California American Water asks Garrapata Area Customers to Reduce Water Use

PACIFIC GROVE, CALIF (January 22, 2022) – California American Water is requesting that customers in the Garrapata service area reduce water use to support firefighting efforts. The Palo Colorado fire is an active fire that began on January 21, 2022 in Big Sur, south of the company’s Garrapata service area.

The company asks Garrapata customers to limit water consumption to essential indoor use and turn off all outside irrigation systems. Affected customers have been notified by phone, text or email and are requested to limit use until further notice.

“California American Water urges customers in Garrapata to support firefighting efforts by limiting indoor water use and eliminating all outdoor water use at this time,” said California American Water External Affairs Director Evan Jacobs. “We want to keep water available in the system for emergency responders.”

California American Water provides water service to the community of Garrapata, which is south of Carmel-by-the-sea.

California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to more than 880,000 people. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website

About American Water

With a history dating back to 1886, American Water (NYSE:AWK) is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 6,400 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and regulated-like drinking water and wastewater services to an estimated 14 million people in 25 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to help keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Media Contacts

Evan Jacobs

Northern California External Affairs Manager