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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.

Civic Center Way - Starts October 17 for approximately one month

Civic Center Way will be reduced to one lane from Webb Way to Vista Pacifica for construction Monday, October 17 for approximately two weeks. The lane closure takes place Mon-Fri, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM. A crew will be onsite directing traffic with alternating lanes. 

Webb Way & PCH - Starts Mid-September for approximately 6-8 weeks

Starting mid-September and lasting approximately 6-8 weeks, tunneling work will take place on Webb Way, between PCH and Civic Center Way, reducing that section of Webb Way to one lane northbound and one lane southbound. Motorists will still be able to turn right or left, and proceed straight through the intersection. No lanes will be closed on PCH.

Stuart Ranch Road - Starts November 7 for approximately 2-3 weeks
One lane of Stuart Ranch Rd will be closed between the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday, beginning November 7, with 2-3 weeks expected for completion. A flag crew will direct traffic during work hours. Visitors to City Hall can expect minor delays.

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 www.MalibuCity.org/News, 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 
bbrager@malibucity.org
Ph: 310-456-2489, ext. 247

23825 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu, CA 90265 

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