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Sewer System Management Plan


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Purpose

UC Riverside has developed and is implementing its Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) to properly manage, operate, and maintain all parts of its sanitary sewer system. The SSMP will help prevent sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs), as well as mitigate any SSOs that occur.

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)

The public is invited to review and comment on the Sewer System Management Plan (PDF).

2013 UCR SSMP Biennial Audit Report and Corrective Actions Summary

The public is invited to review and comment on the 2013 UCR SSMP Biennial Audit Report and Corrective Actions Summary. The Corrective Actions Summary document is updated as corrective action items are completed. 

Report a Sanitary Sewer Overflow on Campus

A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) is any overflow, spill, release, discharge or diversion of untreated or partially treated wastewater from a sanitary sewer system into the environment prior to reaching sewage treatment facilities. SSOs can appear at sewer manholes or cleanouts.

If you see a sanitary sewer overflow or sewage spill on campus, help UC Riverside protect the environment and public health by reporting it immediately to one of the following numbers:

1.       Physical Plant Customer Service                      (951) 827-4214 or -4215

2.       Physical Plant Customer Service After Hours Emergency

               After 4:30 pm or before 8:00 am                  (951) 827-4677

3.     Resident Services Office or RA On-Duty          http://housing.ucr.edu/under-roof/resident-services.aspx

4.       UC Riverside Police Department:                     (951) 827-5222

5.       Environmental Health & Safety                          (951) 827-5528

See photos of simulated sanitary sewer overflows taken during a demonstration by the City of San Diego Metropolitan Wastewater Department.

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Notification and Reporting

UC Riverside submits written reports electronically for all SSOs to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) through the CIWQS Online SSO Database. The CIWQS Online SSO Database forwards reports of SSOs to the Regional Water Quality Control Board Santa Ana Region (RWQCB Region 8) and County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health. UC Riverside will make notification calls to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) for SSOs of 1,000 gallons or more. Cal OES notifies the RWQCB Region 8 and County of Riverside Department of Environmental Health when SSO notifications are received. Electronic SSO data and information regarding regulatory actions are available on the SWRCB SSO Reduction Program web page, and the RWQCB Region 8 web page.

Plant Services and Housing Operations staff can click here for a SSO Report Form (checkbox form), or click here for a CIWQS SSO Online Database Entry Form, Category 3 (fillable PDF form).

Regulatory Documents for Sanitary Sewer Systems

State Water Resources Control Board Order No. WQ 2013-0058-EXEC Amending Monitoring and Reporting Program for Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems (PDF)

State Water Resources Control Board Order No. WQ 2008-0002-EXEC Adopting Amended Monitoring and Reporting Program for Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems (PDF)

State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems (PDF)

 


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