California American Water Offers Monterey County Customers Additional Help after Evacuations and Winter Storm Damage

Disaster Protections Enacted for Customers Impacted by Storms

PACIFIC GROVE (Mar. 24, 2023) – California American Water is re-activating its customer protection program for residents in its Monterey service area.  Several local communities were impacted by mandatory and recommended evacuations during the series of storms and flooding impacts that occurred.  California American Water maintained normal water service to customers during this time however, some customers were evacuated or without power and may continue to be impacted for an extended period of time. Customers who are struggling with property damage or displacement are encouraged to participate in our customer protection program.

These protections are currently in effect and are designed to take stress off families recovering from the impacts of the flood events and disruptions to their lives.

“The recent once in a generation series of storms have had serious impacts on our communities,” said local California American Water Director of Operations Chris Cook. “Assisting our customers impacted by flooding, power outages, downed trees and evacuations will help relieve stress and displacement caused by winter storms.”


Some of these disaster relief measures include:


  • Working cooperatively with customers to resolve unpaid bills by making payment arrangements for up to one year


  • Suspending disconnections for non-payment


  • Waiving fees for late payment


  • Offering bill adjustments for extraordinary water use resulting from flood damage


Customers are encouraged to contact California American Water at 888 237-1333 or they can visit our office at 511 Forest Lodge Road in Pacific Grove weekdays from 8am to 4pm.


Media Contact:

Josh Stratton

Manager, External Affairs

California American Water


California American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), provides high-quality and reliable water and wastewater services to more than 725,000 people. Information regarding California American Water’s service areas can be found on the company’s website

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