Reporting Emergencies

 

Emergencies should be immediately reported by calling 911.

Please report any sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) or dumping incidents, whether accidental or intentional, to the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District or applicable Member Agency at:


South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District (805) 489-6666
South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District
(after hours, weekends, and holidays):
(805) 489-6670
City of Arroyo Grande (805) 473-5460
City of Arroyo Grande
(after hours, weekends, and holidays):
(805) 473-5100
City of Grover Beach (805) 473-4520

City of Grover Beach
(after hours, weekends, and holidays):

(805) 473-4511
Oceano Community Services District
(24 hours per day, 7 days per week):
(805) 481-6730


 

The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District and your applicable Member Agency are on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by either Staff or an emergency answering service.

 

A SSO or dumping incident is any pollutant discharge to the environment or storm drain system, which includes the street, gutter, and waterways, such as the Arroyo Grande Creek. SSOs and dumping incidents are also defined as any discharge to the sanitary sewer, which exceeds pollutant limits or causes hazardous conditions to City workers, the sanitary sewer collection system, or the wastewater treatment facility.

 

Examples of SSOs or dumping incidents, which occur in residential neighborhoods, include the discharge of the following:

  • used motor oil
  • swimming pool, fountain, and spa water
  • paint or paint thinners
  • leftover concrete or construction debris
  • fertilizers and pesticides
  • grease and solvents
  • sediment or saw cut slurry
  • litter, refuse, and debris

Examples of SSOs or dumping incidents, which occur at commercial businesses or industrial facilities, include the discharge of the following:

  • restaurant mat wash water or greasy wastes
  • mop water or carpet cleaning water
  • automotive fluids
  • soapy car wash water to the storm drain from a vehicle service facility
  • wastewater to the sanitary sewer that is too acidic or corrosive
  • wastewater to the sanitary sewer that exceeds pollutant limits
  • litter, refuse, and debris

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Informational Flyer

 

 

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