Sewer System Management Plan

Sewer System Management Plan



This section provides information on our Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), including details about compliance with state rules and how to comment on the SSMP.

View the SSMP: SacSewer Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)

Compliance Summary

SacSewer is required to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-0003, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) for Sanitary Sewer Systems. The purpose of the Order is to require agencies to prepare a plan and schedule for measures to be implemented to reduce sewer spills, as well as measures to effectively clean-up and report sewer spills.

To comply with this order, SacSewer has developed and implements a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), which is reviewed and updated as needed. SacSewer will continue to:

  • Manage the systems it operates in a way that reduces sewer spills.
  • Fund, manage, operate, and maintain all parts of the sewage collection system for which they are responsible.
  • Construct and maintain the collection system using trained staff (and/or contractors).
  • Update and make available the Sanitary Sewer Spill Emergency Response Plan.
  • Conduct an internal audit every 2 years.
  • Comply with this Order. (Failures to fully comply could bring about State Water Resources Control Board action, regardless of whether or not a Sewer Spill has occurred.)

For more information, visit the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reduction Program website.

Public Comments

Public comments are welcome on any portion of the Sewer System Management Plan.

Reporting and Audits

Effective September 2, 2007, SacSewer began reporting all sewer spills electronically to the California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS). The electronic sewer spills data, as well as information regarding regulatory actions, has been made available at the Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reduction Program website. SacSewer’s Sewer System Management Plan Internal Audit Reports are available for public review by appointment only. To request an appointment, click here.

The SSMP was approved by our Board of Directors on March 13, 2019May 14, 2014; September 28, 2011; and April 8, 2009.

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