Press Releases

Description Date
City of Salinas to pay over $193,000 for 2022 untreated wastewater spill into Natividad Creek
Funds will be put toward projects that help prevent future spills
Greka Oil & Gas, Inc., and HVI Cat Canyon, Inc. ordered to pay $65 million for oil spills to surface waters
U.S. District Court supports Central Coast Water Board and multi-agency enforcement efforts (see the Central Coast Water Board’s List of Discretionary Administrative Civil Liability Orders to access a copy of the court judgement)
City of San Juan Bautista agrees to pay $870,000 for alleged wastewater discharge violations
Bulk of penalty to be applied to construction of new sewer main
K&A Farms LLC agreement to pay $38,225 penalty 06/06/2022
Central Coast Water Board Allocates $5.9 million from PG&E Settlement
Funds will support high priority water quality projects in the Central Coast
City of Greenfield to pay for unauthorized discharges of wastewater to groundwater 12/23/2021
Monterey One Water to pay $800,000 for discharges of untreated wastewater into Monterey Bay 08/17/2021
Central Coast Regional Water Board adopts General Waste Discharge Requirements for Discharges from Irrigated Lands 04/16/2021
$2.5 Million Settlement Reached with Regional Water Board for 2015 Oil Spill in Santa Barbara County
Settlement agreement is one part of $60 million settlement
City of Hollister Will Pay $181,110 for Illegal Discharge Caused by Wastewater Collection System Failure 12/19/2019
Central Coast Water Board Appoints Matt Keeling to Executive Officer 12/18/2019
Hospitality Company Fined $11,990 for Violating Construction Permit and Unlawfully Discharging to Carbonera Creek 08/29/2019
Free Well Testing Program Expands to San Benito County 08/14/2019
Multiple Offender Hayden Environmental Inc. Barred from Work on Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Program 01/31/2019
Central Coast Water Board Reaches Settlement with Guggia Farms Over Reporting Violations 01/24/2019
Central Coast Water Board Offers Free Domestic Well Testing 09/05/2018
Central Coast Water Board Supports Salinas Valley Safe Drinking Water Agreement; Water Deliveries Expected Soon - en Español 05/18/2017
Central Coast Water Board and South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Settle Litigation Regarding 2010 Wastewater Spill 10/13/2016
Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency to Pay $298,958 in Penalties for Sewage Spill 04/19/2016
Central Coast Regional Water Board Announces New Executive Officer 03/22/2016
County of San Luis Obispo Environmental Health Media Release regarding trichloroethene in water supply wells near Buckely Road in San Luis Obispo 12/24/2015
Central Coast Water Board Takes Enforcement Action 08/03/2015
Central Coast Water Board Approves Santa Barbara Desalination Permit 02/02/2015
Central Coast Water Board Approves Financial Element of Drought Project 01/16/2015
Central Coast Water Board Approves Cambria Emergency Drought Project 11/14/2014
Central Coast Water Board Teminates Los Osos Enforcement Orders 09/29/2014
State Water Board Fund Two Projects to Improve Water Quality at Cowell Beach 04/23/2014

Central Coast Water Board, Grover Beach Settle Stormwater Discharge Report Violations

Jean-Pierre Wolff Named Central Coast Water Board Chair 02/05/2014
State Water Resources Control Board Issues Order Modifying Central Coast Regional Board's March 2012 Irrigated Agriculture Order 09/24/2013
State Water Board funds project to improve water quality at Capitola Beach 8/6/2013
May 30-31, 2013 Board Meeting Press Release 6/3/2013
Central Coast Waterboard Issues Cleanup and Abatement Order to Ensure Safe Drinking Water for the Community of San Lucas in the Salinas Valley 4/25/2013
Workshops Scheduled To Assist Growers with Annual Compliance Form 10/23/2012
Water Board Issues Fines for Violations of Ag Order 10/16/2012
Central Coast Water Board Fines South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for Waste Water Spill 10/04/2012
Water Board Staff Proposes Fines for Violations of Ag Order 9/26/2012