All About SASD
SASD’s sewer system is a vast and complex set of pipes—measuring 4,600 miles—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.
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.