The Seaside County Sanitation District (SCSD) is a special district responsible for the maintenance and operation of the sanitary sewer collection system serving the Cities of Del Rey Oaks, Sand City and Seaside. The District’s sanitary sewer collection system serves an area of approximately 2,400 acres with a population of about 30,000. The sewer system consists of approximately 70 miles of pipeline with 930 manholes, 475 rod holes, and 4 lift stations. The wastewater is ultimately pumped to the Monterey Regional Water Pollution Control Agency (MRWPCA) regional treatment plant. All billing for SCSD comes from MRWPCA.

District Versus Property Owner Maintenance

The district maintains the sewer main line through jetting and chemical cleaning. However, the lateral line that connects the individual home or business to the main line is the responsibility of the property owner. If you suspect a stoppage, you may call Public Works Department personnel who can check the main sewer line. If the main line is clear, then you must contact a licensed plumber to inspect your sewer lateral.

Suspicion of Blockage or Leak & Flushing Sewer Line

If you smell a strong sewer odor in the street, try to locate its source and give us a call. There could be a blockage or a leak. Also, if you plan on having your sewer line flushed or cleaned out, please contact us first so our crews can be aware of the situation. It is possible that the extra flow from your lateral could block up the main line and cause an overflow. To prevent this from happening, please give us a call 24 to 48 hours in advance of the work being done. You can reach us at 831-899-6835, our office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Damage Claim

If you believe that the Seaside County Sanitation District or its employee(s) caused damage to your person, personal property or real property, you may complete and file a claim for damages (PDF). Please follow the instructions on the claim form and attach any documentation that you feel may support your claim (e.g. photographs, reports, witness statements or estimates). You may mail or personally deliver to:
Seaside County Sanitation District
440 Harcourt Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955