The Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) Project is nearing construction! Click here for recent updates.

Why the WRRF Project?

The WRRF Project will enhance water quality in San Luis Obispo Creek and advance Major City Goals of Housing, Fiscal Sustainability & Responsibility, Climate Action, and Sustainable Transportation. The project integrates the latest in advanced treatment technology — improving overall operations, reducing the need for chemicals in the treatment process, optimizing energy use, and reducing odor and noise impacts to neighbors. As a result of this upgrade at the WRRF, San Luis Obispo Creek will be healthier, and the City will have greater water reliability and flexibility in meeting the needs of our businesses and growing community.

Completion by 2023

Over the last decade, the City has worked toward this important milestone we are celebrating today – start of the WRRF Project construction. City Council is scheduled to award the construction contract on July 16th and we are breaking ground in early Fall 2019. The new membrane bioreactor (MBR) and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems are scheduled to be in service by December 2021, with project completion estimated for Summer 2023.

WRRF Project Savings and Investment in the Community

The WRRF Project is an investment with significant value and lasting results for our community. The City has been successful in securing low interest loans from the State and grants to offset the cost of construction. Additionally, the City has entered into a Community Workforce Agreement with the local building trades to increase participation in the project by local construction craft workers. There is much to celebrate in the ways the City is saving and reinvesting in the community.

All Water Has Value - Delivering Our One Water Commitment

Engaging community in learning about our water
Transforming water quality and supply opportunities for the future
Sustaining practices that reduce community impact and improve operations