Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)


The State of California requires publicly owned sanitary sewer systems to develop and implement a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), including measures to control and mitigate sewer spills. The District maintains and periodically audits and updates its SSMP pursuant to the State requirements. 

The SSMP addresses the following elements:

  1. Goal
  2. Organization
  3. Legal Authority
  4. Operation and Maintenance Program
  5. Design and Performance Provisions
  6. Overflow Emergency Response Plan
  7. Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Control Program
  8. System Evaluation and Capacity Assurance Plan
  9. Monitoring, Measurement, and Program Modifications
  10. SSMP Program Audits
  11. Communication Program

You may access the City’s current SSMP by clicking on the link below. 

Hi-Desert Water District Water Reclamation Facility Sewer System Management Plan

SSMP Attachments:

Attachment A1Documentation of Board of Director's Approval
Attachment A2
Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems
Attachment A3Order No. WQ 2013-0058-EXEC
Attachment B1Directory of Positions Responsible for Collection System Management
Attachment B2SSMP Organizational Chart
Attachment C1Chapter 8 Sewer Code
Attachment F1Response and Reporting Procedures for Sanitary Sewer Overflows
Attachment F2Barron Lift Station Emergency Response Plan
Attachment F3Paxton Lift Station Emergency Response Plan
Attachment F4Kickapoo Lift Station Emergency Response Plan
Attachment G1Standard Operating Procedure for Sanitary Sewer Overflow Investigations
Attachment G2 
Standard Operating Procedures for FOG Inspections
Attachment G3HDWD FOG Resolution 21-09

Pursuant to the State Water Board’s General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs), the District is required to audit its SSMP once every two years to ensure continued compliance with the WDRs and effectiveness in addressing sewer spills. The SSMP was approved at the end of 2019 and the District performed an audit in December of 2021. The link to the audit report is posted below.