Responsibilities The Wastewater Division is responsible for protecting public health and safety by ensuring that wastewater is properly collected, treated, and discharged. This includes the planning, design, maintenance, and repair of all sanitary sewer mains and sewer lift stations within the city.
Wastewater System Needs
On February 6, 2019, City staff presented the City Council with a status update relating to repairs and improvements needed for the Wastewater System. The City Council will be considering rate increases related to funding repairs to the City's aging wastewater infrastructure. More information on this process can be found at the links below. - February 6, 2019 - City Council Report - Wastewater System Needs
Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent from the collection system is transported via an interceptor to the Wastewater Treatment Plant located in the City of Gilroy, where it is treated and discharged. This plant is owned and operated by the South County Regional Wastewater Authority (SCRWA), under a Joint Powers Agreement with the Cities of Morgan Hill and City of Gilroy.
2018 Sanitary Sewer Management Plan The 2018 Sanitary Sewer Management Plan (SSMP) is intended to update the City’s 2009 SSMP, to be in compliance with the GWDR which require that SSMP's be updated every 5 years. The 2018 SSMP was approved by City Council on February 21, 2018, and is the guiding document to ensure regulatory compliance for sanitary sewer system management. In developing and approving this plan, the City is indicating its commitment to managing the sanitary sewer system in a manner to protect water quality and public health as appropriate.