How much will the project cost? How will it be funded?

The currently estimated cost of the project, including program costs from March 2022 through completion of construction (design, construction, implementation, and project contingency) is $93 million. It is anticipated that State and Federal grants will be used for 50% of that total cost. The remaining cost is anticipated to be funded with low-interest Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans totaling $47 million. The City of Grover Beach is responsible for 36% of the costs under the Cost Sharing Agreement approved by each City Council. If half of the City’s costs are covered by grant funding, as expected, the City’s share of funding will be $16.7 million, which will be funded with the WIFIA loan to be repaid by water rates. The projected cost does not include the cost of the land for the AWPF in Grover Beach which was purchased previously.

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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?