Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)

On May 2, 2006, the California State Water Resources Control Board adopted Waste Discharge Order (WDR) No. 2006-0003-DWQ, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewer Systems. The WDR requires that all public wastewater collection system agencies in California with more than one mile of sewer pipe be regulated and mandates that the agencies/cities prepare a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) following the guidelines set forth in the WDR.

In April 2009, the City of Huntington Beach City Council approved the first version of the SSMP.

The SSMP prepared by the Public Works Department in 2009 outlines and documents the activities that we utilize to manage our wastewater collection system effectively. Effective management of a collection system includes:

The overall goal of the SSMP is to protect water quality, eliminate or substantially reduce preventable SSOs, and to protect public health and the environment.

The City of Huntington Beach’s SSMP and supporting documents can be viewed through the links below:

Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) 2009

Appendix A: SWRCB Order No. 2006-0003

Appendix B: Municipal Codes

Appendix C: FOG Control Program

Appendix D: Preventive Maintenance Program

Appendix E: Training Certificates

Appendix F: Overflow Emergency Response Plan

Appendix G: FOG Impact Study

Appendix H: BMP Training Manual for FSEs

Appendix I: 2003 Sewer Master Plan

Appendix J: 2008 Sewer Capacity Analysis

Appendix K: Sewer Lift Station Priority List

Appendix L: Public Outreach



The City is currently in the process of making revisions to the existing SSMP, once completed it will be available in this website.



Call (714) 960-8861 Monday - Friday (7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

After hours dial (714) 960 - 8825



Submit an Online SERVICE REQUEST to report Non-Emergency Sewer Issues

Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

Electronic Plan Submission Portal

Click here for the Huntington Beach Plan Submission Portal

Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Public Works Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5431
Fax: (714) 374-1573
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