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WRF Project Update – Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) has been prepared to notify interested parties that the City of Morro Bay will prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed WRF facility.

Notice of Preparation

WRF Project Update – Notice of EIR Scoping Meeting

Project Update Postcard

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Site Selected for Project Planning

On June 14, 2016, the City Council selected the South Bay Boulevard site (formerly referred to as Tri-W) for WRF planning and permitting.

Watch the meeting here:

City Council Meeting – WRF Site Selection (YouTube Video)

Water Reclamation Facility Goals

Morro Bay’s Water Reclamation Facility Community Goals, adopted by City Council in December 2013 and amended in February 2014, are:

  • Produce tertiary, disinfected wastewater in accordance with Title 22 requirements for unrestricted urban irrigation in a cost effective manner for all ratepayers.
  • Design to be able to produce reclaimed wastewater for potential users, which could include public and private landscape areas, agriculture, or groundwater recharge. A master reclamation plan should include a construction schedule and a plan for bringing on recycled water customers in a cost effective manner.
  • Allow for onsite composting.
  • Design for energy recovery.
  • Design to treat contaminants of emerging concern in the future.
  • Design to allow for other possible municipal functions, i.e. City Corporation Yard on site, as well as other uses such as public park and education center.
  • Ensure compatibility with neighboring land uses.
  • Have a new WRF operational prior to the expiration of the discharge permit for the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), being five years more or less.

Contact Info

John Rickenbach
WRF Deputy Program Manager
595 Harbor Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442

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