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Draft Master Water Reclamation Plan – March 2017

Link to Document (including summaries)

Request for Proposals for Engineering Services for WRF Lift Station and Offsite Pipelines

****UPDATE: RFP Addendum #1 and Addendum #2 are available.  See to the RFP page link below.*****

The City is requesting sealed proposals for professional engineering services for the City of Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Project Lift Station and Offsite Pipelines.  A pre-proposal meeting will be held at 10 AM on February 9, 2017 at the Veteran’s Memorial Building (209 Surf Street). Sealed proposals are due at the City of Morro Bay Public Works Department by 2:00 PM on March 8, 2017. Read more about the project and requirements and download the RFP here: WRF RFP Lift Station and Pipelines

New Page for WRF Project Budget Reports

A new page has been added for quick access to the WRF Project Budget Reports.  It is located under Meetings and Documents, at the top of the page.

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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  • 11-14 Community Meeting – Draft Facility Master Plan

    Thanks for all who attended the meeting to learn about the Draft Facility Master Plan! If you missed it or want to review, you can view the presentation slides here: 11-14-16 Community Workshop Presentation Project Update Postcard