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Installation of a new water main in Nipomo.

Five SLO County Agencies Awarded Grant Funding for Water Projects

Author: Public Works
Date: 5/23/2023 10:13 AM

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – The San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (Flood Control District) and four other agencies were awarded a total of $3.8 million from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) Program on May 17.

 Below are the projects awarded and their grant total:

 Project Name

 Project Sponsor

 Grant Award

Central Coast Blue, Phase 1

 City of Pismo Beach


Water Reclamation Facility, Indirect Potable Reuse Component

 City of Morro Bay


Water Resource Reliability Program Projects

 Oceano CSD


Master Water Report Update

 Flood Control District


Water Reliability Project – Water Main  Replacement

 San Miguel CSD


Grant Administration

 Flood Control District





This is the 10th IRWM Grant award for the San Luis Obispo County region since 2008. Through this program, the region has been awarded more than $32 million for 43 different water-related projects and plans benefiting 16 unique communities and the entire county. 

  • $29 Million directly supported reimbursement of 18 construction projects, including water, wastewater, and recycled water facilities.
  • Nine projects created a secondary or drought-resilient potable supply source. Prior to these projects, six of these communities had a single source of water supply.

A complete list of local projects, grant awards and receiving agency/organization is attached here. This award concludes the Proposition 1 IRWM Implementation Grant Program. Future opportunities to pursue grants through the IRWM program will depend on State funding actions.

The entire list of funded projects across the State can be accessed here:



Projects previously funded under Proposition 1 in SLO County