SMD 3 Regional Sewer Pipeline Project
Ribbon Cutting Event
Placer County invites the public to join in celebrating the completion of the SMD 3 Regional Sewer Project. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the former wastewater treatment plant site, located at 4928 Auburn Folsom Road, on April 24th at 1 p.m.
Placer County is constructing a sewer pipeline and pump station to convey wastewater from Sewer Maintenance District 3 (SMD 3), located in the Horseshoe Bar area of Loomis, to the existing Sewer Maintenance District 2 (SMD 2) sewer collection system, located in Granite Bay, for treatment at the Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Roseville and, ultimately, decommissioning the SMD 3 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). This project will bring the sewer district into compliance with State standards and will be accomplished with no increase to sewer rates.
The Board of Supervisors certified the environmental document for the project on November 27, 2012.
The sewer pipeline will be installed along Auburn Folsom Road for approximately 2.5 miles, extending from the SMD 3 WWTP near Dick Cook Road to existing sewer pipelines near Twin Rocks Road. The new pump station will be constructed on the existing SMD 3 WWTP site.
- November 2013 to August 2014: Pump Station Construction
- November 2013 to June 2014: Pipeline Construction
- December 2014: Cease Discharge to Miner's Ravine
- December 2014 to March 2015: Plant Decommissioning
Current Project funding includes $3.9 million in grant funds from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, a $900,000 General Fund contribution approved by the Board of Supervisors in June 2009, and a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan* for the remaining $9.7 million in Project costs.
Funding for this project has been provided in full or in part through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control board. The contents of this document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the State Water Resources Control board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. (Government Code Section 7550, 40 CFR Section 31.20.)
In addition, the project is being undertaken, in part, as part of the settlement of an enforcement action by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.