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OFD Training Burn

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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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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toilet and dollar signs

The current OPUD water rate translates to $0.0016 per gallon, which may not seem worth worrying about. However, a leaking toilet runs 24-hours per day or 1,440 minutes per day. Depending on the severity of the leak, the leak rate can be from 0.5 to 2 gallons per minute. Even if the leak is only 1 gallon per minute, the cost per day is $2.31 and the cost per month is $69.30. If OPUD imposes fines for excessive water consumption as required by the proposed new law scheduled for adoption by the State Water Resources Control Board on May 5th, the cost of that leaky toilet could go even higher than $69.30 per month.

In contrast, a new flapper valve to fix a leaky toilet cost about $10 and should last at least two years.

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