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 is currently evaluating the applications and will present the information to City Council on September 9. The Council will make the determination whether to add the properties into Phase 2

Project Status

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.

A Request for Proposals will be issued at a later date for services to develop an Assessment District for Phase Two.

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