Regional San owns and operates the regional wastewater conveyance system and the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant located near Elk Grove, California. We serve a population of about 1.4 million in the region.
Regional San protects public health and the environment by conveying, treating, and recovering resources from wastewater responsibly and cost-effectively.
Regional San is overseen by a Board of Directors consisting of the five Sacramento County Supervisors, five city councilmembers from the City of Sacramento, two councilmembers from the City of Elk Grove, and single representatives from Yolo County and the cities of Citrus Heights, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and West Sacramento.
Regional San has a rate and fee category for developments with 21 or more units that are restricted to residents aged 55 years and older. This applies to single-family, multi-family, condos, apartments, and mobile home developments that meet the age restrictions and the required minimum number of age-restricted units. The age-restricted monthly rate is 60 percent of the regular single-family monthly rate. The new rate category became effective July 1, 2016.
In order to buy into Regional San’s wastewater conveyance and treatment system, builders, developers, and industries pay impact fees to connect. The amount of fees required depends on a number of factors, including location of parcel, use of parcel, and characteristics of wastewater being discharged. In addition, there are various programs or options available that can affect when and how payments are made for fees. See the Regional San Consolidated Ordinance for detailed information.
Regional San offers eligible low-income customers a savings of $90 to $150 per year on the conveyance and treatment portion of their sewer bill, depending on the type of dwelling.
To qualify for the rebate, your name must appear on the sewer bill, you must meet certain income criteria, and you must live at the address for which the rebate is being requested. Only one rebate per customer.
When septic systems fail, it can hurt both the environment and a homeowner’s pocketbook. Repairs and cleanup are never pleasant. While connecting to the public sewer system can be costly, Regional San can help.
There are no more tours available for 2019; please check back in April 2020 for future dates.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the water you use after it goes down the drain?
To find out, join us on a fascinating and educational tour of Sacramento’s regional wastewater treatment plant. Regional San conducts FREE group tours on specific dates (mornings and afternoons) each year. You’ll also learn how the EchoWater Project will help us meet new environmental regulations.
Regional San is committed to protecting the environment and educating the public on important water quality issues.
In an effort to help maximize the availability of the region’s precious water supplies, we have entered into an agreement with the Regional Water Authority to provide rebates for replacing high water consumption fixtures with more water efficient fixtures. Water customers may be eligible to receive a rebate up to $175 for installation of a High Efficiency Toilet.