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  • Sanitary Sewer Overflow | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    Schedule Prop 218 Rate Increase Supporting Ordinances Sewer Lateral Assistance Infiltrations and Inflow INI Area Plumbers Documents Collection System Reports Current Construction Projects Finance and Budget Ordinance Code Resolutions Sanitary Sewer Management Plan SSMP Strategic Plan The Heron Newsletter Sanitary Sewer Overflow Smoke Testing Crew Sanitary Sewer Overflows are unintentional releases of sewage from a sanitary sewer into the environment It is imperative to minimize these incidents because of the potential impact to public health and the water environment as well as the avoiding the fiscal impacts The Bay Area Clean Water Agencies BACWA published this helpful summary LGVSD utilizes smoke testing as one method to determine potential trouble spots and ultimately avoid sanitary sewer overflows Smoke testing is a time honored method used to locate sewer lines that may be leaking ground and surface water into the District s sewer lines and to pinpoint house plumbing venting problems These plumbing venting problems can be a source of odors or fumes that can cause you some discomfort During the smoke test smoke could possibly enter your home or building This would occur if there is a worn seal around your toilet or dried traps in your sinks showers or bathtubs Should this occur please do not be alarmed the smoke is not a danger to your health Just step outside and confer with representatives of District staff that will be in your neighborhood during the smoke testing or call the District at 415 472 1734 x13 We appreciate your cooperation with our smoke testing project The results will allow us to improve your District sewer system During the rainy season the District can experience heavy infiltration inflow I I of storm drainage water runoff and ground water into our sewer system The introduction of I I into our sewer collection

    Original URL path: http://www.lgvsd.org/facilities/collection-system/sanitary-sewer-overflow/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Reclamation Area | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    Overflow Reclamation Area Green Energy Power Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Wastewater Treatment Pollution Prevention Recycled Water Facility Treatment Process What not to put down your Drain Facilities Tour Doing Business Project Planning Applications and Permits Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Permit Process Specifications Rate Information Current Rate Schedule Prop 218 Rate Increase Supporting Ordinances Sewer Lateral Assistance Infiltrations and Inflow INI Area Plumbers Documents Collection System Reports Current Construction Projects Finance and Budget Ordinance Code Resolutions Sanitary Sewer Management Plan SSMP Strategic Plan The Heron Newsletter Reclamation Area From November through April the highly treated sewage tertiary treated recycled water is released to Miller Creek which leads to San Pablo Bay From May through October effluent is then permitted to be reused in one of several ways From May through October effluent is disposed of in one of several ways Some is used to irrigate pasture land some is stored in ponds to accelerate evaporation and for later discharge to Miller Creek the balance is taken by the Marin Municipal Water District for further treatment distribution for landscape irrigation The land used for these purposes is called the reclamation area It was built in 1985 on 385 acres of property acquired from the St Vincent s School for Boys The project includes a 20 acre wildlife marsh 40 acres of storage ponds a 10 acre saltwater marsh 20 acres of irrigate landscaping and 200 acres of irrigated pasture As a part of this project LGVSD dedicated three and one half miles of public access easements along the shore of the storage ponds and around the freshwater marsh The salt water and freshwater marshes have attracted a great deal of wildlife including many migratory waterfowl The Audubon Society has cataloged over 200 species of birds within the area The walking

    Original URL path: http://www.lgvsd.org/facilities/reclamation/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Green Energy Power | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    Facilities Tour What You Can Do Avoid Bad Stuff Fun Ways to Learn About Wastewater Recycling Information Drug Take Back Programs Public Access Bay Trail Information Facilities Tour Hours Parking Photo Galleries Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Impacts to the Bay Facilities Collection System Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Collection Systems Report Infiltrations and Inflow INI Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reclamation Area Green Energy Power Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Wastewater Treatment Pollution Prevention Recycled Water Facility Treatment Process What not to put down your Drain Facilities Tour Doing Business Project Planning Applications and Permits Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Permit Process Specifications Rate Information Current Rate Schedule Prop 218 Rate Increase Supporting Ordinances Sewer Lateral Assistance Infiltrations and Inflow INI Area Plumbers Documents Collection System Reports Current Construction Projects Finance and Budget Ordinance Code Resolutions Sanitary Sewer Management Plan SSMP Strategic Plan The Heron Newsletter Green Energy Power Solar Power Project Solar Power Project We are very proud of our Solar Power Generation Las Gallinas has 2 940 panels which generates 850 000 kWh year This has an equivalency of 283 homes Generating electricity with solar power avoids the need to run standard power plants using fossil fuels increasing energy

    Original URL path: http://www.lgvsd.org/facilities/reclamation/green-energy-power/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Wastewater Treatment | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    Trail Information Facilities Tour Hours Parking Photo Galleries Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Impacts to the Bay Facilities Collection System Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Collection Systems Report Infiltrations and Inflow INI Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reclamation Area Green Energy Power Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Wastewater Treatment Pollution Prevention Recycled Water Facility Treatment Process What not to put down your Drain Facilities Tour Doing Business Project Planning Applications and Permits Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Permit Process Specifications Rate Information Current Rate Schedule Prop 218 Rate Increase Supporting Ordinances Sewer Lateral Assistance Infiltrations and Inflow INI Area Plumbers Documents Collection System Reports Current Construction Projects Finance and Budget Ordinance Code Resolutions Sanitary Sewer Management Plan SSMP Strategic Plan The Heron Newsletter Wastewater Treatment Biofiltration Process The District s treatment plan uses a two stage biofiltration process followed by ammonia removal and filtration Before discharge the treated sewage is chlorinated to kill bacteria and then dechlorinated to remove the chlorine toxicity The solids removed by the process are digested by organisms that feed on organic matter in the sewage The methane gas produced by the digesters is used in an engine generator to produce electricity and the waste heat from this

