Sewer and Storm Drains

Diagram of sewer maintenanceSewer Maintenance

The Sewer Division is responsible for the maintenance of the City's sanitary sewers system.  Sanitary Sewers are cleaned regularly, and their condition is continuously monitored. This is crucial to prevent failures and backups.  Maintenance activities performed comply with the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) program, and all environmental regulatory agency requirements.

The City is responsible for maintaining to public sewer main line in the street.  Per the City's Municipal Code Section 13.04.030, the private homeowner is responsible for the maintenance of the private building lateral, as shown in the image below.

Storm Drain Maintenance

The City utilized both in-house personnel and contractual services to maintain the City's storm drain facilities. Activities include minor maintenance of the storm drains, curbs and gutters, catch basis, and other drainage structures.