Department Description and Purpose
The Operations Department is responsible for the 24/7 operation of the District’s sewage treatment plant and biosolids disposal. The plant has an average dry weather flow of 12.2 MGD, with a design flow of 20 MGD. The treatment plant is jointly owned by Oro Loma Sanitary District (75%) and Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSD) (25%). Under long term mutual agreements, CVSD reimburses the District for operations and maintenance costs for wastewater treatment, based on its actual contributory sewage flows (approximately 27%), and 25% for capital costs, based on its ownership interest. In addition to operating the plant, staff is involved in the operation and maintenance of the East Bay Dischargers Authority pump station, Skywest Golf Course water reclamation facilities, laboratory services, pretreatment activities, and compliance with numerous governmental regulations regarding treatment and disposal of wastewater and its byproducts.