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Sanitary Sewer Overview
The City of San José is responsible for administering pretreatment programs on behalf of the eight tributary agencies (the cities of San José, Santa Clara and Milpitas; Cupertino Sanitary District; West Valley Sanitation District including Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga; County Sanitation Districts 2-3; and Burbank Sanitary District) whose sanitary sewer systems discharge to the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.

The City of San José monitors and inspects a variety of facilities to ensure that wastewater discharges are within legal limits, and to minimize pollutants of concern entering the sanitary sewer system, helping protect the quality of the San Francisco Bay. Typical businesses that are subject to inspection include restaurants, car washes, metal finishers, semiconductor manufacturers, print shops, dental facilities, and photo processors.

Stormwater Overview
The City of San José regularly inspects a variety of businesses to ensure that they are complying with the policies and regulations to protect the storm drains and creeks. Typical businesses that are subject to stormwater inspections include restaurants, transportation facilities, recycling facilities, metal plating facilities, auto repair shops, construction sites, and a variety of other types of manufacturing and service related businesses that have the potential to pollute stormwater runoff.

Inspection Programs