Proposed Increase to Sewer Service Fee
We provide regional wastewater treatment for 2.6 million Orange County residents and help ensure our beaches are safe and clean. OCSD is the third largest wastewater system west of the Mississippi River. We generate over 60 percent of our own power, saving over $5 million dollars for our rate payers each year; we produce soil amendment and compost for agricultural use; and we supply enough treated water to our partners at the Orange County Water District to supply water for 850,000 people in Orange County through the Groundwater Replenishment System.
OCSD is responsible for the large regional sewage system serving 20 cities, four special districts and portions of the unincorporated areas within north/central Orange County. The wastewater from your home or business is first collected by your local sewer agency, such as your city, and then transported by OCSD’s large trunk sewers to one of two regional treatment plants. About 185 million gallons of wastewater enters our facility every day, where it is then treated and recycled or released into the ocean as effluent.
Due to our efficient operations and size, OCSD sewer service fees remain among the lowest in California and in the United States for wastewater treatment facilities. At the end of the proposed rate program in 2023, OCSD’s rates are expected to remain below the projected statewide average.
The Orange County Sanitation District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to consider your input on the proposed rate changes. The hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the OCSD Board Room, 10844 Ellis Avenue, Fountain Valley.
If you have additional questions or want more information, please call (714) 593-7281 between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. If these times are not convenient, you may leave a recorded message after hours or on weekends or email us. A member of OCSD’s staff will return by the next business day.
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