Sewer Improvement Projects

Sewer Improvement Projects


SASD implements necessary infrastructure improvements to ensure the safe and reliable performance of the sewer system. This section provides information about current projects that may affect our customers.


Mission Trunk Sewer Project

The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) has begun work on the Mission Trunk Sewer Project to return a critical stretch of sewer pipe to optimal operating performance, thereby ensuring continued reliable sewer service for the community.

The Mission Trunk sewer generally follows the Mission Avenue corridor, beginning upstream near American River College and ending downstream near the American River.

The project is being done in three phases (see Overview Map), with completion anticipated by February 2021. Most work takes place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., although night or weekend work may be necessary at times to complete critical tasks. 

During the work, SASD will maintain uninterrupted sewer service and take measures to minimize construction impacts, including traffic slowdowns, parking restrictions, and lane or road closures. 


Capitola Pump Station

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 come.


The project is still in the design phase, with construction anticipated to begin in early 2021.

Community Impacts

When our team accesses the site during the design phase, 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 916-876-6559. 

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