“The Coastal Commission decision is vital for a drought-resistant and sustainable water future for Morro Bay and allows us to move forward to secure funding that will help reduce costs for our community,” said Morro Bay Mayor John Headding. Morro Bay’s Water Reclamation Facility project will be the city’s largest-ever infrastructure project.

The new Water Reclamation Facility Project has been in development since 2013 as the city staffers analyzed options for relocating the existing wastewater treatment facility. But Morro Bay residents have lobbied for years on both sides of the effort to build a new sewer facility.  Project opponents decried the project’s location and cost as well as an expedited planning process by the county’s board of supervisors.

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