Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance

Water Board Compliance Order

In 2013, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board (Water Board) ordered Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) to fix old, cracked sanitary sewer pipes. Many pipes are in need of repair to prevent the infiltration of rainwater, which can overwhelm the wastewater collection system and treatment plant, leading to sanitary sewer overflows in the community or discharges of partially treated wastewater into the San Francisco Bay.

Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance

The Water Board's order compelled RVSD to phase in a Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance (PSL) beginning in June 2014. Affected property owners must obtain certification from RVSD that their PSLs are leak-free.

RVSD Bypass Pumping During Rain Event

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  1. Who is Affected
  2. Effective Dates
  3. Triggers for Compliance
  4. Complying
  5. Fees

RVSD's service area covers properties in the City of Larkspur, Town of Ross, Town of San Anselmo, Town of Fairfax, and the unincorporated areas within the boundaries including Sleepy Hollow, Kentfield, Fairfax, San Anselmo and Greenbrae. If you own a property in any of these areas, the Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance applies to you.