What are the consequences of a sewer overflow?
Sewer overflows present not only a public health concern, but can compromise local waterways. When the downstream treatment plants become overloaded during heavy rains, it can lead to unpermitted discharges of wastewater into San Francisco Bay. Hillsborough and other communities in the Bay Area are working to maintain and upgrade their sewer laterals, mains, and treatment plans to protect our water resources.

A report on the Alternatives for Sanitary Sewer Capital Improvements was presented to the Hillsborough City Council in April 2008.

For more information, visit the Sewer Smart website.

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1. How can I help the town maintain the system?
2. How does the town collect and treat our sewage?
3. What are the consequences of a sewer overflow?
4. What can I do to prevent sewer backups in the town?
5. What can I put in the toilet or drain?
6. What causes sewer line backups?
7. What services does the town provide?
8. Why does my sewer lateral require regular servicing?
9. What action has the town taken to resolve the capacity issues?