• Sanitary District 5: Serving Tiburon and Belvedere, CA

    Sanitary District 5: Serving Tiburon and Belvedere, CA

    The District serves over 3,500 households, collecting, processing, and treating wastewater in accordance with State and Federal Regulations under a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit.

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Oct
27

SANITARY DISTRICT NO. 5 2022 Sewer Rehab Project for Tiburon + Belvedere

NOTICE is hereby given to the residents of East View Ave, Alcatraz Ave, Main St, Bellevue Ave, Beach Rd, Harbor Oak Dr, Mariner Way, Esperanza St, Racoon Ln, Vistazo W St, Centro W St, St Bernard Ln, Centro E St, Paradise Dr, Mar Centro Dr, Mar E St, Linda Vista Ave, Spanish Trail Rd and Ridge Rd that starting Thursday, October 27, 2022 and continuing until Friday, February 24, 2023, Hardiman Construction/ Trenchless Titan (HCTT) will be performing the sewer work on this project. Please be assured that construction at or near your property will only occur for a small portion of that time.

 

IMPORTANT: Per Sanitary District No. 5's ordinance for their capital improvement projects, HCTT will be accessing all properties within the work site and the private sanitary sewer lateral pipes serving them to confirm connections to the new sewer main. Residents will be notified if their lateral will be impacted by the assessment or should any issues arise regarding the rehabilitation of the sanitary sewer system.

 

NOTE: HCTT is offering FREE sewer lateral assessments for those who would like them. The fee to install a lateral will be significantly reduced if replaced during the Rehabilitation Project. Please contact HCTT at            415-924-2555 for a FREE assessment.

 

CONTACT: HCTT at 415-924-255 should you have questions or concerns.

 

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Jun
15

WE ARE NOW OPEN!

June 15, 2021 - WE ARE NOW OPEN!

Here are the new guidelines for Office Entry at SD5:

What does this mean/look like at SD5?

Face Mask Policy at SD5

            

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Jan
14

Researchers Look to Sewage and Wastewater to Monitor COVID-19-SD5 Takes Part In Study

It’s no secret: everybody poops. Marin County Public Health has partnered with local sanitary agencies and University of California Berkeley to do regular sampling of wastewater supplies in Marin County as part of broader COVID-19 outbreak surveillance. Anyone that is infected with COVID-19 is emitting the virus in their bodily fluids, which ends up passing as waste in the toilet. UC Berkeley scientists can detect RNA for the virus in wastewater. Dr. Matt Willis explains more about how the research project works and why its an important tool for the long-term response to COVID-19.

https://youtu.be/WXyfZ9m4KuE

Link to story by Deirdre McCrohan - Ark News Paper

https://www.thearknewspaper.com/single-post/2020/11/18/researchers-hunt-for-coronavirus-in-tiburon-peninsula-sewage

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Apr
03

OFFICE CLOSURE EXTENSION THROUGH MAY 3, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE EXTENTION THROUGH:

MAY 3, 2020

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 1st, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at 415-435-1501 (press “1” for Staff Directory).

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic. 

With regards,

SD5 Management

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Mar
27

OFFICE CLOSURE: 3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE

3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020 

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 1st, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at 415-435-1501.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic. 

With regards,

SD5 Management

(415) 435-1501

 

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Mar
27

PRESS RELEASE: March 26, 2020

SANITARY DISTRICT NO. 5 OF MARIN COUNTY

PRESS RELEASE

March 26, 2020

Sanitary District No.5 of Marin County closed a bond refinancing transaction during the week of March 23, 2020 to refinance an existing obligation at lower interest rates, achieving significant savings for the District.

The existing obligation was the 2012 Main Plant Rehabilitation Project Bond that allowed the District to upgrade its Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 2001 Paradise Drive.

On March 26th, the District closed on a 2020 Revenue Refunding Loan Agreement that was sold to a private bank investor via a competitive private placement offering by DA Davidson & Company. The District issued $7.9 million in bonds and used the proceeds to pay off its outstanding 2012 Revenue Bonds. The 2012 Bonds were set to pay a 5% coupon rate from 2023 through its maturity of 2031. The new Bonds have a matching maturity to the 2012 Bonds of 2031 and were sold to investors at an interest rate of 2.48%. The effective lowering of the rate from 5% to 2.48% will allow the District to save a total of $553,458.60 in cash flow savings. Annually the District will save approximately $46,000 per year through 2031.

These savings will greatly assist the District in completing projects listed on its 10-year capital improvement program schedule. Especially considering the District is about to undertake a large capital project that consists of installing a new 2100 linear foot Cove Road Force Main Sewer Line, (Belvederes main sewer line that conveys sewer from Belvedere to the treatment plant located on 2001 Paradise Drive) The Projects estimated cost is around $1 Million Dollars. This project is estimated to cut into half of Belvederes Capital Improvement Reserve.

