Dollars from Heaven: City of Oxnard Receives $9.5M from California Budget

Oxnard Wastewater Treatment Plant

(Oxnard, Ca) After the approval by the California legislature and signature by the Governor, California’s state budget was approved and included $9.5M in emergency funds for Oxnard’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (OWTP).

According to a 2017 Capital Improvements report, 40% of the facility was in poor or very poor condition, and 72% of the facility was at a moderate, high, or very high risk of experiencing failure. The report outlined 10 year objectives with certain Year 1-2 objectives to include eliminating urgent health and safety concerns at the plant.

About Oxnard Wastewater Treatment Plant

As a full service city, Oxnard serves over 200,000 residents. The Oxnard Wastewater Treatment Plant services the City of Port Hueneme, the Port Hueneme military base, El Rio, Nyeland Acres, the Channel Islands community services district, and residents in Las Posas.

Oxnard’s sewer system includes 407 miles of gravity sewers, 23 miles of pressurized mains, and 15 wastewater lift stations. OWTP is authorized to treat 32 million gallons of wastewater per day.

In the preliminary treatments realm of the Capital Improvement plan, OWTP needs nearly $8.5M. In the Primary Treatment realm, OWTP needs an additional $8.5M. In the secondary treatment realm, it is estimated that OWTP will need over $132M over the next 10 years. Biosolids Treatment improvements are estimated at over $42M over the next 10 years. Pumping, Equalization, and discharge are estimated at over $11M over the next 5 years. Electrical and Process Control System improvements are estimated at over $46M over the next 10 years.

For more detailed information on the Capital Improvement Project for OWTP, Click Here.

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