Civic Center Water Treatment Facility

The Malibu Civic Center Water Treatment Facility (CCWTF), located at 24000 Civic Center Way, is a centralized treatment facility that will treat, reuse, and/or dispose of wastewater flows from properties in the Malibu Civic Center area.

The project was to be developed in in three phases. Phase One encompassed the construction of the treatment plant and the collection and distribution systems to nearby parcels. The treatment plant was designed and constructed with the ability to expand for Phases Two and Three.

The CCWTF was developed 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.

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.