The District was established under the California Water Code to provide wastewater services to our customers. Under this code the District operates, maintains and complies with state laws and regulations. The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) is the regulatory agency for all wastewater collection and treatment agencies. During 2006, the State Water Board passed Order No. 2006-0003, also known as the General Wastewater Discharge Requirements (WDR) outlines procedures and rules that the District must follow. For example, under WDR the District must develop a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) for the purpose of reducing sewage spills. The District currently has this plan and you can find specific information about our plan by clicking here.
In addition, the WDR also states that all sewage spills must be reported to the State Water Board on their online reporting system with 24 hours of the spills. Our operators must also report to other regulatory agencies, such as the CA Health Department and the CA Fish and Game if the spill exceeds 1000 gallons.