Community Meeting: May 16, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
The City is hosting a community meeting at the Morro Bay Library on May 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Learn more in the flyer.
Water Reclamation Facility – Your Questions Answered
Read responses to frequently asked questions about the City WRF Project in the April 2018 mailer.
To learn more about the project and provide input, you are encouraged to attend the Public Forum later this month.
WRF PUBLIC FORUM
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Veterans Memorial Hall, 209 Surf Street
Hosted by the City of Morro Bay
Facilitated by the League of Women Voters
City has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR)
On March 30, 2018, the City released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Water Reclamation Facility Project. The public review period will run from March 31, 2018 through May 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Please refer to the Notice of Availability for additional information, including locations where hard copies are available for review and how to submit comments. The Notice of Availability and Draft EIR can be viewed on the City’s website here: WRF Draft EIR
City Releases Request for Proposals for Design-Build of WRF
At the January 23, 2018 City Council Meeting, the Morro Bay City Council approved release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for Design-Build Services of the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Onsite Improvements to three teams. The RFP, which was released on January 24th, includes changes resulting from input provided by the WRF Citizens Advisory Committee at two meetings (1/4/18 and 1/11/18), and input from City Council during the January 17th Study Session and the January 23rd regular meeting. The three teams were selected after meeting requirements in the City’s Request for Qualifications and include: AECOM/WM Lyles Co, Joint Venture; Filanc Black & Veatch, Joint Venture; and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. with Tetra Tech, Inc. Proposals are due on May 8, 2018.
Morro Bay One of Twelve Communities Selected to Apply for Federal Water Infrastructure Loan
Water Reclamation Facility Goals
Morro Bay’s Water Reclamation Facility Community Goals, adopted by City Council in December 2013 and amended on October 24, 2017, are:
- All aspects of the WRF project shall be completed ensuring economic value with a special emphasis on minimizing rate payer and City expense.
- Communicate WRF project progress including general project status, milestones, and budget/cost information to our community members regularly.
- Produce tertiary, disinfected wastewater in accordance with Title 22 requirements for unrestricted urban irrigation.
- Design to produce reclaimed wastewater to augment the City’s water supply, by either direct or indirect means, as described in a master water reclamation plan and to maximize funding opportunities.
- Include features in the WRF project that maximize the City’s opportunities to secure funding and maximize efficiencies.
- Design to minimize the impacts from contaminants of emerging concern in the future.
- Ensure compatibility with neighboring land uses.