The District operates, maintains, refurbishes, replaces, and expands the wastewater treatment plant and the large inter-city sewers. Each city owns its own local sewer system. The District operates, maintains, refurbishes, and replaces the cities’ sewers. The District does not build new sewers for the cities. The District makes sure that they are built correctly and then takes care of them after they are built.
The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems on May 2, 2006(GWDR). All state agencies, municipalities, counties, districts, that own or operate a sanitary sewer system greater than one mile in length that collect wastewater to a publicly owned treatment facility in California are required to conform with said order.
The order requires that the Selma-Kingsburg-Fowler County Sanitation District prepare a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), which is to contain a plan and schedule to properly manage, operate, and maintain the sewer collection system in its entirety. The goals are, in summary, are to reduce the preventable occurrences of sewer system overflows (SSO), protect waters of the United States, provide adequate capacity for design flows, and provide adequate resources for operation, maintenance, and repair.
The public may review the specific elements of the SSMP at the District office as they are being drafted in accordance with the schedule as shown in the District’s SSMP Plan and Schedule.
The final SSMP is required to be approved by the District Board.
Comments and questions shall be submitted to Supervising Engineer, Veronica Cazares, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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