Judge transfers control of 8 Monterey County water corps

The Associated Press
Friday April 12, 2002

SAN JOSE — A federal judged has ordered control of eight Monterey County water companies to be taken away from the companies, citing violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. 

The federal Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice sued Salinas-based Alisal Water Corp., accusing it of failing to monitor water quality, including monitoring for lead and copper levels. 

Running the day-to-day operations of the eight companies will fall to a “receiver,” who also must report to the court with findings about the feasibility of selling the companies. 

The eight companies are Toro Water System, Moss Landing Harbor District Water, Normco Water system, Blackie Road Water System No. 18, San Jerardo Water System, Vierra Canyon Water System No. 30 Langley/Valle Pacifico Water System and Buena Vista Water System.