LOCAL NEWS AND EVENTS
Thank you, Volunteers!
Because of you, we removed around 7,640 lbs. of trash and recyclables in the Cities of Suisun City and Fairfield on Coastal Cleanup Day last weekend.
The event occurs every year on the third Saturday of September, and countywide more than 2,500 volunteers annually remove at least 20,000 pounds of trash, litter, and recyclables from Solano County parks, trails, waterways, and roadsides.
Collected items included cigarette filters, plastic bottles, food takeout containers, grocery bags, e-waste, and tires. Some of the most unusual items found in our streams this year included TVs, a giant teddy bear, a toolbox, a $20 bill, oyster shells, and an expensive watch.
Your commitment to maintaining a clean environment makes a difference. Please join us again during our Earth Day Cleanup event in April 2023!
Joga Chizer – Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District’s Senior Lab Technician
Featured in the coveted Treatment Plant Operator (TPO) magazine, Joga tells his journey from humble beginnings in India to arriving in the Land of Opportunity where he builds his career in the wastewater industry. Great job, Joga!
Read more (news post) about his amazing story and how proud we are to have him on our team.
Nicole Van Aken – Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District’s Laboratory Manager
BACWA honors Nicole for her outstanding leadership, communication skills, technical expertise and dedication to improving the health of the San Francisco Bay. Congratulations, Nicole!
Read more (news post) about Nicole and why we are proud to have her on our team.
The District’s first priority is the safety and welfare of the public, our staff and families. Due to the ongoing developments as a result of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”), the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District is modifying its operations effective immediately until further notice.
- All non-essential meetings and office visits will be closed to the public.
- Public tours and events are canceled.
- The Board of Directors Meeting will take place in person as scheduled. The meeting is open to the public with social distancing and masking requirements enforced.
- All deliveries are routed to the north gate entry at 2439 Cordelia Road.
Normal wastewater operations and maintenance will continue uninterrupted. Should there be any urgent matters with your sewer, please call the numbers listed on our Contact Us (page). We remain committed to our mission of protecting public health and the environment.
The District will continue to monitor the situation on a national, state and local level. We will keep our site updated as the situation evolves.
VIRTUAL PLANT TOURS
Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District is proud to provide information about the critical role it plays in creating a clean and healthy environment. However, during these unprecedented times of Covid-19, we highly encourage Virtual Plant Tours to continue wastewater treatment education. You may contact us at 707-429-8930 for more information or submit a General Request form (page).
Interested in learning more about gardening essentials through the Our Water Our World program? Check it out on the Educational Program page!
SEWER AND WATER SERVICES
To turn sewer or water services on, contact your City:
Suisun City: 707-421-7320
Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (Contact Us Page)
1010 Chadbourne Rd., Fairfield, CA 94534
During this challenging time, Sewer Maintenance staff is reporting a noticeable increase in non-flushables, paper towels, and plastic in the sewer system this week. This is a friendly reminder that paper towels, wet wipes, baby wipes, cleaning wipes, cosmetic wipes, feminine hygiene products, and diapers should NEVER go in the toilet. If it’s not human waste or toilet paper please don’t flush it! Let’s keep our infrastructure working well!!
The District serves more than 135,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in central Solano County, about 40 miles northeast of San Francisco.
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WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
State and federal laws require all urbanized communities to collect and treat their domestic and industrial wastes. Proper treatment and disposal of sewage is essential to protect public health and prevent pollution of the environment.
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AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
The District is proud of its involvement with a number of professional organizations, including:
THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN PRODUCING AND DISTRIBUTING RECYCLED WATER SINCE 1974
Nearly 400 million gallons of treated wastewater is reused each year for non-edible crop irrigation and dust control.
There are 2 types of recycled water listed in Title 22 of the California code of regulations: RESTRICTED USE and UNRESTRICTED USE. The District currently produces RESTRICTED USE Secondary 23 Recycled water, which can be used for irrigation of non-food crops, as well as freeway landscaping and pasture. RESTRICTED USE Recycled Water can only be used at times and locations where public access is limited.
The District is unable to distribute recycled water to the general public at this time, because our treatment facility is not designed to meet the water quality standards for unrestricted public use.
Here at the District, we continue to investigate and implement approaches that conserve and protect our precious water resources. Treated wastewater is used to irrigate vegetation on the treatment plant site and the treated water we deliver to the Suisun Marsh protects and enhances the natural environment.
Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District is proud to provide information about the critical role it plays in creating a clean and healthy environment.
We also invite you to learn more about how you can join us in improving water quality here in Fairfield and Suisun City, as well as in the fragile downstream environment of the Suisun Marsh and San Francisco Bay. All programs are free of charge and available to the communities we serve. If you would like to arrange a tour of the District’s wastewater treatment plant, schedule a presentation for your group or class, or request information about us, submit a General Request form (new tab) or contact us at: