Sewer Maintenance

Drought Emergency

Due to severely dry conditions, Governor Brown has declared a drought emergency for California requesting all residents to reduce water usage by at least 20%. View the Mandatory Water Conservation information (PDF) for your water provider.

Sewer Maintenance Division

Formation of the Sewer Maintenance Division was necessary to inspect, operate, and maintain the 395 miles of gravity-flow sewer mainline, over 8,300 manholes, 2 pump stations, and 2,790 feet of force main sewer that serve Palmdale’s residents and businesses.

Mission Statement

To provide the City of Palmdale with a cost-effective and dependable Sewer Maintenance Program that will address the immediate needs of the residents, direct the funds invested into the program into the collection system, and help to ensure that the City is compliant with all applicable regulations.


Sewer Maintenance responsibilities include managing, monitoring, and maintaining the sanitary sewer collection system, with the ultimate goal of reducing sanitary sewer overflows and discharges to the lowest level possible. 

The Sewer Maintenance section also administers the City’s Industrial Waste Program, which protects the system infrastructure and publicly-owned sewage treatment plants by preventing the discharge of Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) and other potentially damaging pollutants into the collection system.

Fats, Oils & Grease