Laguna County Sanitation District
Overview of the Sanitation District
The Division's largest utility is the Laguna County Sanitation District, a dependent special district of the County. The District operates a wastewater reclamation plant serving the community of Orcutt and portions of unincorporated southern Santa Maria. The plant is located at the end of Dutard Road west of Black Road. The district serves approximately 11,700 connections and currently collects, treats and disposes of 3.7 million gallons of wastewater per day (mgd). Waste water is generated primarily from domestic sources with minor contributions from commercial establishments. The district maintains one pump station and 128 miles of collection system. All of the water is recycled and used for irrigation purposes.
The plant is rated for 3.7 mgd and is regulated by the Regional Water Quality Control Board in San Luis Obispo under Waste Discharge Requirements and Master Reclamation Permit Order 01-042. Effluent is treated to disinfected tertiary levels and includes screening, primary clarification, biofiltration, secondary clarification, membrane filtration (including reverse osmosis for a portion of the flow) and ultraviolet irradiation. Reverse osmosis concentrate is disposed into a class 1 non-hazardous injection well. Permeate is irrigated on district land and off-site locations.
The district office is located in the North County Public Works Department offices at 620 West Foster Road in Santa Maria. For questions, please contact County staff members at (805) 803-8750.
FOG Permit Additional Handouts and Information
2014-07-07_Grease Control Device Pumping Record
2016-LCSD-Grease Trap Pumpers
2016-17-One Page BMP-Laguna
2017-LCSD-Grease Trap Maintenance Instructions
2017-LCSD-GreaseTrap Cleaning Log
Reclamation Plant Master Plan (Warning, this file is 23 MB)
LCSD Review of Surface Water Disposal (Warning, this file is 27 MB)
Feasibility Study of Treated Wastewater (Warning, this file is 48 MB)
District service fees and connection fees for fiscal year 2021-22 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) are the following:
Capacity (connection) fee for single residential unit: $8,429
Commercial capacity fees are based on facility type and size.
Trunk sewer line residential fee (Dutard/Solomon): $1,076
Trunk sewer line residential fee (Bradley/Solomon): $2,905
Residential connection fees are based on facility type and size.
Sewer utility charges (billed on the tax rolls)
Single Residential Unit: $1,088.65/year or $90.72/month
Condominium/Apartment: $884.39/year or $73.70/month