Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP)
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) adopted Order Number 2006-0003-DWQ, the Sanitary Sewer Systems Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs), which requires all federal and state agencies, municipalities, counties, districts and other public entities that own or operate a wastewater collection system greater than one mile in length to develop and implement a system specific Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP). The SSMP documents how an agency manages its wastewater collection system.
These regulations were developed due to a growing concern about the water quality impacts of sanitary sewer overflows, particularly those that cause beach closures or pose serious health and safety problems. The SSMP is intended to be a living document in which staff will conduct updates every five years to reflect current conditions and knowledge of the system and self audits every two years as required by the order. See the Sewer System Management Plan links below.
For information on SSMP please contact the Public Works Department at (562) 866-9771 ext. 2507. To report a sewer overflow, please contact, Los Angeles County Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District at 1-800-675-HELP (4357).
Sewer System Management Plan Documents
Sewer System Management Plan Audit for the City of Lakewood(PDF, 13MB)
Sewer System Management Plan 2014(PDF, 774KB)
Sewer System Management Plan 2009(PDF, 773KB)