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Press Release Morro Bay WRF – WIFIA – July 20, 2017

June 4th & 5th WRF Project Information Forum Postponed

The June 4th and 5th WRF Project information forums are postponed until further notice.  A notification was mailed to City residents; see postcard linked below.

6/4 & 6/5 Info Forums Postponement Post Card

Water Reclamation Facility Spring 2017 Update

Link to Newsletter

Draft Master Water Reclamation Plan – March 2017

The Draft Master Water Reclamation Plan was developed to assess recycled water opportunities in light of the new WRF project.

Link to Document (including summaries)

Draft Water Reclamation Facility Master Plan – November 2016

Link to Document (including summaries and individual sections)



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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