Spill Prevention & Response
Lake Arrowhead Community Services District provides sewer (wastewater) collection services though out Lake Arrowhead and surrounding areas. To learn more about how wastewater is treated please refer to Wastewater Treatment.
The District is responsible for providing sewer service to more than 10.000 wastewater connections and maintaining more than 200 miles of pipelines. Preventing sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) and responding quickly and effectively if one occurs, are critical to protecting public health, property and the environment.
Even with a vigilant prevention program, spills can still occur. If that happens, District staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, to take care of the problem. To report sewer smells, leaks, and spills call 909-336-7100.
- SSO’s can be caused by blockages in the pipes, vandalism, unexpected pipe breaks, and even power outages.
- The District works to contain the spill, make repairs, restore service and clean up the affected area as quickly as possible.
Lake Arrowhead Community Services District has a comprehensive program in place to prevent sewer spills.
- We keep the sewer system well maintained by conducting daily pipe cleaning and manhole inspections throughout the District.
- We use video cameras to monitor sewer pipes using a closed circuit television system.
- We use overflow sensors at key sewer system locations.
- We also work to raise awareness among the public about the problems caused by putting food and household products down the drain and planting landscaping near underground pipes, and with restaurants and other businesses to comply with rules about what goes down the drain.
- We work to secure areas that are at high risk for vandalism.
Protecting public health, the environment and property are our top priority.
- We work closely with other government agencies to ensure the proper authorities are notified quickly and clean up actions are initiated without delay.
- We make every effort to not interrupt water and sewer service for our residents and businesses during repairs.
To view reported spills visit California Environmental Protection Agency State Water Resources Control Board.