Attention Businesses:

Join the City of Morro Bay for Virtual Office Hours to learn more about WRF Pipelines Construction and meet with the project team

Friday, July 9, 2021 at 8 a.m. via Zoom

Register Here for the July Virtual Business Meeting

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?

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.

Morro Bay WRF Construction Notice

In addition to daytime construction, construction is also scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Quintana Road from Main Street to Kennedy Way on May 25, 26 and 27, 2021. The road will remain open to one-way southbound traffic, and the posted detour for northbound traffic is Kennedy Way to Main Street and Dunes Street. For safety, flaggers will direct traffic through the work zone. During evening construction, please expect delays as traffic will share the southbound lane with heavy construction equipment.

Please read the full construction notice here.

Underground Utility Work Scheduled on Quintana Road

Beginning Monday, May 10, for approximately two weeks, the City of Morro Bay will be completing underground utility verification work on Quintana Road. Minor traffic control will be in place, but no full road closures or detours will be in place as part of this work.

Please read the full construction notice here.

SoCal Gas Work Scheduled at Las Tunas Street Near Quintana Road

Beginning Monday, May 10, for approximately two weeks, Southern California Gas Company will be working at Las Tunas Street near Quintana Road. Residents on Las Tunas Street and Balboa Street between Butte Avenue and Kinds Avenue should use Kings Avenue for access.

Please read the full construction notice here.

Pipeline Construction Begins on Quintana Road

Pipeline construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 10, on Quintana Road southeast of Main Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured via Kennedy Way on Dunes Street and Main Street. Southbound traffic will remain open on Quintana Road.

Please read the full construction notice here.

City of Morro Bay Administration Celebrates Progress on Water Reclamation Facility Construction

On Monday, October 12, Morro Bay Mayor and City Councilmembers visited the Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) construction site on South Bay Boulevard north of Highway 1 for a progress update and tour of construction activities on the City’s largest-ever infrastructure project. “It is great to see construction underway on a project that has been talked about for decades,” said Morro Bay City Manager Scott Collins. “Significant progress has been made on earth moving work, concrete and rebar placement, and trenching and pipeline installation.”

Read full news release here.

City Secures Millions in Federal Funding For Largest City Infrastructure Program

Monday, March 9, marked a historic milestone for the City of Morro Bay and its Water Reclamation Facility Program as it secured up to $62 million in low-interest funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Alone, this loan will make available up to 49 percent of the project cost in low-interest funding, which is ultimately expected to save Morro Bay ratepayers $29 million over the life of the project.

Read the full news release here.