Nipomo Community Services District breaks ground on major project

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for the Nipomo Community Services District’s largest project in its nearly 50-year history.

The event marked the start of a $13 million project to upgrade the district’s Southland Wastewater Treatment Facility, located south of the intersection of South Frontage Road and Southland Street.

The project will significantly improve the plant’s treatment capability and quality of the treated effluent, according to district officials.

The district solicited bids for the project and in June awarded a $10.2 million construction contract to Cushman Contracting Corp. of Goleta. The project is estimated to cost $13 million total.

Construction should take about two years and district officials hope to have the improvements online by summer 2014, said district General Manager Michael LeBrun.

For more information about the project, go to ncsd.ca.gov, select “News & Info,” and then choose “Southland Wastewater treatment Facility.”