Why did the SACWSD Inspector collect a water sample during the inspection of my facility?
The SACWSD is required to sample any facility that maintains a pretreatment device (grease or sand/oil interceptor) discharging to the District’s sanitary sewer. In addition, sampling may be required in response to any discharge or sewer problems in the area.

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1. Where can I dispose of my unwanted medications in a safe and environmentally responsible manner?
2. Why is it necessary for my facility to obtain a Wastewater Discharge Permit?
3. Why is the SACWSD conducting an inspection of my facility?
4. Is my facility required by law to allow access to the SACWSD Inspector?
5. Are the SACWSD IPP Inspectors required to make an appointment prior to inspecting my facility?
6. Why has the SACWSD required my facility to install a Sand/Oil or Grease Interceptor?
7. Why does the SACWSD Inspector need to know my facility’s production rate?
8. What are the steps the SACWSD may take if I deny the inspector access to my facility?
9. Who else (other than the SACWSD) is going to have access to the facility information I have provided the SACWSD during their inspection of my facility?
10. How often is the SACWSD required to inspect my facility?
11. Why did the SACWSD Inspector collect a water sample during the inspection of my facility?
12. What parameters are the samples that were taken from my facility going to be analyzed for?
13. Does the SACWSD analyze the samples obtained from my facility at their own in-house laboratory?
14. Why is my facility required to pay the invoice for any sampling and analytical work that was completed for my facility by the SACWSD?
15. How do I complete the Wastewater Questionnaire that has been required for my facility?
16. Whom do I contact if I observe someone dumping something down a manhole?