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Sewer Utilities

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If you see sewage overflowing into the street or onto the ground please contact the Wastewater Division at 760.639.6177 during normal working hours. For after hour emergency situations call 760.825.3135 and identify “City of Vista”. 

The City of Vista (City) owns and operates over 215 miles of sewer collection pipelines and one small capacity pump station, the Raceway Pump Station.  The City of Vista and the City of Carlsbad jointly own and operate two additional large capacity pump stations and associated pipelines. 

The Buena Sanitation District (Buena), which is an entity of the City, owns and operates 101 miles of sewer collection pipelines and one large capacity pump station.  Both collection systems convey sewage to the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility  (EWPCF) in the city of Carlsbad for treatment. 

The City and Buena are required by the State Water Resources Control Board Order No. 2006-003 to manage, operate, and maintain the sanitary sewer system in a manner that prevents a sanitary sewer overflow which can endanger public health and safety.  Major components of the Order require the City and Buena to have a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), Rehabilitation and Replacement (R&R), and Capacity Assurance Plans.

You can view the operational reports here:

The Sewer Utilities Division of the Engineering Department provides sewer permit processing, Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project management, implementation of new regulations, Fats, Oils, & Grease (FOG) program implementation, master planning, asset management, and other associated related services.


For more information or comments on the SSMP, contact Sewer Utilities at 760.639.6111.

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