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San Mateo Public Works Department Holds Community Meetings on Potential Locations for Underground Wastewater Storage

If you are following the discussion about the Clean Water Program and potential locations for underground wastewater storage, then please take the time to attend one of these two meetings taking place on October 4th and 6th at San Mateo City Hall. This is an important conversation for our community, and San Mateo city official appreciate your input while we are making decisions.

The city of San Mateo invites members of all San Mateo neighborhoods to attend upcoming community meetings regarding underground wastewater storage to address the City’s issue of sanitary sewer overflows. During these meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about various topics pertaining to wastewater management and storage and provide input on potential storage location alternatives and the selection process.

Why do we have to consider locations for wastewater storage?

To meet regulatory requirements and to fulfill key components of the Clean Water Program, the City must address wastewater (sanitary sewer) overflows that occur during heavy rains. The City’s Public Works Department is considering potential locations for wastewater storage (in the form of underground basins or tunnels) that, when constructed, will help eliminate these overflows, protect public health and water quality of the SF Bay, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

Please attend the following community meetings

Both take place in Council Chambers at San Mateo City Hall – 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016; 6:30-8:30pm;
  • Thursday, October 6, 2016; 6:30-8:30pm;

If you are unable to attend the meetings, copies of the presentations will be posted on the Clean Water Program website a few days after the meetings.

About the Clean Water Program

The Clean Water Program is a comprehensive plan to upgrade the aging wastewater collection and treatment system with advanced infrastructure that will protect the Bay and provide reliable services for years to come.

For additional information on the Clean Water Program or if you are unable to attend the meetings, please visit