Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)

On May 2, 2006, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted Waste Discharge Order (WDR) No. 2006-0003-DWQ, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems. The WDR requires that all public wastewater collection system agencies in California with more than one mile of sewer pipe be regulated and mandates that the agencies/cities prepare a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) following the guidelines set forth in the WDR.

In April 2009, the City of Huntington Beach City Council approved the first version of the SSMP. The City Council will consider the Updated SSMP at the March 15, 2022 Regular Meeting.

The SSMP prepared by the Public Works Department in 2009 outlines and documents the activities that we utilize to manage our wastewater collection system effectively. Effective management of a collection system includes:

The overall goal of the SSMP is to protect water quality, eliminate or substantially reduce preventable SSOs, and to protect public health and the environment.

The City of Huntington Beach’s SSMP and supporting documents can be viewed through the links below:

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) 2022

Appendix A: SWRCB Order No. 2006-DWQ

Appendix B: Municipal Codes

Appendix C: Enhanced Cleaning Locations v2

Appendix D: Sewer Lateral Program

Appendix E: Certifications

Appendix F: Sewer Master Plan (2003)

Appendix G: Sewer Capacity Analysis (2009)

Appendix H: Sewer Lift Station Priority List

Appendix I: Overflow Response Plan

Appendix J: FOG Impact Study

Appendix K: FOG Training Manual



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After hours dial (714) 960 - 8825



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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Public Works Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5431
Fax: (714) 374-1573

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