Following the SWRCB’s adoption of the Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirement (GWDR) on May 2, 2006, collection systems became the last major component of the wastewater management system to be regulated. Treatment plants, including pretreatment programs, have been regulated for some time. The GWDR applies to all public collection system agencies in California that own or operate collection systems comprised of more than one mile of pipe or sewer lines that convey untreated wastewater to a publicly owned treatment facility, and requires each agency to prepare a SSMP.
The SSMP is a document that describes the activities of an agency to effectively manage its wastewater collection system.The Seaside County Sanitation District (SCSD or District) SSMP includes the following 11 elements:
Supporting information for each element is included in an appendix associated with that section, as applicable. In general, information expected to require relatively frequent updates (such as names and phone numbers of staff) are included in appendices, as well as other supporting information, such as forms or schedules.