Trinidad Harbor Public Restroom and Wastewater Treatment Facility

  • Water Resources
Trinidad Harbor Public Restroom and Wastewater Treatment Facility

Client:  Trinidad Rancheria
Funding Source: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Project Location: Eureka, CA

Perched atop a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Trinidad’s lone link to the Pacific Ocean is the Trinidad Harbor located at Trinidad Head, owned and operated by the Trinidad Rancheria.  Prolonged intense use of the harbor and seaside eatery, the Seascape Restaurant, by local fisherman, tourists, recreationists, and beach goers triggered the need for new public facilities.  It became apparent early in the design process that the sewage treatment system serving the harbor and restaurant had failed beyond repair.  Adding to the urgency for new facilities, California’s State Water Resources Control Board designated the harbor area as an Area of Special Biological Significance (ASBS).

Pacific Affiliates was awarded the task of replacing the sewage treatment system and designing a public restroom facility while meeting the demands of an ASBS, the California Coastal Commission, County and City agencies, the citizens of Trinidad and the ancestors of the Native Americans who long ago called Trinidad home.  What resulted was a large public restroom facility centrally located between the beaches and harbor facilities, a custom sewage treatment and disposal system, additional employee parking and a retaining wall with a rock facade to clean up the appearance of a vegetated slope. 

Tasks Performed:

  • Topographical surveys
  • Development of design options
  • Complete site and building plans
  • Structural engineering
  • Sewage disposal system design
  • Project specifications and bid documents
  • Construction bid assistance
  • Complete permitting
  • Construction support and inspection
  • Contract administration
  • Trinidad Harbor Public Restroom and Wastewater Treatment Facility