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.