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Wastewater and Stormwater Collections

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 wastewater collections

                 Sewer Maintenance                                                                                                          Pump Station Storm Cleaning    


Purpose and Functions

Organization chart  [PDF]

Operates and maintains City Wastewater and Stormwater collection systems, including:

  • 24-hour emergency response. City of Santa Cruz will determine if homeowner or city responsibility.
  • Line construction and repair of sewer and storm piping systems and manholes.
  • Inspection and repair of sewer and stormwater pumping stations including river flood control slide gates and discharge valves.
  • Preventative and emergency sewer and storm line hydro flushing.
  • Closed Circuit TV inspection of collection system to determine Capital Improvement Project and maintenance needs.
  • Operates and maintains Sanitary Landfill Lechate Pumping Facility and 2.5 miles of Lechate force main.

Property Owner Sewer Lateral Responsibilities (PDF)
Property Owner Sewer Lateral Responsibilities (PDF in Spanish)

Sewer System Ordinance

The City Sanitary Sewer System

Sewer Lateral Information

Stormwater Ordinance

The City Stormwater System 

Where to report spills, dumping incidents and back-ups 

Household Hazardous Waste

For more information please contact:
Rome Norman
Wastewater and Stormwater Collection Manager



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