    Original URL path: http://www.lgvsd.org/facilities/wastewater-treatment/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Pollution Prevention | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    Ways to Learn About Wastewater Recycling Information Drug Take Back Programs Public Access Bay Trail Information Facilities Tour Hours Parking Photo Galleries Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Impacts to the Bay Facilities Collection System Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Collection Systems Report Infiltrations and Inflow INI Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reclamation Area Green Energy Power Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Wastewater Treatment Pollution Prevention Recycled Water Facility Treatment Process What not to put down your Drain Facilities Tour Doing Business Project Planning Applications and Permits Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Permit Process Specifications Rate Information Current Rate Schedule Prop 218 Rate Increase Supporting Ordinances Sewer Lateral Assistance Infiltrations and Inflow INI Area Plumbers Documents Collection System Reports Current Construction Projects Finance and Budget Ordinance Code Resolutions Sanitary Sewer Management Plan SSMP Strategic Plan The Heron Newsletter Pollution Prevention The District s pollution prevention activities include educational outreach to customers and youth on how to keep pollutants out of storm water and wastewater systems informing the public about programs for recycling medications fluorescent bulbs batteries and mercury thermometers providing design guidelines and Best Management Practices BMPs to consumers and businesses for managing grease and other contaminants TITLE 2 DISTRICT REGULATIONS CHAPTER 4

    Original URL path: http://www.lgvsd.org/facilities/wastewater-treatment/pollution-prevention/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Recycled Water Facility | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    and Budget Ordinance Code Resolutions Sanitary Sewer Management Plan SSMP Strategic Plan The Heron Newsletter Recycled Water Facility Recylced Water Plant Construction The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District LGVSD recently completed their new recycled water facility to provide North Marin Water District NMWD water for landscape irrigation uses The two agencies celebrated their new partnership with a dedication ceremony for the recently completed Recycled Water Treatment Facility on September 25 2012 The new readily expandable facility will treat a portion of the community s wastewater to a level that meets or exceeds California s strict Title 22 recycled water standards The highly treated water will be delivered to NMWD where it will be used for landscape irrigation and other approved applications in the Hamilton area of Novato As has been done since the early 1980 s the LGVSD treatment plant will continue to send some of its treated wastewater to Marin Municipal Water District MMWD where it is further treated to recycled water standards and used for irrigation car washes cooling towers commercial laundries and toilet flushing Mark Williams LGVSD general manager said Reusing treated wastewater from homes and businesses makes good sense because it saves fresh drinking water for other important purposes and reduces the need for additional wastewater storage Using recycled water from the new facility is an important part of NMWD s long term solution to water supply issues and an example of excellent cooperation between neighboring public agencies Mark Williams LGVSD general manager and NMWD general manager Chris DeGabriele shake hands at LGVSD s new facilities celebration As an active member of the North Bay Water Reuse Authority Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District is participating in a project that is designed to expand the beneficial use of recycled water The new advanced Recycled Water Treatment Facility

    Original URL path: http://www.lgvsd.org/facilities/wastewater-treatment/recycled-water-facility/ (2016-05-01)
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  • Treatment Process | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    the Bay Facilities Collection System Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Collection Systems Report Infiltrations and Inflow INI Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reclamation Area Green Energy Power Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Wastewater Treatment Pollution Prevention Recycled Water Facility Treatment Process What not to put down your Drain Facilities Tour Doing Business Project Planning Applications and Permits Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Permit Process Specifications Rate Information Current Rate Schedule Prop 218

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  • What not to put down your Drain | Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District
    Drug Take Back Programs Public Access Bay Trail Information Facilities Tour Hours Parking Photo Galleries Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Impacts to the Bay Facilities Collection System Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Collection Systems Report Infiltrations and Inflow INI Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reclamation Area Green Energy Power Reclamation Walking Paths Wildlife Information Wastewater Treatment Pollution Prevention Recycled Water Facility Treatment Process What not to put down your Drain Facilities Tour Doing Business Project Planning Applications and Permits Brochure for Plumbers Sewer Contractors Permit Process Specifications Rate Information Current Rate Schedule Prop 218 Rate Increase Supporting Ordinances Sewer Lateral Assistance Infiltrations and Inflow INI Area Plumbers Documents Collection System Reports Current Construction Projects Finance and Budget Ordinance Code Resolutions Sanitary Sewer Management Plan SSMP Strategic Plan The Heron Newsletter What not to put down your Drain Keep Fats Oils and Grease FOG Out of Your Drains What s the problem Grease builds up in the pipelines This can cause clogging and spills in your laterals and in District sewer pipelines What you can do Pour cooled grease into disposable containers and dispose of it in the garbage Dry wipe pots pans and dishes before washing We have grease scrapers available from

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