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Keep your sewer lateral in good condition and help reduce the risk of sewer backups. How to Protect your Property and Environment? Never let fats, oils or grease go down the drain; compost it instead. Dumping grease down the drain can clog the sewer pipes, result in back-ups or overflows onto your property or streets, foul odors, and costly damage to sewer infrastructure. Remember that your toilet is an “only-human-waste-and-toilet-paper-zone.” Nothing, except the 3 P’s (pee, poop and toilet paper), go down the drains. Upper Lateral Responsibility: The upper sewer lateral is an extension of
We are making much needed sewer repairs all across San Francisco. More than 30% of our sewers are 100 years or older; some date back to the Gold Rush.
We are cleaning and inspecting sewer lines throughout San Francisco. The work is being done by our crews and by contractors working for the SFPUC. What does sewer cleaning work entail? Using high pressure water hoses and vacuum trucks, crews flush the pipes and catch basins. Obstructive debris is removed and properly discarded. Sewer lines vary in diameter from a few inches to eight feet. In order to clean the larger lines properly, specially trained crews wearing protective clothing and safety gear may be needed to physically walk the sewer. How long does it take? Sewer cleaning work
San Francisco is the only coastal city in California with a combined sewer system that collects and treats both wastewater and stormwater in the same network of pipes. Water flows through most of the sewers using gravity. Our hilly geography comes in handy reducing the energy and maintenance costs associated with mechanical pumping. Stormwater enters the combined sewer system through building roof drains or the catch basins along the street and gets treated at our plants just like the wastewater that goes down your drain. One of the City’s challenges is that the watershed area is mostly paved
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|Typical Sewer Lateral Configurations
|Special Sewer Lateral Configurations
|Private Sewer Lateral Connection
|Typical Sewer Lateral Construction
|Typical Sewer Lateral Installation - Combined/Sanitary Sewer System
|Typical Sewer Lateral Installation in Storm Sewer System
Up and down California, when it rains, urban storm runoff picks up trash and contaminants as it flows untreated into the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, and other bodies of water. San Francisco, however, doesn’t do that. While other coastal cities in California have separate sewer and stormwater systems, most of San Francisco is served by a combined sewer system . This combined system provides greater environmental benefits because it captures and treats most stormwater to the same high standards that apply to wastewater from homes and businesses before releasing it to the bay or ocean
Up and down California, when it rains, urban storm runoff picks up trash and contaminants as it flows untreated into the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco Bay, and other bodies of water. San Francisco, however, doesn’t do that.
This calculator is a guideline. For more information on current water and sewer rates, visit Water and Sewer Rate Information . For more information on how to read your bill, visit Reading Your Bill . Before you use the calculator tool: Have a recent water and sewer bill nearby to reference while using the calculator Look up your property’s measured permeable and impermeable areas on the Stormwater Charge Lookup website .* *In San Francisco, the typical non-residential property is 95% impermeable. If you are a residential customer, please note that most residential properties fall within the 1
As part of the SSIP investments, the East SOMA Sewer Improvements Project will rehabilitate the existing 100-year-old sewer mains and sewer lower laterals located under several streets.
This project will rehabilitate the existing 100-year old sewer mains, located under Mission Street, between 16th and 22nd Streets, as well as between 25th and Cesar Chavez streets.
Special thanks to our essential workers who have continued to operate, maintain and upgrade our system during the pandemic. Our homes, businesses and quality of life would not be the same without you. You are our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, relatives and neighbors – you are our heroes!