The District’s Board and Staff worked diligently with its Municipal Advisor, Wulff, Hansen & Co. and its Bond Counsel, Jones Hall, over the course of the winter to refinance this obligation at a time when the market was seeing unprecedented volatility and interest rates were approaching all-time lows never seen before in the bond market.

For more information regarding the Districts refinance or its future Cove Road Force Main Rehabilitation Project, you may contact our office at any time. 415-435-1501

 

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Mar
27

OFFICE CLOSURE: THROUGH APRIL 7th, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE

3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 7th, 2020, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at 415-435-1501.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic. 

With regards,

SD5 Management

 

 

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Jul
02

MEMORIAL DEDICATION FOR RANDY ARMBRUSTER: JULY 11, 2018 at 3PM

Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County cordially invites family and friends

to attend a memorial ceremony honoring the late Randy Armbruster, a

devoted member of the SD5 Team for over 30 years.

A commemorative, bronze plaque will be dedicated in Randy’s memory on

Wednesday at 3:00 PM, on July 11th, 2018,

at the newly renovated Tiburon Pump Station # 5.

Please be advised, Tiburon Pump Station #5 does not have a formal address.

TPS#5 is located approximately one block east on Mar West Street from

the Mar West/Tiburon Boulevard intersection, on the left.

We welcome everyone who wishes to attend.

 

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Dec
27

Mandatory Night-Time Work this Thursday, December 28th

In the District’s continued effort to protect public health and the receiving waters of the State of California, the District is required to perform a cleaning activity during the low-flow hours of the night and into the early morning (between 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.), on an annual basis as preventative maintenance. 

This annual preventative maintenance activity includes the cleaning of the grit chamber located at the front of the treatment plant’s office, located at 2001 Paradise Drive. The grit chamber cleaning is accomplished via high-powered vactor trucks which vacuum the settled debris that has been deposited at the bottom of the chamber. If this activity in not performed on schedule, the District runs the risk of damaging plant equipment by allowing this debris to flow in to the plant uncontrolled.

The District understands our neighbors closest to the plant – those in the Pt. Tiburon Bay Side Association, those located directly above us on Centro and Diviso Streets, and those on Paradise Drive on the bay-side of the plant – may be affected by the noise and light emitted from the cleaning project. The District is providing this courtesy notice to our Neighbors, to warn you of our upcoming mandatory annual activity, which ensures the safe and continued efficient operations of the SD5 Main Plant.

The cleaning will begin on Thursday, December 28, 2017, starting at 10 p.m. continuing through 5 a.m., on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Please contact Tony Rubio, District Manager (415.435.1501, ext. 106), with any questions.

We greatly appreciate your understanding while we conduct this required, preventative maintenance at Sanitary District No. 5’s Main Plant. 

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Nov
16

Mar West Pump Station Phase II Improvement Project Update

The Mar West Pump Station, Phase II, Improvement Project was sent out to bid in in April, 2017.  The Board of Directors for Sanitary District No. 5 awarded the project to TEAM Ghilotti, Inc. Construction began in June of 2017, with an expected completion date of November 31, 2017. The project is now nearing completion which will enhance the operation of Tiburon’s largest pump station and improve employee safety with the removal of hazardous conditions at the site.

Phase II includes replacing the current service pumps, which will require some modifications to the structure where the pumps are housed. During this process the structure will have to be taken off line which will require bypass pumping so the contractor can continue their construction activities. A dry pit configuration will be converted to a wet pit configuration, and the replacement of dry pit vertical shaft driven centrifugal pumps will be replaced with District standardized Flygt Submersible pumps. Pump maintenance in the future will be simplified by these changes.  The new configuration will allow staff to remove pumps for maintenance by lowering a hoist attachment down into the pit and lifting them out with the push of a button, rather than having 4 staff members subject to a confined space entry, leaving them free to work on other projects and maintenance activities.   

District staff, Nute Engineers and TEAM Ghilotti, Inc., are committed to giving a high degree of attention toward finishing this project on time and anticipate having this pump station back online in the few weeks.

The District is committed to ensuring the projects identified in our 10 year Capital Improvement Program are completed in a timely manner for continued efficient operation of the District, as well as the continued protection of public health and receiving waters of the state of California.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for additional information regarding this project.

