The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) and Sacramento Area Sewer District (SacSewer) are pleased to announce the legal merger of the two districts into one. The merger will not change any of the sewage services we provide—we’ll simply become one single service provider for our customers.
To this point, SacSewer and Regional San have been separate legal entities being governed by different Boards of Directors. Moving forward, policy decisions will be made under one Board of Directors with a shared mission and vision, thereby streamlining and broadening policy and leadership decision-making. The merger will also create unity among our workforce and organizational culture, as well as enhance our ability to recruit and retain the highest quality employees.
Staff have been working closely with our Boards of Directors, local government agencies, commissions, and the legislature to complete the merger process. The merger has been approved by the necessary parties and will go into effect on January 1, 2024. Starting then, we will operate as a consolidated sewer utility called the Sacramento Area Sewer District, or SacSewer for short.
What this means for customers:
- There will be no change to customers’ service, and customers will not need to do anything different. SacSewer will continue providing reliable, cost-effective sewage service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Customers will have one single sewer service provider in SacSewer and Regional San service areas, offering better clarity for our customers and allowing us to operate more efficiently.
- Monthly rates will not change as a result of legally merging the two districts. Customers may notice updated descriptions on their bills to differentiate between “sewage collection” and “sewage treatment and resource recovery” services.
- After January 1, 2024, a consolidated website at sacsewer.com will include service information for our customers, and our social media outreach platforms will be combined.
What’s not changing is our unwavering focus on our core mission—to protect public health and the environment by collecting, treating, and recovering resources from sewage. We also remain fully committed to proactive environmental stewardship.
Legally merging the two districts will allow us to provide our customers with the most efficient and effective sewage collection, treatment, and resource recovery services. In the years to come, we look forward to continuing to provide the same excellent service our customers have come to expect.
If you have questions on the merger, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.