Be a Sewer Steward


Being a Good Sewer Steward
Learn how to protect our sewers and the environment

This section provides information on how we can all become better sewer stewards to safeguard the sewer system and the environment.


Stop the Clog!
Think that can go down the drain? Think again.

Remember that bacon grease you poured down the drain this morning? Or last night’s oily melted cheese you tossed in the sink? Sure, it seemed harmless. But fats, oils, and grease (FOG) create a huge problem for sewer pipes. In fact, FOG combined with roots in the sewer system can create massive clogs that cause more than half our sewer backups and overflows! This can result in costly repairs and environmental impacts.

What should you do? It’s easy:

Keep reading to learn what else you can do to help Stop the Clog!


Customer Sewer Maintenance Tips
Help keep your sewer flowing!

Here are a few important tips you can follow to help keep the sewer system flowing freely:

Fats, Oils & Grease

One of the most important things you can do to keep your sewer pipes clear is to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) by following these easy steps:


No Wipes in the Pipes
Help us wipe out a costly and messy sewer problem!

THE PROBLEM: Wipes, rags, paper towels, and materials are being flushed into the sewer system, causing serious problems for SASD’s equipment and maintenance crews.

THE SOLUTION: Flush only toilet paper and human waste—nothing else! If you use wipes, trash ‘em, don’t flush ‘em!


Outreach Events
Connecting with Customers

Each year, SASD participates in community events throughout our service area. We want to connect with the customers and communities we serve.

We hope to see you at one of this year’s scheduled events! Just click on the links below for more details.


Help Protect Our Local Creeks
Clean creeks are vital to our community!

Protecting our local creeks and waterways is important for the environment. Clean creeks are vital to a safe stormwater drainage system, and healthy creeks contribute to a safe drinking water supply.

SASD takes great pride in its environmental stewardship. For the past few years, SASD has partnered with the Sacramento Area Creeks Council (SACC) to educate residents about the sewer system and help protect local creeks.


Sewer System Management Plan

This section provides information on our Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), including details about compliance with state rules and how to comment on the SSMP.

View the SSMP: SASD Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)

Compliance Summary

SASD is required to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-0003, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) for Sanitary Sewer Systems. The purpose of the Order is to require agencies to prepare a plan and schedule for measures to be implemented to reduce Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), as well as measures to effectively clean-up and report SSOs.

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Sewer Problems?
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Our Service Commitment

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Improvement Projects

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Stop the Clog

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Monthly Rates

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Developer Resources

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Board of Directors

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Site Map

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Site Issues & Accessibility

SASD is committed to to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. If you are having trouble accessing information on this site, or if you would like to bring a site issue to our attention, please send us a message.

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