Water Resource Recovery

Protecting Richmond’s public health, environment, and transforming stormwater and wastewater into resources.

City of Richmond WPCP Blending Event 2/13/19 

As a consequence to today's significant and sustained rain event (1.55-inches in past 24-hours) resulting in sustained high flow rates into the City of Richmond Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), and after having fully optimize the facility's stormwater storage and use of flow equalization units, it became necessary to initial a plant flow blending event with the initial details for this event as follows:
  1. At 07:49-hours equivalent plant influent flow rates in excess of 38.0-MGD resulted in the need to commence the blending of Primary Clarifier Effluent with Secondary Clarifier Effluent at the facility's Chlorine Contact Basin
  2. Sampling of Plant Effluent shall be executed at the point(s) as prescribed in Table E-1 of Attachment E (Monitoring and Reporting Program) to the permit
  3. A written submission will be provided within five (5) days and shall contain a description of the noncompliance and its cause; the period of noncompliance, including exact dates and times.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Manny Molina, Veolia Water Designated Operator In Charge, at 510-412-2001.


Regional Water Quality Control Board Discharge Permit

 
Adopted at the February 13, 2019 Board Meeting with an effective start date of April 1, 2019.
West County Agency Transmittal Letter
West County Agency Adopted Permit

Responsibilities 
Wastewater

• Wastewater Treatment Plant
• Sanitary Sewer Collection System 
• Capital Improvement Program
• Pre-treatment Program
• National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Compliance



Stormwater

• Stormwater Collection System
• Stormwater System Pollutant and Trash Reduction
• Capital Improvements
• Municipal Regional Permit (MRP) Compliance


 

Sewer Lateral Grant Program
We are no longer accepting applications for the Sewer Lateral Grant Program for current fiscal year 2018/2019.  The grant funds have been exhausted.  As a reminder, a notice has been posted on our grant application guidelines as well as the website, that for the next available grant for fiscal year 2019/2020, only work that has been completed DURING fiscal year 2019/2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) will be eligible. 

Only, if funds are allocated and adopted by the City Council will the funds be made available after July 1, 2019.  Please check back in May or June for an update.

If you have any questions regarding the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, please contact Maricella Mandujano at 510-620-6594.


2017 CASA Organizational Excellence Award - Sewer Lateral Grant Program

Recognizes the efforts for achievement in managing the agency’s division, unit, or process. 
CASA 2017 AWARD
The City of Richmond’s Water Resource Recovery Department administers the Sewer Lateral Grant Program. The program reimburses eligible homeowners in the Richmond Municipal Sewer District (RMSD No. 1) for the cost to replace their sewer lateral. The program was originally mandated by a settlement agreement with The Baykeeper that stated the City must fund $100,000 annually beginning in 2007 and for 10 years for a total up to $1,000,000. Due to the success of the Sewer Lateral Grant Program, the department continues to fund the program even though the Baykeeper requirement has expired. The program’s goal is to facilitate the reduction of infiltration and inflow into the sanitary sewer system during wet weather. RMSD No. 1 serves over 25,000 rate payers. The grant program has received over 1,000 applications and has awarded over $3,087,462 in grant funds.


Fully Executed Baykeeper Settlement


Point Richmond Hydrogen Sulfide Monitoring



Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance (Chapter 12.17)

Sanitary Sewer Standard Specifications for Design & Construction (Adopted July 18, 2017)

The Department proposes to amend the Sewer Use Ordinance to include enforcement of the Fats, Oils and Grease program at the April 17, 2018 City Council meeting.  Draft amendments to Sewer Use Ordinance (Chapter 12.18)


Interested in groundwater sustainability? Learn more about local Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) activities here.