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?

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.

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.