When people think of Morro Bay, they think of the beautiful waterfront community with striking sunsets over Morro Rock and the harbor. But many are beginning to see Morro Bay in a different light that is very unsettling and disturbing.
The Morro Bay-Cayucos wastewater project has become a significant source of controversy for several reasons. As we previously documented in The ROCK, there is undeniable evidence that the current incarnation of the sewer system is discharging untreated wastewater around Morro Bay. After years of delays, the City of Morro Bay decided to proceed with an “upgrade” to the system with a controversial contractor and severe environmental concerns and impacts (as indicated in the March 11 California Coastal Commission staff report that analyzes the project).