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UTILITIES NEWS & PROJECTS
City Council Rescinds Local Drought Emergency
Last night the San Luis Obispo City Council voted 5-0 to rescind the local drought emergency...
6/21/2017 4:41:54 PM
Recommendation to Close Prado Road Non-Potable Well
In June, 2015, the City Council declared a drought emergency. As part of this action...
5/23/2017 1:32:00 PM
Spring is Mowing Time at Whale Rock Reservior
Everyone who has a lawn knows that it takes hard work to mow and maintain.
5/19/2017 4:37:00 PM
Why Does the City of San Luis Obispo “Flush” Water Mains?
Water main flushing is a routine operation that results in a well maintained water system.
5/18/2017 1:10:00 PM
Not Only During Rainy Season!
5/5/2017 10:21:00 AM
2016 Annual Water Quality Report
The 2016 Annual Water Quality Report for the City of San Luis Obispo has been mailed and is available for review here.
5/2/2017 9:47:00 AM
National Drug Take Back Day
Free drive-thru disposal event
4/26/2017 4:15:50 PM
How do I get rid of used motor oil?
Residential curbside disposal of used oil and oil filters is offered by San Luis Garbage Co. Call them at (805) 543-0875 for more information.
How do I dispose of needles and sharps?
All local pharmacies offer Free containers to dispose of used needles and syringes, lancets and other sharp objects.
What should I do with my broken steam iron, waffle maker, ice cream maker, crock pot, vacuum cleaner, or similar item?
Small electric appliances like these should be disposed of with electronic waste at a Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Why can’t I recycle Styrofoam?
Recycling is driven by the market and product availability. Because expanded polystyrene (the generic name for Styrofoam) is so light, it is not cost effective for the recycling industry to ship and process.
Why is maintaining a private sewer lateral important?
Proper maintenance of a private sewer lateral is important because these lines can clog with roots and grease and can cause a backup inside your property or a spill from the line. A sewage spill can cause damage to your property that is expensive to fix and can cause public and/or environmental health concerns.
A properly maintained private sewer lateral also helps reduce inflow and infiltration into the City's wastewater collection system.
Who is responsible for repairing and maintaining private sewer laterals?Property owners are responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of their property’s sewer lateral from the home or building and including the point of connection with the City’s sewer main.
What is a private sewer lateral?A private sewer lateral is the pipe that drains your sinks, bathtubs, toilets and showers from your home or building to the City’s sewer main.
What about changes to building codes such as requiring rain harvesting and gray water systems for new development?The City recently adopted simplified guidelines for gray water systems and rain collection, but it is not currently a requirement for new development.