Sincerest regards,

Tony Rubio
District Manager- Chief Plant Operator

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Mar
22

NOTICE: 2016/2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project for Tiburon & Belvedere

The purpose of this notice is to inform you and your neighbors of an upcoming construction project in your area that will improve and rehabilitate the sanitary sewer system. The 2016/2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project for Tiburon and Belvedere was sent out to bid in in January, 2017. The Board of Directors for Sanitary District No. 5 has awarded the project to Pacific Trenchless, Inc., and the construction project is expected to begin sometime in April.  The duration of the project will be approximately 12 weeks. Please be assured that construction at or near your property however, will only occur for a small portion of that time.

Approximately 2,600 feet of old vitrified clay pipe is being replaced. In most places, the existing sewer is located in an easement behind the homes. The sewers are being replaced by the pipe-bursting method which replaces the existing buried pipeline by pulling a polyethylene pipe with an expander head through the existing pipe without the need for a conventional construction trench. There will be some digging where your individual sewer lateral connects to the existing sewer.

The work will involve mechanical or hand digging to connect the lower laterals to the new sewer main.  The work areas will be covered with plywood or similar material and barricaded off. The District’s contractor will work with each property owner in determining where the sanitary facilities are located.  Any paved, concreted or landscaped areas affected by the project will be restored as nearly as possible to the pre-construction conditions.

When your lower lateral connection is dug near the sewer main, there will be a cost effective opportunity for you to hire the contractor to televise your upper lateral and view its condition. Since the connection is exposed, your upper lateral can be replaced at this time at your expense for a lower cost than you would pay if you did this work as a standalone project. We urge you to avail yourself of this opportunity to replace your lateral at a greatly reduced cost.

The construction will be inspected by Nute Engineering for Sanitary District No.5. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Wilson at (415) 453-4480, ext. 208.

 Sincerest regards,

 

 Tony Rubio

 District Manager

 Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County

 

 

 

 

2016-2017 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:

Areas to be effected by Sewer Rehabilitation Project

 

 TIBURON:                                                 

  • Between 45 Rolling Hills Rd and 85 Spring Lane
  • 5 Heathcliff Drive down to 141 Lyford Drive
  • Spanish Trail Easement near 2477 Spanish Trail Rd & 1970 Straits View Dr
  • Ridge Rd between 460 and 480 Ridge Rd
  • Raccoon Path Easement between Centro West and Mar West 1800 Centro West -1828 Centro West and 1801 Mar West -1809 Mar West

BELVEDERE:

  • Buckeye Road to Bay View Ave- 10, 35, 45 Buckeye Road
  • Golden Gate Ave to Belvedere Ave 4 Eucalyptus Rd, 6 Eucalyptus Rd, 111 Golden Gate Ave and 107 Golden Gate Ave.
  • Eucalyptus to Golden Gate Ave- 215 Golden Gate and 217 Golden Gate
  • Beach Road 470 Bella Vista Ave-404 Bella Vista Ave.

 

Maps of areas effected are available at the SD5 Office:

2001 Paradise Avenue, Tiburon, CA  94941

Call us with any questions: (415) 435-1501

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May
25

Upcoming Night Time Work @ Main Plant

Date:           May 25, 2016

To:               Neighbors of the SD5 Main Plant

From:          Tony Rubio - Wastewater Facilities Manager & District Manager

Subject:       Upcoming Night Time Work

In the District’s continued effort to protect public health and the receiving waters of the State of California, the District has been required to perform cleaning activity during the low-flow hours of the night and into the early morning (between 11pm -5am), on an annual basis as preventative maintenance.

This annual preventative maintenance activity includes the cleaning of the grit chamber located at the front of the treatment plant’s office located at 2001 Paradise Drive. The grit chamber cleaning is accomplished via high-powered vactor trucks that operate to vacuum out all of the settled debris that has been deposited at the bottom of the chamber. If this activity is not performed on schedule, the District runs the risk of damaging plant equipment by allowing this debris to flow in to the plant uncontrolled.

The District understands that our neighbors closest to the plant – those in the Point Tiburon Bay Side Association, those located directly above us on Centro and Diviso streets, and those on Paradise Drive on the bay-side of the plant – may be affected by the noise and light emitted from the cleaning project.  The District is providing this courtesy notice to you, our Neighbors, to warn of our upcoming mandatory annual (only once/year) activity, which ensures the safe and continued efficient operations of the SD5 Main Plant.

The cleaning activity will begin on Thursday, May 26, 2016, starting at 11 p.m., continuing through 6 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Please contact Tony Rubio, District Manager (415.435.1501, at ext. 106), with any questions.

We greatly appreciate your understanding while we conduct this required, preventative maintenance at Sanitary District No. 5’s Main Plant.

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Sewer Emergencies

24 Hours

(415) 779-9048

Dial 9-1-1 if public health or property is threatened.

Our Mission

Sanitary District No.5 of Marin County is a special District, which while meeting or exceeding all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, is dedicated to the protection of public health and the environment through effective and economical collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater.