SLO County to pick up 1/4 cost of sewer line near the California Men’s Colony

The county will pay roughly one-quarter of the cost of repairing a wastewater line on Cuesta Road near the California Men’s Colony.

The cost to the county will be $302,500 split between its parks and golf funds.

Cuesta College and the county Office of Education will pick up the remainder. The total cost is $1.21 million.

In February of 2005, the state ordered sewer system improvements, cleanup and other fixes of the sewer line, which runs along Cuesta Road between Highway 1 and the prison’s wastewater treatment plant.

The state said the local agencies must prevent sewer leakage.

The line serves the wastewater needs for Dairy Creek Golf Course and El Chorro Regional Park, according to a staff report by Janette Pell, county General Services director.

“The repair of this line and its support of park facilities remain of great importance to county park and golf patrons,” Pell wrote.

If the county were not to join the cost-sharing agreement, Pell wrote, county park facilities sewer lines would not be allowed to connect to the new wastewater line, and county parks would not have “a feasible alternative to continue services” for residents who use El Chorro and Dairy Creek.