The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) is a sewer utility providing service to 1.2 million people in the Sacramento region, including the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County; the cities of Citrus Heights, Rancho Cordova, and Elk Grove; as well as portions of the cities of Folsom and Sacramento. We serve residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
SASD’s sewer system is a vast and complex set of pipes that interconnect in a web-like pattern underground. Sewage from our customers’ homes and businesses enters our system through lower laterals—small pipes connecting the property owner’s plumbing to our sewer main line. Once in the main line, sewage flows into a system of larger pipes called trunk lines. Our trunk lines connect to the Regional San’s system, which conveys the sewage to the wastewater treatment plant near Elk Grove.
SASD’s mission is to protect public health and the environment by efficiently and effectively collecting sewage for our community, while maintaining our vision of setting the bar for essential sewage collection services. Learn more about how we measure our progress in serving our customers, meeting their expectations, and fulfilling our mission and vision.
In order to gauge our performance compared to other agencies that are similar in size and structure, SASD launched a statewide benchmarking effort in 2011 called the California Alliance for Sewer System Excellence (CASSE).
This alliance of 24 sewer collection system agencies throughout the state is set to transform collection system performance in California. Some of CASSE’s key goals are to provide a mechanism to share useful documents, develop contact lists of subject matter experts, help share and optimize business processes, ands produce and promote best practices.
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