn how your water and wastewater systems work in you live in Moss Beach or Montara!
Where your water comes from, and where that sink, shower and toilet water goes!
Join MWSD staff for a VIRTUAL one hour tour of the critical systems that serve our community.
Learn the challenges of keeping your water flowing, while protecting public health and the environment all in the time of COVID-19.
Montara Water & Sanitary District
Staying Ahead of our Local Community Needs
Board Meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Call: (650) 728-3545
October – November 2020 News for You:
Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) works every day to deliver water, garbage and sewer services for the residents of Montara and Moss Beach. Over 6,000 residents rely on our services for their homes and businesses.
Thank You From The Board
As our community and nation continue to struggle with COVID-19, we see how local leadership is critical to the safety and well-being of our community. Leadership keeps us well informed, on track and focused on the tasks needed to maintain our livelihoods. As elected representatives for our community, we thank you for your support and confidence in what we do. We’re committed to keeping watch for you and our beautiful coastside.
MWSD was formed by community members in 1958* to provide solutions that were better tailored to local needs, and more cost effective than the suggestions by the existing larger jurisdictions in place. We continue to serve you and those local needs today.
We carefully spend your bill dollars to ensure vital, reliable water, garbage and sewer services right here in Montara and Moss Beach. We do this because we live here and have spent the time to understand what is needed.
We have secured an independent water supply for our community. The water you need comes directly from sources developed, owned and operated here by this District. The beaches, creeks, ocean and environment we live in and near are protected from sewage by the system we built, operate and maintain. The money you pay is spent here on these systems.
We continue to hold Half Moon Bay accountable for their role in disrupting the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside partnership. We won’t let the needs of our community be ignored or let your dollars be spent outside our area.
Having leaders who are locally elected means we can keep our focus where it needs to be – here in Montara and Moss Beach. We focus on reliability, sustainability, and resource protection to safeguard us now and into the future.
*MWSD was formed in 1958 to address sewer and garbage services, with water service added in 2003.
Montara Sanitary and Water District (MSWD) Meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
If you experience technical difficulties or have technical questions prior to or during the meeting, please contact MWSD’s IT support at (650) 728-7843.
Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. They used to held at the District office at 8888 Cabrillo Hwy, next to Pt Montara Lighthouse and Hostel.
To receive agendas by email, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to email, we post agendas before each board meeting:
- On the District website here
- Montara post office
- Moss Beach post office
- the bulletin board in front of the MWSD office
Who is on the Board of Directors?
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — President||Term 2016-2020|
|Jim Harvey — President Pro Tem||Term 2018-2022|
|Ric Lohman — Secretary||Term 2018-2022|
|Peter Dekker — Treasurer||Term 2019-2020|
|Scott Boyd — Director||Term 2016-2020|
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) – MWSD is a member of SAM, the agency that collects and cleans our Coastside community’s wastewater before it enters the ocean. SAM meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7:30pm. Jim Harvey and Scott Boyd presently serve as SAM board members.
Recology of the Coast – MWSD has contracted with Recology of the Coast for trash pickup, recycling, and waste hauling.
Visit County Solid Waste Department for more information about recycling, composting, etc.
In an Emergency
Water Emergencies: Call MWSD at (650) 728-3545
Sewer Emergencies: Call SAM at (650) 726-0124
For emergencies that affect life, health or safety: Dial 911
- 8888 Cabrillo Hwy
Montara, California 94037
- Office Hours:
8:30AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
- (650) 728-3545
Note: Public participation is not permitted during closed session discussion items.