Prevent Sewer System Backups
The recent heavy and persistent rains have been challenging for homeowners, as well as for West Valley Sanitation District, which has been experiencing extremely high flows in the collection system. West Valley Sanitation District would like to remind homeowners that the disposal of stormwater in the sewer collection system is not allowed and will result in the system being unable to carry out its purpose of wastewater collection, such as toilet flushing.
Please do not discharge sump pump drainage into the home sewer system or connect storm drains to the wastewater system. Preventing stormwater from entering the wastewater collection system will ensure reliable collection and operation of each residential home's toilets, sinks, and showers. Your help to prevent stormwater from entering the wastewater sewer system will help prevent backups from occurring, making you unable to use your home's drain system.
West Valley Sanitation District provides wastewater collection, transport, and disposal services for two-thirds of Saratoga, as well as the Cities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and areas of the County.