Why was the site for Central Coast Blue Advanced Water Purification Facility selected in Grover Beach?

Over 30 possible sites in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Oceano were identified as possibilities for a treatment facility. The site in Grover Beach was selected for several reasons. Firstly, the treated wastewater effluent from Pismo Beach runs in a pipe along the Highway, so locating the facility nearby minimizes costs for piping and pumping. Secondly, this vacant industrial property in Grover Beach was available for purchase at a relatively low price compared to other properties. Thirdly, this property is close to the proposed injection wells in Grover Beach and Oceano, which are located in this area to create a seawater intrusion barrier to protect the groundwater basin. This proximity minimized costs by requiring less piping than locations further out. Lastly, if Phase 2 of the project is constructed involving wastewater from the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District, this location is more suitable for these potential future flows.  

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1. What is the Central Coast Blue project?
2. Who is participating in the Central Coast Blue project?
3. How will the project provide water sustainability?
4. What is the current scope of the project?
5. What is the project timeline?
6. How much will the project cost? How will it be funded?
7. Why has the cost increased since the original project cost estimate?
8. How much additional water will Grover Beach receive?
9. Will the project require rehabilitation of newly improved residential streets in Grover Beach?
10. Why isn’t the City considering using the SSLOCSD plant as an alternative to this project?
11. Where can I learn more about the project?
12. How is Measure K-14 funding separate from the proposed rate study?
13. Why was the site for Central Coast Blue Advanced Water Purification Facility selected in Grover Beach?
14. Who owns the land for Central Coast Blue facility properties?
15. Were there specific requirements regarding the economic status of the community in which the Central Coast Blue facility had to be situated to qualify for grant funding?
16. When does the City expect to have Coastal Development Permit approval for all development within the Coastal zone areas in Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and Oceano?
17. Are other alternative water supplies feasible in creating the same level of benefits for Grover Beach residents?
18. How does the Oceano Community Services District factor into the Central Coast Blue Project?
19. What would Phase 2 of Central Coast Blue cost?
20. What is the cost per acre-foot of water created?