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  • Wastewater

    • Why do we need a Collection System and Wastewater Plant?

  • Wastewater - Collections

    • How can I prevent sanitary sewer backups or overflows?

    • How large is the City’s Wastewater Collection System?

    • I live in Vandenberg Village, and there is water spilling onto my property, whom do I call?

    • I live in Vandenberg Village. Who do I contact if I notice a sanitary sewer backup, overflow, or other sewer issue?

    • If I plan on digging on my property, whom do I call?

    • There’s water spilling onto my property, or a large amount of standing water, whom do I call?

    • What is a private lateral or a lateral?

    • What is a sanitary sewer clean-out?

    • What is a Wastewater Collection System?

    • What is the difference between a storm drain system and a sanitary sewer collection system?

    • Where can I find standard wastewater construction drawings or specifications?

    • Who do I contact if I notice a sanitary sewer backup, overflow, or sewer other sewer issue?

    • Who do I contact to find where my lateral is located?

  • Wastewater - Conservation

    • Does the City currently offer rebates?

  • Wastewater - Operations

    • Does the Wastewater Plant offer tours to the public?

    • How does the treatment process work?

    • How does the Wastewater Treatment Plant control odors?

    • How is the effluent quality different now than before the Wastewater Plant Upgrade?

    • How much wastewater is processed by the Lompoc Regional Wastewater Reclamation Plant?

    • Where does the water go after it’s been treated?

    • Who discharges to the Lompoc Regional Wastewater Reclamation Plant?

  • Wastewater - Pretreatment

    • Can I put a deodorizer in my grease trap/interceptor to control the odor?

    • Do I need a grease trap or interceptor?

    • Does the City offer educational seminars or training?

    • How do I find a certified laboratory?

    • I suspect roots are growing in my lateral. Can I use something to control or dissolve the roots?

    • I was issued a Notice of Violation. What happens if I don’t comply?

    • What are BMPs?

    • What are the Local Discharge Limits?

    • Where do I get a Wastewater Discharge Permit Application?

    • Who do I contact to find out if I need a Wastewater Discharge Permit?

  • Wastewater - Utility Billing

    • Who do I contact if I have a billing question?


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