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Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility
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Project Overview
The City of Malibu Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility 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.

Construction 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 
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 on site directing traffic with alternating lanes.

Bluffs Park - Starts August 29 for approximately one month
Starting on August 29, crews closed the far right-turn lane of Winter Mesa Dr turning onto PCH eastbound inside Bluffs Park for approximately one month for trenching work. 

Malibu Canyon & PCH - Starts September 6 for approximately one month
Beginning Tuesday, September 6, and lasting approximately one month, trenching work will be done on the northeast corner of Malibu Canyon Rd and PCH, taking away the far right lane, leaving one lane open on Malibu Canyon Rd northbound for about 100 yards. The left turn lanes of eastbound PCH turning northbound onto Malibu Canyon will be reduced from two lanes to one lane for safety.

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 just north of PCH, reducing that section of Webb Way to one lane northbound and one lane southbound. Motorists will still be able to turn right, left, and go 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 Plant. Work started in August 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

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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