Unfortunately for citizens of Morro Bay the local government authority wants to build a sewage plant near the popular surf and beach spot of Morro Rock…The good news is the Coastal Commission has provided an alternative which is to move the treatment plant off the beach and re-build it into a water recycling facility that will actually help provide financial returns to the city.
Morro Bay residents, including our important farming community, support the preferred alternative recommended by the Coastal Commission staff – that is, to move the treatment plant off the beach and re-build it into a water recycling facility that will provide long-term financial returns to the City. We can conserve our limited freshwater supplies, start adapting to inevitable sea level rise and threats to coastal infrastructure, as well as eliminate a source of pollution in our ocean – so this is a “win/win/win” proposal. Simply replacing an outdated facility in the wrong place is money down the drain – literally and figuratively.
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