Agencies Will Now Operate as a Consolidated Sewer Utility

By Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, Members in the News

The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) and Sacramento Area Sewer District (SacSewer) are pleased to announce the legal merger of the two districts into one—resulting in a consolidated sewer utility, called the Sacramento Area Sewer District, effective Jan. 1, 2024. This strategic consolidation combines the second-largest water resource recovery facility of its kind in the nation with California’s second-largest sewage collection utility into a singular organization, streamlining sewage services in the Sacramento region.

While SacSewer and Regional San have been two separate legal entities governed by different Boards of Directors, the two districts provide complementary services in overlapping service areas, serve many of the same customers, and share executive management and support services. With the new merger, policy decisions will be made under one Board of Directors with a shared mission and vision, thereby streamlining and broadening policy and leadership decision-making. The merger also creates unity among our workforce and organizational culture, as well as enhances the ability to recruit and retain the highest quality employees.

“The completion of this merger represents a momentous milestone for SacSewer,” said General Manager Christoph Dobson. “Legally merging the two districts will allow us to provide our customers with the most efficient and effective sewage collection, treatment, and resource recovery services. We are committed to maintaining the high standards of service our customers have come to expect and look forward to a future of innovation and excellence.”

Monthly rates will not change as a result of legally merging the two districts. Customers may notice updated descriptions on their bills to differentiate between “sewage collection” and “sewage treatment and resource recovery” services.

The two organizations will also consolidate their websites with the address for bother being The site will feature service information for customers, and social media outreach platforms will be combined.