Regional San is subject to numerous environmental regulations
designed to protect the waters that sustain our lives, the land
we live on and the air we breathe. Compliance with environmental
regulations is a fundamental part our mission, and we take pride
in our outstanding record.
The sections here outline some of the most significant
environmental permits that affect Regional San.
Regional San, along with all wastewater treatment agencies, is
regulated by the state and federal government under a strict set
of laws generally established under the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA)
passed in 1972. Important amendments to the CWA were added in
1977 that further regulate wastewater treatment.
Regional San is required to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-0003, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) for Sanitary Sewer Systems. The purpose of the Order is to require agencies to prepare a plan and schedule for measures to be implemented to reduce Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), as well as measures to effectively clean-up and report SSOs.
The State Water Resources
Control Board has issued general permits (Waste Discharge
Requirements, or WDRs) that apply throughout the State and govern
the quality of stormwater runoff. An industrial permit places
requirements on operating facilities such as the Sacramento
Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, and a construction permit
places requirements on large construction projects.
The State Water Resources
Control Board has issued a general permit (Waste Discharge
Requirement, or WDR) that applies to all wastewater collections
systems throughout the state. This permit is intended to minimize
sanitary sewer overflows (spills) from collection systems through
requirements for proper operation and maintenance.
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