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Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility
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Project Overview
The Malibu Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility (CCWTF) Project (Project) includes development of a centralized wastewater treatment facility in the Malibu Civic Center area that will treat, reuse, and/or dispose of wastewater flows from properties in the Civic Center. 
The Project is in response to regulatory actions taken by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the State Water Resources Control Board to prohibit discharges from onsite wastewater discharge systems (OWDS) in the Civic Center area, and to ban new OWDS, based on a phased schedule.

Traffic Updates
Lane closures required for construction safety will be posted here regularly to advise motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians of potential traffic impacts that may affect their commute through the project area.

Cross Creek Rd. - Starts March 9
From Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 19 portions of Cross Creek Rd. will be reduced to one lane 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM with flaggers alternating traffic in both directions for work on the CCWTF pipeline network.

From Monday, March 20 until the end of April, all of Cross Creek Rd. will be reduced to one southbound lane 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM with flaggers directing traffic. No right turn access from westbound PCH onto northbound Cross Creek Rd. Detours will allow motorists to access Cross Creek Rd. and the shopping centers from Webb Way/Civic Center Way. Motorists may also access Cross Creek Rd. and the shopping centers by turning right into the gas station/Malibu Village parking lot from westbound PCH. Detour signs will be posted.

Webb Way & PCH - Starts Mid-September
Starting mid-September, tunneling work will take place on Webb Way, between PCH and Civic Center Way, reducing that section of Webb Way to one lane in each direction. Motorists will still be able to turn right or left, and proceed straight through the intersection. No lanes will be closed on PCH.

Construction Update
September 29, 2016 - Construction is well under way on Malibu's Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility. Work started in August 2016 on the concrete structures of the main treatment plant, and will continue for the next several months. During the next several weeks, the contractor will be finishing installation of pipelines around Bluffs Park, on Civic Center Way from Winter Canyon Road up to Malibu Canyon Road, and on Webb Way. Exploratory pilot injection wells have been drilled and filled on Malibu Road. The final injection wells will be drilled starting in December 2016, and work will last several months.

The construction work will have some impact on local traffic, and the City is working closely with the contractor to minimize the impact wherever possible. The City will continue to send out traffic alerts and post construction traffic updates on this page. To receive traffic advisories directly to your cellphone or email, visit, and select “Traffic Alerts."

Project Photos & Videos
CCWTF Pipeline Network Construction - November 2016

First Concrete Poured on CCWTF Structures - September 2016

Newest Construction Photos - August & September 2016
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Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility Construction Progress - Sept. 22, 2016

Aerial Video Footage of Project Construction September 2016

Aerial Video Footage of Project Construction August 2016

Aerial Footage of First Concrete Pour 

Construction Time-Lapse Video 

Project Financing
At its Regular meeting on January 25, 2016, the City Council formed Assessment District 2015-1 (Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility – Phase 1), following ballot approval by a majority of the impacted property owners in the Civic Center. The Council also adopted Resolution No. 16-07 approving the Assessment Engineer’s Report, in which the individual parcel assessments are determined.

Contact Us

Robert Brager

Public Works Director / City Engineer
Ph: 310-456-2489, ext. 247

23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265 

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