Emergency Contact: (415) 259-2949
Protecting Public Health & The Environment

Private Laterals

Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance

In June of 2014, the District adopted an Ordinance regulating the maintenance of private sewer laterals.  The Ordinance contains testing and inspection requirements dependent upon specific triggers, such as property sale and remodels.  Please click here to find out how this Ordinance might affect you.


Lateral Replacement Grant Program

Please click here to view our current Lateral Replacement Grant Program (LRGP) guide.  Changes will occur periodically.  You can be assured of having the most current information by using the program guide posted here or by contacting the District.

RVSD has allocated the following funds to the LRGP for FY2015-16.  *Applications will begin to be accepted on July 1, 2015.

Total FY2014-15 Allocation: $700,000

Total Funds Allocated to Date: $383,500

Total Funds Available*: $316,500           

Allocated funds have replaced 14,325 linear feet of lateral pipelines in 191 projects, fiscal year to date.

Figures are updated weekly.

Click here to view Resolution 15-1493, establishing the framework and guidelines for the Lateral Replacement Grant Program


Lateral Replacement Loan Program

RVSD recently adopted Ordinance No. 70, approving a loan program to assist ratepayers with the cost of replacing their private sewer laterals.  Upon adoption, the Board allocated $600,000 to the program for FY2015/16 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016).  Applications for loans are now being accepted.  Please click here for a Program Guide containing the details of the Loan Program.

District's Newsletter

The District is issuing a monthly newsletter to keep our community informed on important activities related to wastewater utility service.  The newsletter has been temporarily suspended pending an update on form and content based upon recommendations from the District's Ad Hoc Committee for Outreach and Education.  Please click here for the most current newsletter, and click here to visit our archive of past newsletters.

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Emergency - Contact Information

If you have a private property sewer emergency please contact a plumber as soon as possible. Please download a list of licensed contractors familiar with district policies and programs.

If you have a public sewer emergency such as a man-hole overflow or observe sewer water flowing into a waterway, please contact us immediately.

Emergency: (415) 259-2949

On Call Pager: (415) 838-0800

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Construction Project Updates

More detailed information on RVSD's current construction projects can be found by clicking here.

Current Projects Include:

FY 2014/15 Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects in San Anselmo


Professional Services Requests for Proposal (RFPs)

No current RFPs

News Releases & Information

Visit our Newsroom for additional information.

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