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District Overview

The Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District (SMCSD) formed in 1950 is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors providing wastewater conveyance and treatment services to the City of Sausalito and wastewater collection, conveyance and treatment services to Marin City and other unincorporated areas within the District’s boundaries. Conveyance and treatment services are also provided to Tamalpais Community Services District (TCSD) and the National Parks Service (Forts Baker, Barry and Cronkhite and Muir Woods National Monument).
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District Operations

The District operates and maintains a wastewater conveyance and treatment system with a 6.0 million gallon per day secondary wastewater treatment capacity. The system consists of a plant designed for 1.8 million-gallon per day average dry weather daily flow, ten (10) sewage pump stations, and approximately ten (10) miles of pipelines. Four (4) of these pump stations are operated and maintained by SMCSD for the City of Sausalito on a contract basis. Thirteen (13) full-time employees are employed to accomplish the operation of the system. In addition, the District has an established intern program.

District Mission / Vision

The Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District provides wastewater collection and treatment services for our communities protecting public health, the environment and the San Francisco Bay.

Core Values

Recognizing that wastewater treatment is a vital component of protecting public health and the environment and the Bay, the SMCSD will:

  • Operate and maintain a safe wastewater treatment plant and conveyance system.
  • Meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Provide a high quality work place by fostering professional growth, teamwork, and job satisfaction.
  • Deliver services to our community that are efficient, economical, and environmentally sustainable.
  • Use technology to provide accessible and useable information to our communities, staff and regulators.
  • Manage and protect assets and investments through sound financial policies and business practices.
  • Collaborate with neighboring agencies to achieve efficiencies for the public and to protect the environment.
  • Encourage stakeholder discussion and development of strategies for protecting the bay and addressing regional wastewater issues.
  • Promote public participation, education and understanding of the services we provide.

Enabling Act

Authorizing Statute

Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District was formed in 1950 under California Health and Safety Code, Sections 6400 et seq.

Special districts are a form of local government created by a local community to meet a specific need—in this case sanitary service. When residents or landowners want new services or higher levels of existing services, they can form a district to pay for and administer them. Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District is governed by an independent board of directors elected by the districts’ voters

Enabling Act