For Sanitary Sewer Overflow Emergencies, call (650) 780-7464
Who We Are
Within the Public Works Services (PWS) Department, the Wastewater Division is a diverse workforce that takes pride in maintaining the City of Redwood City’s wastewater infrastructure. The division is comprised of three sections: sewer, storm, and street cleaning.
The sewer section operates, maintains, and repairs approximately 194 miles of public sewer mains, 82 miles of public laterals and 31 lift stations.
The storm division is responsible for operation and maintenance of public creeks and lagoons, and approximately 13 miles of storm drain pipes, which consist of over four miles of culverts, 2,500 drain inlets and 19 pump stations.
The street cleaning division is responsible for the entire City’s street sweeping operation. Street sweeping routes are strategically divided into 20 districts which are cleaned once per month.
All members of the Wastewater Division are certified through the California Water Environment Association, and are cross trained to assist other PWS divisions when needed. Members also attend various workshops and training to stay abreast of the latest tools and equipment, industry trends, and local, state and federal laws.
All of Redwood City’s wastewater is treated by Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) at their wastewater treatment facility in Redwood Shores. SVCW provides secondary treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater from various cities and communities in the region, and produces Redwood City’s recycled water.