Wednesday, June 29th, the City of Malibu held a ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility, marking the beginning of the largest infrastructural project in the City’s history. The treatment facility will treat, reuse and/or dispose of wastewater flow from properties in the Civic Center. It also will be able to produce up to 70 million gallons of reusable water per year. This event serves as an important step in the right direction for the city of Malibu to help alleviate the effects of the drought by using the treated water for irrigation and city landscaping. Malibu is one of the first of many cities across the state leading the way in this environmentally friendly effort.
“The groundbreaking of the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility marks an important milestone in Malibu’s environmental mission,” says mayor Laura Rosenthal. “The facility will enable Malibu to protect the natural environment that we cherish, while meeting state mandates to end the use of septic systems in the Civic Center area and producing recycled water to reduce Malibu’s reliance on potable water.”
The new treatment center will be located at 24000 Civic Center Way. The Assessment District that will fund the approximately $57 million project was approved by Civic Center property owners in January 2016.