The Highlands Sewer Relief Project will upgrade critical sewer
facilities—including sewer pipes and pump stations—in part of the
Sacramento Area Sewer District’s (SASD’s) northwest service area.
The work will occur in North Highlands in a residential area
bordered by Watt Avenue, Elkhorn Boulevard, and Roseville
Why is it necessary?
Sewer system upgrades are needed to improve performance and
increase capacity in your area. The Highlands Sewer Relief
Project will ensure our sewer facilities are meeting customers’
needs, and once complete, the project will ensure continued
reliable sewer service for many years.
What does the project involve?
The Highlands Sewer Relief Project has two phases.
During Phase 1, new sewer pipes and manholes will be
installed. Some will also be upgraded. To do this, SASD’s
contractors will be cutting into the road, then using heavy
equipment to dig down and replace or install sewer pipes and
manholes (see map for work area). Roads in these work areas will
be restored or repaired per Sacramento County standards.
During Phase 2, one pump station will be decommissioned, and
one will be upgraded. This construction work will mostly be
isolated in and around the two pump station areas.
When will the work occur?
Most work will take place Monday through Friday during normal
business hours, although limited weekend or night work may be
necessary to complete critical tasks. The first phase of the
project is expected to begin in late summer and be complete in
late 2022. The second phase is expected to begin in late fall
2021 and be complete in mid-2023. Work on the two phases will
overlap at times, with crews working in different areas at the
What should I expect during construction?
During the Highlands Sewer Relief Project, we are committed to
maintaining uninterrupted sewer service to our customers. SASD
and its contractors will take all reasonable measures to minimize
construction impacts, including traffic slowdowns, parking
restrictions, detours, and lane or road closures in work zones.
Please be assured we will also work to limit construction noise,
dust, odor, and other typical construction impacts. However, some
of these impacts are unavoidable, and we greatly appreciate the
community’s patience as we work to complete this important
During the initial work, you will see crews, trucks, and
equipment on neighborhood streets where new sewer facilities are
being installed or improvements are being made (see map).
We will coordinate with any property owners when work is
occurring directly in front of their properties.
Customer’s mail delivery and garbage, green waste, and recycling
pickup and will not be interrupted. When necessary, crews will
assist in placing bins to make them accessible for weekly pickup.
How will SASD keep the community safe?
SASD and its contractors will take all necessary precautions to
keep the community safe during construction. We ask residents to
be careful around work zones and keep children away from any
active work and heavy equipment. Signage, traffic controls,
barriers, and other safety measures will be used to alert and
protect drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
Questions or Concerns? Call us at (916) 876-SASD