Cayucos and Morro Bay agree to joint sewage treatment plant
December 13, 2014
The Cayucos Sanitary District Board voted Thursday to join Morro Bay in building a jointly operated sewage plant at a location near Highway 41.
Under a joint powers agreement, the boards chose the 187-acre Rancho Colina property, situated in Morro Valley agricultural land near Morro Creek as its desired location for the new plant. Capital costs for moving the plant to the Rancho Colina location are estimated at $75 million.
Last year, the California Coastal Commission rejected the Morro Bay’s initial plan to rebuild its current sewage plant.
Morro Bay has a 60 percent ownership and the Cayucos Sanitary District has a 40 percent split of the current plant located near the ocean on Atascadero Road in Morro Bay. The specifics of the new sanitation plant agreement have not yet been determined.