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 Sewer System Management Plan
Sewer System Management Plan

The City of Laguna Beach operates a sanitary sewer system that serves a population of approximately 22,700 in an 8.7 square mile service area. The sewer system serves 7,688 residential connections and 355 commercial, industrial and institutional customers as of 2014.

The sewer system consists of 85.71 miles of gravity sewers (approximately 2,937 line segments), 2,674 manholes, 9.44 miles of force mains, and 25 lift stations.

The Goals of the City of Laguna Beach Sanitary Sewer Management Plan are:
1. To properly and safely manage, operate, and maintain all portions of the City’s wastewater collection system;
2. To provide adequate capacity to convey the peak wastewater flows to the City’s wastewater treatment plant. Adequate capacity, for the purposes of the SSMP, is defined as the capacity to convey the peak wastewater flows that are associated with peak summertime flows;
3. To help minimize the frequency of SSOs;
4. To help mitigate the impacts that are associated with any SSO that may occur; and
5. To help meet all applicable regulatory notification and reporting requirements.

2015 Sewer System Management Plan

Reference Documents from the Sewer System Management Plan

Regulatory References:
GWDR Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ
SWRCB Order No. 2013-0058-EXEC
California Integrated Water Quality System Project (CIWQS)
California Water Code Section 13050-13051
San Diego RWQCB Order No. R9-2009-0005
Laguna Beach Municipal Code Title 17
Health & Safety Code Sections 5410-5416
CA Water Code Section 13260-13275 
Fish & Wildlife Code Sections 5650-5656

City Document References:
Sewer System Strategic Plan, Phase II, January 2009
Sewer System Strategic Plan, 2002
CIWQS Operational Performance Report
Private Sewer Lateral Reference Guide
City Council Resolution No. 04-041
Standard Plans & Specifications for Public Works Construction 
Sanitary Sewer Overflow & Backup Response Field Guide

Plumber's Hot Line  (949) 464-6616
Water Quality Hotline (949) 497-0378