Sewer Improvement Projects
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 will be done in three phases (see Overview Map), with completion anticipated by the end of January 2021. As of mid-April, work began on Phase 1, at the southern end of the Mission Trunk. Most work will take 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 do everything possible to minimize construction impacts, including traffic slowdowns, parking restrictions, and lane or road closures.
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, which should be completed sometime this summer. Unanticipated permitting issues have pushed the schedule back several months, and construction is now anticipated to begin sometime in the latter part of 2020.
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.