Phase Two

Project Overview

The Civic Center Water Treatment Facility (CCWTF) is a centralized wastewater and recycled water treatment facility that treats wastewater from properties in the Malibu Civic Center area and then provides recycled water to those properties. Phase One of this project was completed in October 2018. CCWTF Phase Two consists of expanding the facility from 190,000 gallons per day to 350,000 gallons per day. This expansion is to include those properties identified in the Phase Two prohibition zone, including: 

  • 247 single family homes 
  • 191 condominiums 
  • 7 other properties 

Also included in this phase of the project is the collection system and pump stations. 

On May 13, 2019, in response to requests from property owners not included in either Phase Two or Phase Three boundaries, the City Council authorized an application process for such properties to participate in Phase Two. The deadline to submit an application to the City was June 30, 2019. Staff presented the information to the City Council on September 9, 2019. The Council will make the determination whether to add the properties into Phase Two.


The City's consultant presented an update on the current design for CCWTF Phase 2 during a City-hosted livestream meeting on May 27, 2021. View the meeting on YouTube.

CDP & EIR Addendum

On February 1, 2021, the Planning Commission approved a Coastal Development Permit (CDP), Variance, and Addendum No. 1 to the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Phase Two of the CCWTF Project. The CDP allows for the expansion of the CCWTF to Phase Two of the Prohibition Area, including portions of the Civic Center, Malibu Colony, and Serra Retreat communities. Project components include:

  • Improvements to the treatment plant site, including the location of a temporary construction trailer
  • New and modified collection and distribution pipelines
  • Pump stations and other above- and below-ground equipment
  • Related facilities. 
  • The propose variance allows Pump Stations 1 and 3 to be located within 100 feet of a stream/riparian environmentally sensitive habitat area (ESHA). Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), an environmental addendum to the 2015 CCWTF Final EIR was also approved for the Phase Two Project. The Addendum included an analysis of all the environmental issues addressed in the 2015 Final EIR and concludes the project will not create any new significant impacts or increase the severity of any impacts.

    Engineering and Design 

    On April 18, 2019, the City issued a Request for Qualifications/ Proposals (RFQ/P) for engineering design services for Phase Two. Criteria reviewed during the selection process included an ability to provide stakeholder engagement, and solutions to address collection, distribution, and treatment expansion challenges with innovative, practical, and cost-effective design strategies. At its Regular meeting on August 12, 2019, the City Council authorized a contract with Woodard and Curran for engineering design services.


    Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022 with completion projected for November 2024.

    Phase Two Financing

    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.

    This funding agreement will allow the City to stay on the necessary timeline to meet the mandated completion date of November 24, 2024.

    The Council approved an agreement with 30 Three Sixty Public Finance, Inc. for services to develop an Assessment District for Phase Two. The Consultant began work in November 2020 and presented an update to the community at a virtual meeting held on January 26, 2021.

    Preliminary Estimated ASSESSMENTS

    Malibu Colony 

    CategoryPreliminary Estimated Assessment*Preliminary Estimated Annual Installment*
    1 Bedroom$47,482$2,596
    2 Bedrooms$71,222$3,894
    3 Bedrooms$94,963$5,192
    4 Bedrooms$118,703$6,490
    5 Bedrooms$142,444$7,788
    6 Bedrooms$166,184$9,085
    7 Bedrooms$189,925$10,383
    8 Bedrooms$213,665$11,681

    *Preliminary, subject to change.

    Civic Center area Condominiums

    CategoryPreliminary Estimated Assessment*Preliminary Estimated Annual Installment*
    1 Bedroom$20,631$1,128
    2 Bedrooms$30,946$1,692
    3 Bedrooms$41,261$2,256
    4 Bedrooms$51,576$2,820
    5 BedroomsN/AN/A
    6 BedroomsN/AN/A
    7 BedroomsN/AN/A
    8 BedroomsN/AN/A

     *Preliminary, subject to change.

    Serra Canyon S/W Assessments

    CategoryPreliminary Estimated Assessments*Preliminary Estimated Annual Installment*
    1 BedroomN/AN/A
    2 BedroomsN/AN/A
    3 BedroomsN/AN/A
    4 Bedrooms$267,568$14,628
    5 BedroomsN/AN/A
    6 BedroomsN/AN/A
    7 Bedrooms$428,109$23,404
    8 BedroomsN/AN/A

    *Preliminary, subject to change.

    Serra Canyon N/E Assessments

    CategoryPreliminary Estimated Assessment*Preliminary Estimated Annual Installment
    1 Bedroom$101,811$5,566
    2 Bedrooms$152,717$8,349
    3 Bedrooms$203,622$11,132
    4 Bedrooms$254,527$13,915
    5 Bedrooms$305,433$16,698
    6 Bedrooms$356,338$19,481
    7 Bedrooms$407,244$22,264
    8 Bedrooms$458,149$25,047

    *Preliminary, submit to change.