MALIBU—On Friday, October 5, the city of Malibu will be celebrating the opening of their new Civic Center Water Treatment Facility.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at 24000 Civic Center Way in Malibu. Everyone is invited to RSVP to join the Mayor, City Council, distinguished guests, neighbors, and friends in the celebration. Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, tours around the facility will be held.

Construction of the facility commenced in August 2016. It is the city’s largest infrastructure project to date. Seventy million gallons of recycled water will be treated by this new facility each year and will be available for the city to repurpose. The facility will help to protect the natural habitats of Malibu, as well as take visitor serving properties off of the city’s septic systems and direct it instead to the centralized treatment facility.

The Malibu Civic Center Water Treatment Facility (CCWTF) Project developed the new central treatment facility to treat, reuse, and/or get rid of wastewater that flows from the many properties in the Civic Center. The project comes as a result of the regulatory actions taken on part of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the State Water Resources Control Board. Both groups took action to prohibit the flow of wastewater from onsite wastewater discharge systems (OWDS) in the Civic Center area, as well as ban new OWDS through the implementation of a phased schedule.

Currently, the proposed Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates are being structured to create a fair and equal method of generating revenue to maintain the wastewater and recycled water systems. Once wastewater and recycled water services are provided to the customer, the rates will be charged to the individual using the services.