At the January 10, 2013 California Coastal Commission (CCC) meeting, the CCC voted to deny the Coastal Development Permit (CDP) for construction of an upgraded wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) at its existing location. In summary, the basis for denial included: Local Coastal Plan - Zoning inconsistency, failure to avoid coastal hazards, failure to include a sizable reclaimed water component and the project is located within an LCP-designated sensitive view area.
Project Planning is underway for the NEW Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) and is based on the community values that have been discussed by City Council when they adopted the Options report in December 2013. The City in conjunction with its technical consultants have developed a 5-year implementation schedule for the WRF. This schedule charts a path of site selection and other important community decisions that are needed to see the WRF project move forward with success.
This Technical Memorandum linked below identifies the major cost items, including planning, engineering, construction, and major permitting steps required to meet the City's 5-year schedule. The City Council will be reviewing this memorandum at its May 13, 2014 meeting.
WRF PROJECT STATUS
The City has embarked on a process for a WRF. Below is a review of dates and accomplishments on the WRF facility project.
At the April 30, 2015 CMB/CSD Joint Powers Agreement meeting, the Cayucos Sanitary District presented its resolution to the City that declares their intent to independently pursue alternatives for wastewater treatment and water reclamation.
At the same meeting, the City Council moved to continue working toward a regional facility that would serve both communities and left the door open for the CSD to join together with the City for their mutual benefit.
On March 19, 2015 a Request for Proposal/Qualifications
was issued for the development of a Facilities Master Plan. Proposals are due by May 12, 2015 no later than 3:00 PM.