Wastewater Management / Environmental Health

About the Program

The Wastewater Management Program administers permitting, plan review, and oversight programs for onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). City staff reviews development projects for OWTS compliance with Local Coastal Program requirements and State and local laws. Program activities include:

  • Authority having jurisdiction for inspections in connection with OWTS plans
  • LCP permitting authority for OWTS
  • Qualified Local Agency having delegated responsibility for implementation of State OWTS standards
  1. review process
  2. counter hours

Wastewater Management / Environmental Health reviews projects to ensure the uses of new or existing onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) are compliant with requirements for protection of public health and the environment. Simple projects that do not affect an existing OWTS often can be reviewed at the counter. For complex projects, plans are submitted to staff via Planning Department or Building Safety referrals.