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?

Water Reclamation Facility Pipelines Construction

Through June 2022, construction crews will complete installation of a fourth and final pipeline on Quintana Road between Kings Avenue and Morro Bay Boulevard.

Read the full notice here.

Access Restored on South Bay Boulevard at
Highway 1

After four months of pipeline construction on South Bay Boulevard as part of the City of Morro Bay Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) Pipelines, South Bay Boulevard at Highway 1 will be reopened by the end of the day on Friday, April 29. Thank you to the communities of Morro Bay and Los Osos, and users of South Bay Boulevard, for demonstrating patience and cooperation during this extended road closure!

Read the full construction notice here.

Caltrans Highway 1 Ramp Closure at Morro Bay Boulevard: Feb. 22-25

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the southbound Highway 1 offramp at Morro Bay Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Tuesday, Feb. 22 to Friday, Feb. 25, for critical maintenance work along southbound Highway 1 between Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard. From Feb. 22 to Feb. 25, the community is advised to use Main Street for access to Morro Bay or Los Osos from Highway 1.

Read the full construction notice here.

Trench Plate Maintenance Scheduled on Quintana Road

On Saturday, Jan. 8, construction crews will be completing maintenance on the steel trench plates on Quintana Road at Bella Vista Drive and Las Tunas Street. Please use caution in the area and slow down when driving over the trench plates. During this work, which is estimated to take one day, traffic will be controlled using an alternating one-way pattern. Please expect delays, as Quintana Road is currently the detour for the closure on South Bay Boulevard.

Read the full construction notice here.

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.