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Department of Public Works

Help Prevent Spills
Residential Sewer – General Information

What is a Sanitary Sewer System?

The term "sanitary sewer" refers to sewer pipes that carry wastewater from your indoor plumbing, including sinks, clothes and dish washers, and bathrooms. There are three separate piping systems: the sewer (wastewater) systems, the drinking water system that supplies you with potable water, and the storm drain system that carries away rain water. These three systems are separate from one another both physically and legally for public health reasons. The Olivehurst Public Utility District operates drinking water and wastewater systems; the storm drain system is under the purview of the Yuba County Public Works Department.

How Olivehurst Public Utility District’s Sewer System Works

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Fire Training

The Olivehurst Public Utility District Fire Department now offers the “Safe Home Inspection Program” to aid in fire prevention and protection.

During a Safe Home Inspection, our highly experienced personnel will walk you through the most common fire and life safety hazards, provide information and ideas that will reduce the possibility of an emergency in the home, and help identify any existing issues so that they may be corrected right away.Some examples of items we will check are smoke detectors and batteries, safe storage of chemicals and cleaning supplies, dryer lint traps, and much more. Prevention ideas include proper labeling of the breaker panel, having and practicing an escape plan, and suggestions for good housekeeping habits. Program pamphlets are available at the station.Let’s work together to protect our families! Call the Department and request a FREE inspection of your home today!

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3908 Mary Avenue

The OPUD solar project at the Olivehurst wastewater treatment plant came online in July of 2012. The 5-acre facility produces approximately 840 kilowatts of electricity or about 1800 megawatt hours per year. The system incorporates 5,253 photo voltaic modules.

The estimated value of the power produced is $321,663 per year. The system is a ground mount tracking solar system, which means the panels rotate with the position of the sun to maximize production. OPUD estimates is will save $2.8 million in electricity costs over the next 20-years of Olivehurst wastewater solar array operation.

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