The San Vincente Wastewater Service Area primarily covers the San Diego Country Estates and services approximately 3,800 equivalent dwelling units (EDU's) single family residences. The San Vincente Wastewater Reclamation Plant (SVWWRP) is capable of treating 800,000 gallons per day of sewer flow or approximately 4,000 EDU's. The recycled water produced by the plant is used to irrigate the San Vincente Golf Course and an avocado grove.

The Santa Maria Wastewater Service Area serves approximately 4,200 EDU's in the downtown area of Ramona. The Santa Maria Wastewater Reclamation plant (SMWWRP) is capable of treating 1,000,000 gallons per day of sewer flow.  The recycled water produced by the plant is used to irrigate the Mt. Woodson Golf Course and to irrigate spray fields near range land Road and Highland Valley Road.

RMWD Collections Division

Department Description and Purpose

The primary responsibility of the Collections Department is to maintain the integrity of the District's collection system, which consists of approximately 100 miles of sanitary sewer lines, 1,543 manholes, 5 pump stations, and an inverted siphon. In addition to cleaning over 350,000 feet of sewer lines per year, the Collections crew conducts video inspections and maintains records of the sewer lines condition; is instrumental in establishing repair and replacement priorities; and handles investigation, Digialert (underground) line locating, regulatory reporting, and claims for infrequent sewer overflows.

Goals and Objectives

  • Zero overflows.
  • Continue aggressive sewer line cleaning - on average 30,000 feet per month.
  • Continue digital video inspection - one-fifth of the District per year.
  • Courteous and timely response to customer calls.
  • Proactive participation in sewer line repair and replacement.
  • Maintain zero lost time injuries.

If you still have questions, you may check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) link, or contact the Collections Supervisor at (760) 788-2288.

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