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New Water Treatment Facility Helps Malibu Combat Climate Change

Parul Dubey on October 4, 2018 - in Wastewater, Water

(Malibu, CA) — The City of Malibu will cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of its new state-of-the-art water treatment facility on Friday, October 5 at 11:00 AM. The largest infrastructure project in the City’s history, the Civic Center Water Treatment Facility will replace outdated septic systems, enhancing the iconic area to provide a new level of sustainable water management. With advanced technology and engineering practices, the facility will capture and treat nearly 200,000 gallons of wastewater generated daily and clean and purify the water for irrigation purposes. As drought becomes the new normal in California, the facility supports local efforts to combat climate change by reducing the use of high-quality drinking water to keep our public spaces green. At full capacity, the water treatment facility will save the Malibu community 70 million gallons of much-needed drinking water annually.


California State Senator Henry Stern

California Assemblymember Richard Bloom

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl  

Malibu City Mayor Rick Mullen

Malibu City Mayor Pro Tem Jefferson Wagner

Malibu City Councilmember Lou La Monte

Malibu City Councilmember Laura Rosenthal

Madelyn Glickfeld, Regional Water Quality Control Board and Assistant Director of the UCLA Institute of the

Environment and Sustainability

Leslie Laudon, Deputy Director, State Water Resources Control Board

Distinguished guests, neighbors, and friends


WHAT: A celebration of Malibu’s commitment to smart, environmentally sound water management practices at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Civic Center Water Treatment Facility. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the facility, with staff available to explain major features and innovative use of the latest technology. 


Paid for by core Civic Center businesses, the new $60 million facility represents a responsible approach to managing our most precious resource: water. The millions of gallons of clean, recycled water generated by the facility will irrigate some of our most popular community gathering areas and public spaces, including Legacy Park, Bluffs Park and City Hall.


WHEN: Friday, October 5 at 11:00 AM 


WHERE: 24000 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265

Parking will be available at Webster Elementary School at Winter Canyon Road and Civic Center Way.



Malibu Mayor Rick Mullen: “For decades, the City of Malibu, its businesses and residents have been trailblazers and respected leaders committed to protecting our natural resources and promoting responsible environmental programs. The new water treatment facility furthers our commitment to smart, environmentally sound water management practices while combatting the realities of climate change.”  


State Senator Henry Stern: “This advanced water treatment facility puts Malibu at the forefront of water recycling to address climate change and drought. As someone who grew up in Malibu, I couldn’t be prouder of the city’s environmental leadership.”


Assemblymember Richard Bloom: “Malibu may be a small city, but when it comes to environmental stewardship, it stands tall. The city has consistently been a leader on issues ranging from plastic pollution to water quality. It comes as no surprise that it would apply that same spirit of environmental leadership in opening this new state-of-the-art water recycling facility, which will benefit the environment and the Malibu community.”


Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl: “Every drop of water is precious to L.A. County. Malibu’s new state-of-the-art water treatment facility will move us closer to a sustainable future by recycling treated wastewater and using it to keep our public spaces green.”


For more information about the event, email [email protected].


To learn more about the new facility and the City of Malibu’s continued commitment to environmental sustainability, including photos and videos, please visit www.MalibuCity.org/CCWTF.

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