Sewer Service

Sewer Rate Study - Capacity Fees
At their June 15th 2017 Meeting, the Board of Directors of the East Orange County Water District (EOCWD) will consider adopting the recommendations contained in the Sewer Capacity Fee study performed by Raftelis Financial Consultants.  Please review the attached report and provide any comments to by 2:00 p.m. on June 12th.

Sewer Rate Study - fats, oils & grease (fog) fees
At the July 17, 2016 Meeting, the Board adopted a Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Ordinance that is applicable to Food Service Establishments (FSEs). The Ordinance established extensive quantity and quality standards for the regulation of FOG discharges to the sewer system.

VIEW ORDINANCE 2016-2 Amended June 20, 2019

As established under the Orange County Sanitation District, the cost of monitoring FOG generators is recovered from the FSEs and is currently $200 for a two-year permit. EOCWD is proposing to increase this fee to $212 for a two-year permit.

Sewer System Management Plan 
The Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) was adopted by the Board of Directors on January 19, 2017, and identifies goals the District has set for the management, operation, and maintenance of the sewer system. These goals provide focus for District staff to continue high-quality work and to implement improvements in the management of the District’s wastewater collection system. This plan addresses the requirements for the following elements:

  1. Prohibitions

  2. Goals

  3. Organization

  4. Legal Authority

  5. Operation and Maintenance Program

  6. Design and Performance Provisions

  7. Overflow Emergency Response Plan

  8. Fats,Oils and Grease (FOG) Control Program

  9. System Evaluation and Capacity Management

  10. Monitoring, Measurement, and Program Modifications

  11. SSMP Program Audits

  12. Communication Program

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) Audit

At the January 17, 2019 Meeting, the Board of Directors approved revisions to the SSMP and Appendices.  The revised Plan is contained in two volumes (click to open in pdf):

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) Volume I - Adopted Version - January 17, 2019 
Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) Volume II - Adopted Version - January 17, 2019


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The East Orange County Water District encompasses an area of approximately 10,000 acres and is a member of the Municipal Water District of Orange County which is a member of the Metropolitan Water District and therefore entitled to receive Colorado River and Northern California imported water through the distribution facilities of the Metropolitan system.

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