Salida Sanitary District
6200 Pirrone Road
Phone: (209)545-4987
FAX: (209)545-1522
Mail: P.O. Box 445, Salida, CA 95368
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The community of Salida is Stanislaus County's largest unincorporated area. Surrounded by agriculture the district serves a population of 13,000. Besides the operation of the wastewater treatment plant the district also maintains the collection system and lift stations necessary to convey wastewater from your home or business to the treatment plant.

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The district treats wastewater using an "Intermittent Cycle Extended Aeration System". Organisms naturally present in the wastewater are propagated through extended aeration in specially designed holding tanks. These organisms decompose the organic substances in the wastewater. Using a computer controlled system the proper amount of aeration and settling results in a clear final effluent. Solids (biosolids) settled during the water treatment process are pumped to holding tanks for eventual dewatering and drying in the solar buildings. The solar driers heat the biosolids creating a dry high nutrient material meeting the most stringent EPA standards making them suitable for land application practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I start up sewer service?

A: Sewer service charges are collected with the property tax for the parcel. There is no need to set up an account with Salida Sanitary District. The owner of the property will receive a tax statement from Stanislaus County that lists the sewer service charges for the property.

Q: Can I dump cooking oils, grease and fats down the drain?

A: The answer is NO! Cooking oils, grease and fats are great for cooking and frying and coating pots and pans. BUT, they also clog drain pipes and cause sewer pipes to back up. Keep your pipes running free! Cool down your cooking oil, grease and fat. Pour them into a can not down the drain. Also wipe out pots and pans with a paper towel before doing dishes. You use less soap and do not clog your drains.

Q: What is the most common cause of sewer clogs?

A: People dumping cooking grease and oils down the drain.

Q: What if the line that runs from my house to the sewer main is stopped or broken?

A: Salida Sanitary District Ordinance states, "Users are responsible for maintaining, at their expense, the condition and operation of their respective sewer lines from the point of connection to the lateral to their property line, as well as from the property line to the structure or other facility being served by the sewer service."