The aging Capitola Pump Station located between Capitola Avenue
and Earnscliff Avenue in Fair Oaks is in need of
replacement. As one of 106 pump stations that SASD owns and
operates, the aging facility is in need of replacement. This
project will replace all components in the pump station and
install a new wet well and valve vault. The project will
also include replacing the headwall in the culvert under the
station, installing a new curb and guardrail along the driveway,
building a new retaining wall, and paving new asphalt. When
complete, the new pump station will allow SASD to continue to
provide reliable sewer service to the community for decades to
The project is anticipated to take about two years to design and
construct. Initial site investigations and design of the new
facilities will take most of the rest of 2019, after which
construction will begin in early 2020.
Our project engineers and design consultants are
accessing the site and its immediate surroundings to conduct
a topographic survey, geotechnical analysis, and field
investigations. These ongoing activities will provide the
information we need to design the new pump station.
When our team accesses the site during this initial phase, there
should only be minimal noise or disruption, as we will primarily
be performing surveys and measurements. Residents may see smaller
vehicles or trucks and a few people with safety vests coming and
going. Before construction begins, we will update residents on
what to expect while the new pump station is being built.
No Interruption in Sewer Service
Sewer service interruptions are not expected during this project.
Residents will be able to continue to use water and flush
toilets, as usual.
Keeping Residents Informed
SASD is committed to ensuring residents are kept fully informed
prior to and during construction. We will communicate through a
variety of methods, including in person and via doorhanger
notifications, mailers, and project website updates.
For more information, please call SASD Project Manager Hilary
Masters at 916-876-6326 or Project Engineer Enrique Sandoval at