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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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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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