Speeding up Mother Nature's work

Roseville operates a wastewater utility to purify and treat water before it's delivered back to the environment.

  • Operate two wastewater treatment facilities that have the capacity to treat up to 30 million gallons of water daily
  • Maintain 505 miles of sewer mainlines, 246 miles of sewer laterals and 11,195 manholes
  • Deliver one million gallons of recycled water annually

Roseville's sewer system protects local creeks and river water quality and meets federal standards at the lowest possible cost.

Help with your service

Call us first. We will take care of the next step together.

If you experience sewer backup issues, contact your wastewater collections staff at (916) 774-5750 to evaluate the next step.

This service is available, paid through the monthly rates for wastewater services. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As a service, a crew will check to see if the backup is in the city’s main or service. If it is, we will clear the blockage. However, if the blockage is in the lateral serving the residence or business, it is the resident's/business owner’s responsibility to clear any blockage in their lateral line, which connects their property to the City’s.

Living sewer smart

Save your pipes and help protect the sewer system and the environment from unnecessary interruptions. 

  • Fats, Oils & Grease - ​One of the most important things you can do to keep your sewer pipes clear is to properly dispose of fats, oils, and grease.
  • Flushable wipes - ​Disposable disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, and even “flushable” wipes cause serious problems in the sanitary sewer system.
  • Tree roots - they seek out water. That's why planting near sewer pipes isn't a good idea.


More on how to keep your sewer system flowing


 

Sewer System Management Plan

The State Water Resources Control Board requires public agencies that own or operate sanitary sewer systems to develop and implement a Sewer System Management Plan  to reduce the potential for overflows. Agencies are required to report all overflows to the the State Water Board's public online database.

Environmental Utilities has developed a Sewer System Management Plan to minimize sewage spills and measures to effectively clean them up and report them.

View the Sewer System Management Plan

Tour a plant

You know where it comes from, but where does the water go once it goes down the drain? Find out by joining us on an educational tour of Pleasant Grove wastewater treatment plant. We conduct group tours for free on specific dates and times.

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Business customers

Food service establishments in Roseville generate a tremendous amount of fats, oils and grease everyday by preparing and serving food to thousands of customers. If not properly disposed, fats, oils and grease can damage and even clog local sewer system, causing a sewer overflow.

To report a sewer overflow, please call 774-5750 immediately.

Resources

South Placer Wastewater Authority

The South Placer Wastewater Authority operates under a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Roseville, South Placer Municipal District and Placer County.

The South Placer Wastewater Authority is primarily a funding authority responsible for overseeing the Capital Improvement Program for the Authority members and providing service to the members inside the 2005 Service Area Boundary.

View more information, meeting agendas and financial statements
Pleasant Grove Wastewater Plant
We operate two wastewater treatment facilities in Roseville. One of which is a regional facility that purifies water for residences and businesses in west Placer.