Private Sanitary Sewer Collection Systems

The City ordinance defines these systems as any sanitary sewer pipe originating or located at least partially on a common interest development collecting wastewater from more than one building sanitary sewer, including, but not limited to apartment buildings, business complexes, mobile home parks, condominiums, or townhomes. This excludes single-family residential property with an accessory dwelling unit.

All private sanitary sewer collection systems are required to be inspected for any defects and any repairs needed by a Qualified Plumbing Contractor every two years if the system collects wastewater from ten or more building sanitary sewers, or every five years if the system collects wastewater from less than ten building sanitary sewers, to meet the city’s standards as specified by the Utility Inspections at Property Sale Inspection Report (PDF).

These types of properties are not exempt from this program. However, a property that was constructed in 2007 or later is exempt from this requirement. Note this date alters each year. For example, in 2023 any property that is constructed in 2008 or later will be exempt. Private Sewer System Inspection

                                                                                     (Courtesy City of Santa Cruz website)

  1. Utilities - Corporation Yard

    Physical Address
    100 Edes Court
    Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    Phone: 408-776-7333

  2. Environmental Services

    Physical Address
    17575 Peak Avenue
    Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    Phone: 408-310-4169