How Do We Measure Up?
Service Levels Report Card
To provide the best overall service to you, our performance is graded annually so we may make necessary adjustments to resources, equipment, and processes to maintain balance amount our service levels.
This report card provides an overview of our established service levels and demonstrates that we met or exceeded seven of seven targets in 2022.
- Target Met
- Target Missed
|Service Level||2022 Target||2022 Performance|
|Service Call Response Time||95%||99%|
|Service Restoration Time||90%||97%|
|Development Submittal Review Time||90%||96%|
|Main Line Overflow Rate||0.45 sewer overflows
per 100 miles
|Lower Lateral Overflow Rate||7.3 sewer overflows
per 100 miles
|Backups Into Structures Rate||0.64 BIS events per 10,000 connections||0.43|
Service Call Response Time
Measures the percentage of on-time arrivals to a customer service request call.
SacSewer staff will arrive onsite within two hours of a customer service request call for 95% of all service calls occurring within any calendar month.
Service Restoration Time
Measures the percentage of customers whose sewer service is restored within the on-time window with no sewer use limitation for the customer.
SacSewer staff will restore service within four hours of receipt of the customer call for 90% of all service interruptions occurring within any calendar month. The on-time window is extended to six hours when excavation of the lower lateral is needed.
Development Submittal Review Time
Measures the customer service provided to the development community. This service level refers to the percent of development applications, improvement plans, and sewer study submittals that are reviewed and returned to the developer within the time standards established.
Indicates the percentage of positive responses from customers via an anonymous survey. After a service call, SacSewer contacts each customer asking them to rate the overall quality of the service provided.
Target: 90% of those responding rate the service they received as good or excellent.
Backups Into Structures Rate
Measures the number of times, per 10,000 connections, that a stoppage in SacSewer’s sewer system causes sewage to backup into a structure within any calendar month. (Plugged fixtures or stoppages within building plumbing are not considered a backup into structure.)
A target of 0.64 events or lower per 10,000 connections to SacSewer system.
Main Line Overflow Rate
Measures sewer overflows originating within SacSewer’s system per 100 miles of sewer main lines in any calendar month, regardless of the volume or whether the sewage enters a waterway. It takes into consideration the fact that a larger system, similarly managed, will experience more overflows than a smaller one.
A target of 0.45 sewer overflows or lower per 100 miles of sewer main lines.
Lower Lateral Overflow Rate
Measures the number of sewer overflows originating within SacSewer’s system per 100 miles of lower laterals in any calendar month, regardless of the volume or whether the sewage enters a waterway. It takes into consideration the fact that a larger system, similarly managed, will experience more overflows than a smaller one.
A target of 7.3 sewer overflows or lower per 100 miles of sewer lower lateral lines.