Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)
The District’s collection system includes approximately 17.38 miles of sewer collection pipeline, 160 manholes and 3 pump stations. The pipeline ranges in size from 4 inches to 12 inches in diameter. The 3 pump stations lift wastewater throughout the collection system as it travels to the wastewater treatment facility (WWTF).
In 2006, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) adopted Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems, also referred to as WDRs for collection systems. This order is intended to promote proper management of wastewater collection systems and reduce the occurrences of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). All publicly owned sanitary sewer collection systems in California with more than one mile of sewer pipe must develop a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) to comply with the Order. The SSMP is a written document that describes the District's efforts and commitment to operate, maintain and manage the sewer system to reduce the number of preventable overflows. It is a proactive document to formalize the tasks necessary to accomplish this goal.
The Bear Valley Water District's Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) contains information on the District's operation and maintenance (O&M) plan of the wastewater collection system. Each element of the SSMP describes how the District's O&M program complies with the various provisions of the Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for Sanitary Sewer Systems.
The SSMP was adopted by the District's Board of Directors in April 2018. The next completion date is a 2-year self-audit in April 2020. The District’s SSMP document is subject to change as needed to comply with required regulations.