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Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility

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
Construction will have some impact on local traffic, and the City is working closely with the contractor to minimize the impact wherever possible. Traffic advisories about lane closures or detours required for construction safety will be sent to advise motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians of potential traffic impacts that may affect their commute through the project area. To receive traffic advisories directly to your cellphone or email, visit, and select “Traffic Alerts."

Construction Update
CCWTF construction includes work on the treatment plant itself, as well as pipelines and injection wells. The following is a status update on work in each of those areas through May 2017:

Treatment Plant:
The contractor continues to perform work on the various onsite facilities, installing building roof structures and treatment plant equipment as they are received.


Pipeline installation work on south Cross Creek Rd is complete and two-way traffic has resumed. Work continues at the following locations: 

  • Pipeline boring work on Civic Center Way between Webb Way and Cross Creek Rd
  • Construction of the Bluffs Park pump station
  • Construction of the Legacy Park pump station

Injection Wells:

The contractor is in the process of developing the third and final well. After the third well is complete, the pipeline contractor will re-mobilize to install the injection well pumps and complete the remaining portions of pipeline installation work on Malibu Road. 

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.  At the June 26, 2017, the City Council approved the 2017 Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates Study. This study 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.  It is anticipated that the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility will be completed in early 2018.  These rates will be charged once the wastewater and recycled water service is provided to the customer.  

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.

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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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