Sewer Utility

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Administration Tel: (408) 615-2000 Fax: (408) 247-0784
Utility Billing Tel: (408) 615-2300 Fax: (408) 241-1543

Sewer services are provided to residents and businesses in the City by the Sewer Utility. Services include the construction and maintenance of the City's sewer system and installation of sewer lateral clean-outs for a nominal fee and upon request.

Sanitary sewer flows in the City are collected and transported through more than 270 miles of sewer main by way of six pumping stations to the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP).

The WPCP has the capacity to treat 167 million gallons a day of liquid waste. The plant also treats waste from other cities in Santa Clara County.

The wastewater is treated in three stages: primary treatment, activated sludge secondary treatment, and advanced tertiary treatment, comprised of nitrification, filtration and chlorine disinfection. This highly treated water is then discharged to the south San Francisco Bay and a portion delivered to the South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) Project.

That portion delivered to SBWR is then prepared for distribution as recycled water for landscaping and dual plumbing projects. 

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