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 Scheduled on Quintana Road

Construction is scheduled on Saturday, June 18, in up to two locations at a time along Quintana Road from Main Street to Las Tunas and on Teresa Road. Minor traffic control will be in place for the safety of construction crews and the traveling public. In some cases, there may be alternating one-way traffic; in other cases, two-way traffic may be maintained. Please plan extra time when traveling on Quintana Road.

Read the full notice here.

Pipeline Construction Continues on Quintana Road between Main Street and Kennedy Way

Construction of the fourth and final pipeline as part of the WRF Pipelines project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 20, on Quintana Road between Main Street and Kennedy Way. Construction will be completed in segments starting on Quintana Road southeast of Main Street and moving southeast within the public right-of-way. Southbound traffic on Quintana Road will be detoured at Main Street via Dunes Street and Kennedy Way. Northbound traffic on Quintana Road will remain open.

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Quintana Closure between La Loma Avenue and South Bay Boulevard

Quintana Road will be closed between La Loma Avenue and South Bay Boulevard from Monday, June 6, to Friday, June 10. During the closure, through traffic will be detoured on Highway 1; access for local traffic will be maintained between La Loma Avenue and South Bay Boulevard.

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Construction Begins on Atascadero Road

As early as the week of May 16, 2022, initial construction activity will begin on Atascadero Road from west of Park Street to west of the Highway 1 ramps. Flaggers will direct the flow of traffic through the work zone, including at times, alternating one-way traffic.

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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.

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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.