WASTEWATER

Water that flows from kitchens and bathrooms inside local homes and businesses can contain harmful organisms and substances that present potential health and environmental hazards. Our job is to collect that wastewater, draw it safely away from your property and transport it for processing that eliminates these potential hazards.

The District owns and operates the wastewater treatment plant that serves Fairfield, Suisun City and Travis Air Force Base. Water that drains from kitchens and bathrooms inside local homes and businesses flows to the wastewater treatment plant, where it is cleansed through various biological and chemical steps.

The wastewater collection system is designed somewhat like a tree. The smallest-diameter branch sewers in city streets are connected to individual homes and small businesses. Several branch lines connect to main sewers that serve entire neighborhoods or business districts. They, in turn, feed into larger diameter trunk lines that lead into our treatment facility.