In 2007, Town of Hillsborough Pubic Works staff initiated the first Sanitary Sewer Management Plan in response to State Water Resources Board Order No. 2006-0003-DWQ. The SSMP seeks to document the Public Works Department's routine sewer system collection practices. Staff revised the plan in 2014, and the Town of Hillsborough City Council accepted the revisions on March 10, 2014.
The Fiscal Year 2013-2014 revisions to the SSMP are robust and comprehensive, and represent the Public Works Department's concerted efforts to improve its maintenance and management of the sewer collection system. Staff reexamined, reevaluated, updated, and improved the previous SSMP to best reflect he current Public Works Department organization, its improved practices, and the RWQCB's recommendations.
California Integrated Water Quality System Project (CIWQS)
The California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) is a computer system used by the State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards to track information about places of environmental interest, manage permits and other orders, track inspections, and manage violations and enforcement activities. CIWQS also allows online submittal of information by Permittees within certain programs and makes data available to the public through reports.
In compliance with State Water Resources Control Board’s Order 2013-0058-EXEC Monitoring and Reporting Program, Hillsborough reports enters detailed sanitary sewer overflows to the State and public in CIWQS.