Regional Water Board Praises Malibu On Sewer Plans

Written by on April 12, 2019

Residents in the Malibu civic center area appear to have resisted sticker shock … over what they we’ll have to pay to hook up their homes to the city’s sewer system.

That’s the news delivered by Malibu city manager Reva Feldman to the state water board yesterday.

The city is hiring an engineer who will figure out exactly how much each house will have to pay … based on how much benefit each property will get … from the mandatory sewer.

Of course, residents have to vote in favor of an asessment dist

At the regional water board meeting yesterday in Culver City … Feldman told the board residents appear largely receptive.

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“Contrary to some of the concerns that I’ve heard before from some of our residents, I acruallty heard people say that is not as scary as we thought.’

“So that gave me great hope that there will be a positive welcome to the project from our residents.”

The water board has ordered homes in the Serra Estates … Malibu colony … and civic center condo areas to stop using their septic tanks by the end of 2024.

That’s why Phase 2 of the sewer is being proposed by the city.

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“Phase 2 is 445 properties, the majority are single family homes, we are estimating the cost just under 50 million dollars.”

Feldman told the water board members that phase 1 of the sewer … which serves the civic center commercial buildings  …. Is working.

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“I think people have been very pleasantly surprised by how Phase 1 is working, and things that we’ve had issues with forever in our community, in terms of the smell of sewage and septic systems in the commercial area has certainly been resolved and gone away.”

And after 20 years of fighting with Malibu … water board members said they welcomed this news.

Madeline Glick field:

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“So when I first started on the board, the word ‘Malibu’ — everybody was like ‘oh no not you know dah dah dah.’

“But now I can really look forward to the reports, the collaboration, the partnership that you have established with your city leadership, the relationship that you have established with the water board.”

News also came yesterday that the new sewage treatment plant has won an award from a group of engineers


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