Capitola Pump Station

Capitola Pump Station


The aging Capitola Pump Station between Capitola Avenue and Earnscliff Avenue in Fair Oaks is undergoing a major upgrade in 2021. This project is necessary to ensure continued reliable sewer service for the community. Contractors are replacing all components in the pump station, as well as installing a new wet well and valve vault. The project also includes replacing the headwall in the culvert under the pump station, installing a new curb and guardrail along the driveway, building a new retaining wall, and paving new asphalt. 

Project Updates

Click to view current PROJECT UPDATES, which will be posted as work progresses.


Work hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Project construction began in March and is expected to be complete by fall 2021.

What to Expect During Construction

SASD is committed to providing uninterrupted sewer service during this project. Residents will be able to continue to use water and flush toilets, as usual. Street access to residents’ homes will be maintained at all times. Crews will do their best to minimize typical construction-related impacts, such as dust, noise, vibration, and odor. When project staff and contractors access the site, residents may see vehicles or trucks coming and going.

Keeping Residents Informed

SASD is committed to ensuring residents are kept fully informed during construction. We will communicate through a variety of methods, including in person and via doorhanger notifications, mailers, and project website updates.

Safety First

Public safety is our top priority during construction. Please use caution near the work area and on local streets. While most construction activities will occur at the project site, construction equipment will also be present on local streets. Temporary traffic controls may be necessary during equipment delivery or when vehicles are accessing the site.


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Your patience is appreciated as we work to finish this essential project as quickly and safely as possible.


Capitola Pump Station Project Updates

Project Update – Construction in Final Phase (posted August 30, 2021)

The project is now in its final phase of work. Over the past several weeks, the contractor has installed the electrical and piping connections for the wet well and valve vault. Upcoming work includes drainage structures installation, retaining wall finish, and access road paving. SASD and the contractor will soon be doing performance testing on the station in anticipation of October completion.

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