Environmental Compliance

Waste Water

Sewer System Management

UCSB had developed and adopted a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) to comply with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems Water Quality Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ (WDR). The purpose of the SSMP is to prevent and mitigate Sewer System Overflows (SSO). The WDRs require covered entities to prepare and implement a SSMP in order to:

  • Provide a plan and schedule to properly manage, operate, and maintain all parts of the sanitary sewer system in order to provide reliable service in the future;
  • Minimize infiltration/inflow (I/I) and provide adequate sewer capacity to accommodate design storm flows;
  • Reduce and prevent SSOs; and
  • Help mitigate any SSOs that do occur.

Wastewater Discharge Requirements

Discharges to the sanitary sewer system are regulated by the Goleta Sanitary District (GSD). The GSD has established wastewater limitations for constituents of concern in order to keep hazardous substances out of the collection system. See resources below for established discharge limitations and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for preventing the discharge of hazardous substances into the sanitary sewer system.