City’s sewer system now satisfactory: Baykeeper terminates consent decree after San Carlos overhauls sewer system

San Mateo Daily Journal

Seven years after San Carlos promised to reduce the number of city sewer overflows in a settlement agreement with San Francisco Baykeeper, the nonprofit has deemed the city’s sewer system improvements meet its standards for protecting Bay Area waterways.

Increasing the size of more than 18,000 feet of sewer main pipes, rehabilitating over 27,000 feet of them, and rehabilitating and replacing 100 manholes, are among the improvements the city has taken on since 2010, when Baykeeper filed a lawsuit against the city for endangering residents and Bay Area waterways with sewage overflows. .