Civic Center Water Treatment Facility

CCWTF Site Picture

Project Overview

The Malibu Civic Center Water Treatment Facility (CCWTF) Project includes development of a centralized 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.

Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates

The proposed Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates are being developed to provide a fair and equitable method of obtaining revenue to maintain the wastewater and recycled water systems. On June 26, 2017, the City Council approved the 2017 Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates Study, which outlines how the proposed rates were calculated. At this time, only those developed parcels within the Phase 1 area will be charged for these services. These rates will be charged once the wastewater and recycled water service is provided to the customer.  

Project Financing

Phase One

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 were determined.

Phase Two

In April 2019, the City entered into an Assessment District Reimbursement Agreement with HRL Laboratories, LLC through which HRL will provide funding for the design and engineering assessment of the CCWTF Phase Two project. The funds would be reimbursed after formation of an Assessment District for Phase Two.

Application Process for Participation in Phase Two

On May 13, 2019, the City Council authorized an application process for properties that were not included in the CCWTF Phase Two or Three boundaries to participate in the CCWTF Phase Two Project. The applications are due to the City by June 30, 2019. For additional information, contact Rob DuBoux, Public Works Director, at

Photos of Construction Progress

October 2016April 2017August 2016
September 2016First Concrete Pour August 2016Groundbreaking August 2016