Be a Sewer Steward
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!
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!
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.
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)
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.
Much like Sacramento’s two rivers, which join together in a “confluence” to create something even bigger, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) and the Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) developed the Confluence Regional Partnership Program to bring together ideas and efforts that advance environmental, educational, and economic vitality in the Sacramento region. Through this program, funding may be available to projects that help the community and advance Regional San’s and SASD’s missions, visions, values, goals and objectives.