Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside Reports Zero Sewer Spills On The Coastside In 2018

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The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) announced that sewer spills on the Coastside were at an historic low, zero in 2018, thanks to the dedication, hard work, and proactive measures taken by management and staff.

“As part of its 2017 Strategic Plan, SAM committed to making operational and maintenance changes to achieve zero sewer spills within the Coastside area that it serves. I am so proud of what SAM has accomplished. Our service model is to act as one organization serving the Coastside community, provide quality collection system maintenance services, ensure that staff stay current with industry best practices, and ensure that we can respond to service calls in a timely manner. This achievement is the result hard work, training, and commitment by SAM staff as well as the support of the SAM Board of Directors.” Beverli A. Marshall, General Manager

The Coastside’s combined wastewater collection systems (owned by the City of Half Moon Bay, Granada Community Services District, and Montara Water & Sanitary District and serviced by SAM) consists of approximately 10 miles of pressure force main, 90 miles of gravity collection system piping and 17 lift stations. In addition, SAM owns and operates 6 miles of pressure force main, two miles of gravity sewer pipe, three pump stations, and a wastewater treatment facility.