Sewer System

Overview

Sewer System

Located in Walnut Creek at the junction of Highway 24 and Interstate 680, Collection System Operations’ role is to ensure that over 1,500 miles of underground sewers are able to collect and transport wastewater to the treatment plant safely and efficiently every day.

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Sewer System Management Plan

The District has prepared a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) in accordance with the requirements of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems.

The goals of the SSMP are to:

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Maintenance & Repair

Central San’s Collection System Operations Division (CSO) ensures that over 1,500 miles of underground pipeline (sewers) are able to collect and transport wastewater to the treatment plant effectively. They do this in the following ways.

Maintenance Scheduling System

Central San’s Maintenance Scheduling System is a planned schedule for cleaning of sewer lines that are highly susceptible to root intrusion, grease, and various debris. The frequency of cleaning these sewers is determined by their cleaning history with the goal of preventing sewage overflows.

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Service Area & Statistics

Service Area Map

Central San collects and cleans an average of 35 million gallons of wastewater per day for about 488,900 residents and 3,000 businesses in central Contra Costa County.