It’s official: the City of Malibu finally has its own public sewer system. More than two years after construction began in 2016, the first phase of the Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility is nearly complete. Though the actual facility began operation in April, the City of Malibu will be holding an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.
Malibu City Council will be in attendance at the event. Following the ribbon cutting, attendees will be able to take a tour of the facility.
“The plant employs the most advanced water treatment technologies available to produce millions of gallons of clean, recycled water that will be used to irrigate parks and landscaping in the Civic Center,” information shared by the city stated.
As previously reported by The Malibu Times, the facility is the most expensive infrastructure project in city history, coming in at $47 million. Per Acting Public Works Director Rob DuBoux, the Malibu Colony Plaza, City Hall, Malibu Lumber Yard and Malibu Village are currently connected to the system.
Work will now begin on Phase II, which includes connecting mostly residential buildings to the wastewater facility; an updated cost for this phase has not yet been made available.
To RSVP for the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The facility address is 24000 Civic Center Way.