The City of Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility Program will replace the City’s existing wastewater treatment plant with an advanced water purification facility that will meet state regulations, protect the environment, and contribute a safe and reliable water source for Morro Bay’s homes and businesses. The project will create a drought buffer and is capable of providing up to 80 percent of the City’s water needs in the future.

Construction began in 2020 and will be completed by 2023.

Project Features

New one million gallon per day advanced treatment facility

Two new lift stations

Approximately 3.5 miles of pipelines

Wells to inject the purified water into the groundwater aquifer

  • Ecology Today

    New one million gallon per day advanced treatment facility

  • Dynamic Ecology

    Two new lift stations

  • Plant Ecology

    Approximately 3.5 miles of pipelines

  • Recycling Rubbish

    Wells to inject the purified water into the groundwater aquifer

WHAT’S NEW?

Saturday Work on Main Street

Construction is scheduled on four Saturdays – Nov. 20, Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 – on Main Street near Quintana Road. Construction is underway in segments between Quintana Place and the bike path with two-way traffic maintained with flaggers through the work zone.

Read the full construction notice here.

Construction Update – Main Street

The WRF Pipelines construction underway on Main Street has been approved by the City to proceed with the understanding that two-way traffic will be maintained at all times, and the contract requirement that prevented work in this area during the holiday season has been waived.

Read the full construction notice here.

Construction Underway on Main Street

Beginning the last week of October 2021 for approximately eight weeks, construction crews will be working on Main Street near Quintana Road to install water pipelines as part of the WRF Pipelines. Construction will be completed in segments on Main Street from the east side of the street to the west side of the street between Quintana Place and the bike path. Two-way traffic will remain open with shifted lanes. For safety and to control the flow of traffic near the work zone, the traffic signal at Main Street and Quintana Road will be flashing red 24/7 for approximately eight weeks. A flashing red traffic signal light means “STOP.” After stopping, you may proceed when it is safe. Please observe all right-of-way rules. Cyclists and motorists will share the lanes on Main Street, so please use extra caution and Slow for the Cone Zone.

Read the full construction notice here.

Paving Work Scheduled on Quintana Road

Paving work is scheduled to occur on Quintana Road from Kennedy Way to Morro Bay Boulevard. After the paving, which will create a temporary drivable surface, Quintana Road will be opened to two-way traffic between Kennedy Way and Morro Bay Boulevard until construction crews return later to construct the smaller, single purified water pipeline and complete final paving.

Read the full construction notice here.

Work to Begin at Main Street and Quintana Road

Pipeline construction is scheduled to begin near the corner of Main Street and Quintana Road in the parking lot at 341 Quintana Road. Access to properties on Quintana Road will be provided via Main Street.

Read the full construction notice here.

Work to Begin on Quintana Road between Bella Vista Drive and Kings Avenue

In mid-September, construction will progress to the next section of Quintana Road from La Loma to Morro Bay Boulevard: from Bella Vista Drive to Kings Avenue.

Read the full construction notice here.

NOTICE: TREE REMOVAL APPROVED NEAR MORRO BAY BIKE PATH

Three additional trees are approved by the California Coastal Commission for removal as part of the City of Morro Bay’s Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Pipelines project. The trees, located near the bike path south of Atascadero Road near Lila Keiser Park, are identified for removal due to proximity to high-voltage lines and construction, safety of construction crews and overall tree health. This comes after an extensive cataloguing effort by the City’s arborist in mid-2021 of trees near the project area.

Read the full construction notice here.

Bike Path Closed Starting Monday, Aug. 16

The bike path between Atascadero Road and Main Street will be closed starting Monday, Aug. 16, for several months of pipeline construction. The posted detour for cyclists and pedestrians is Atascadero Road and Main Street. Please use extra caution when using the detour, as cyclists and vehicles will be sharing the road. Please plan for traffic delays and allow extra time when using the detour, including travel to and from Morro Bay High School.

Read the full construction notice here.

Quintana Road from La Loma Avenue to Morro Bay Boulevard

Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 2 at Quintana Road and La Loma Avenue and construction will move toward the roundabout at Morro Bay Boulevard. Residences and businesses requiring access via Quintana Road between La Loma Avenue and Morro Bay Boulevard should access the area from Morro Bay Boulevard.

Read the full construction notice here.

Construction Notice: Quintana Road from Kennedy Way to Morro Bay Boulevard

During the week of July 12, construction crews will move to a new segment on Quintana Road – Kennedy Way to Morro Bay Boulevard. The southbound lane on Quintana Road will remain open, but northbound traffic on Quintana Road will be detoured at the roundabout via Morro Bay Boulevard, Shasta Street and Kennedy Way. Traffic to Quintana Road properties between Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard should access from the north via Main Street or Kennedy Way.

Read the full construction notice here.

Construction Notice: Quintana Road Closed at Kennedy Way

From Wednesday, June 23, to Friday, July 2, Quintana Road will be closed between 420 Quintana Road and Kennedy Way as part of the City of Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Pipelines and Lift Stations project. The posted detours for this road closure are Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard. Kennedy Way will be open to local business traffic and through traffic will be detoured at Shasta Avenue.

Read the full construction notice here.

Emergency Road Closure

In an abundance of caution for public safety considerations, Quintana Road, between 420 Quintana Road and Kennedy Way, must be fully closed starting June 15 for up to two weeks. The City of Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Pipelines project contractor has experienced unstable trenching conditions, making it unsafe to leave this stretch of Quintana Road open to vehicles. All businesses in the area will be accessible via Main Street or Kennedy Way.

Read the full construction notice here.