Our City Services

  • City workers pumping sewage from manhole by a sidewalk
  • City Workers Pumping sewage from storm drain

The City's Sanitary Sewer Maintenance insures the environment and public health are protected by maintaining 274.77 miles of sanitary sewer collection system pipeline and 11 Sanitary Sewer Lift Stations, in a safe, reliable, and sanitary condition.

The Wastewater Division of the Public Works Department is in charge of developing and implementing the maintenance goals in the activities. The Engineering and Transportation Department provides engineering services for development and implementation of capital improvement projects and sets standards for design and construction specifications. For questions regarding Wastewater Division activities please call (831) 758-7103.


The goal is to perform maintenance and repairs to the infrastructure which contribute to the health of the region and present a clean, safe, and sanitary environment for residents, businesses, and visitors to the City of Salinas.

Effective management of a collection system includes:

  • Minimizing the number and impact of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs)
  • Providing adequate sewer capacity to convey peak flows, and
  • Maintaining and improving the condition of the collection system infrastructure to provide reliable service into the future.

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