Much like Sacramento’s two rivers, which join together in a
“confluence” to create something even bigger, Sacramento Regional
County Sanitation District (Regional San) and the Sacramento Area
Sewer District (SacSewer) developed the Confluence Regional
Partnership Program to bring together ideas and efforts that
advance environmental, educational, and economic vitality in the
Sacramento region. Through this program, funding may be available
to projects that help the community and advance Regional San’s
and SacSewer’s missions, visions, values, goals, and objectives.
How is the Program Funded?
The Confluence Regional Partnership Program is funded jointly by
Regional San and SacSewer. Funding for the program is derived
from non-rate, non-fee revenues (in other words, revenues not
derived from ratepayer rates and fees).
Types of Programs Eligible to Apply for Funding
Funding from Regional San’s and SacSewer’s Confluence Regional
Partnership Program will be considered for the following types of
projects and programs:
Environmental Stewardship Programs and Projects
There are three Environmental Stewardship Sub-Programs:
- American River Parkway Riparian Habitat and River Cleanup
- Watershed Management (WM)
- Septic Tank Conversion
The ARP and WM sub-programs support projects that protect or
enhance the water quality of local and regional waterways and/or
groundwater, and watershed management efforts within our service
area. The applicant must select and complete the
Environmental Stewardship Funding Application to apply for these
The Septic Tank Conversion sub-program supports projects that
facilitate the efforts to connect communities with failing septic
systems to the SacSewer collection system. The applicant
must select and complete the General Confluence Funding
Application to apply for this sub-program.
Regional Economic Development Competitiveness
- Includes programs that support the economic vitality and job
growth in the region through reducing sewer impact fees for
qualifying commercial customers.
Public Education and Career Awareness Programs
- Includes educational programs and outreach to local area
schools ranging from elementary to university levels, and
employment and trade organizations, to advance awareness of the
water cycle, (including sewage collection and treatment) and
Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program (for low-income
- Regional San offers a Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program
that is funded by non-rate, non-fee revenue. For more on the
Sewer Lifeline Rate Assistance Program, or to apply, visit
Funding requests for the Confluence Regional Partnership Program
will generally be prioritized using the following criteria:
- Relevance to mission/vision/values
- Support of Strategic Plans
- Provision of regional benefits
- Ability to leverage other funding
Regional San and SacSewer will review all funding requests to
determine the nexus to one or more of the programs and priorities
above and provide timely response to requestors. Funding requests
may be approved in full or in part, depending on availability of
funds, nexus to prioritization criteria, and other factors.
How to Make a Funding Request
All funding requests must be made by completing the appropriate
Funding Request Application. Applications for all types of
sub-programs may be made at any time. Requests can be
one-time or span up to three years.
Use the Environmental Stewardship Funding Application for all
American River Parkway Riparian Habitat and River Cleanup and
Watershed Management type projects.
Environmental Stewardship Funding Application
Use the General Confluence Funding Application for all other
types of projects.
General Confluence Funding Application
After completing a funding application, email to SDConfluenceProgram@sacsewer.com.
Regional San Non-Rate, Non-Fee Use Policy
SASD Non-Rate, Non-Fee Use Policy