• Sanitary District 5: Serving Tiburon and Belvedere, CA

    Sanitary District 5: Serving Tiburon and Belvedere, CA

    The District serves over 3,500 households, collecting, processing, and treating wastewater in accordance with State and Federal Regulations under a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Permit.

    Learn more...

  • Home
  • Recent blog posts

Sani5 News

Mar
27

OFFICE CLOSURE: 3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE

3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020 

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 1st, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at 415-435-1501.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic. 

With regards,

SD5 Management

(415) 435-1501

 

Mar
27

PRESS RELEASE: March 26, 2020

SANITARY DISTRICT NO. 5 OF MARIN COUNTY

PRESS RELEASE

March 26, 2020

Sanitary District No.5 of Marin County closed a bond refinancing transaction during the week of March 23, 2020 to refinance an existing obligation at lower interest rates, achieving significant savings for the District.

The existing obligation was the 2012 Main Plant Rehabilitation Project Bond that allowed the District to upgrade its Wastewater Treatment Facility located at 2001 Paradise Drive.

On March 26th, the District closed on a 2020 Revenue Refunding Loan Agreement that was sold to a private bank investor via a competitive private placement offering by DA Davidson & Company. The District issued $7.9 million in bonds and used the proceeds to pay off its outstanding 2012 Revenue Bonds. The 2012 Bonds were set to pay a 5% coupon rate from 2023 through its maturity of 2031. The new Bonds have a matching maturity to the 2012 Bonds of 2031 and were sold to investors at an interest rate of 2.48%. The effective lowering of the rate from 5% to 2.48% will allow the District to save a total of $553,458.60 in cash flow savings. Annually the District will save approximately $46,000 per year through 2031.

These savings will greatly assist the District in completing projects listed on its 10-year capital improvement program schedule. Especially considering the District is about to undertake a large capital project that consists of installing a new 2100 linear foot Cove Road Force Main Sewer Line, (Belvederes main sewer line that conveys sewer from Belvedere to the treatment plant located on 2001 Paradise Drive) The Projects estimated cost is around $1 Million Dollars. This project is estimated to cut into half of Belvederes Capital Improvement Reserve.

The District’s Board and Staff worked diligently with its Municipal Advisor, Wulff, Hansen & Co. and its Bond Counsel, Jones Hall, over the course of the winter to refinance this obligation at a time when the market was seeing unprecedented volatility and interest rates were approaching all-time lows never seen before in the bond market.

For more information regarding the Districts refinance or its future Cove Road Force Main Rehabilitation Project, you may contact our office at any time. 415-435-1501

 

Mar
27

OFFICE CLOSURE: THROUGH APRIL 7th, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OFFICE CLOSURE

3/16/2020 - 4/7/2020

Dear valued customers,

As government agencies and communities continue to work together to reduce the spread of the COVID 19 virus, Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County has made the decision to cease office operations involving direct contact with the public, until April 7th, 2020, at which time management will determine if it is in the best interest of the health and safety of staff to reopen the office to the public.

Treatment and testing of sewage as well as maintenance of District equipment will continue as normal. We will still be taking calls and responding to emergencies.

We understand that this may be disruptive to our customers, but the health and safety of our staff as well as our community is paramount.

If you need to contact District staff, please contact the office via phone at 415-435-1501.

Thank you for your understanding as we work together to fight this pandemic. 

With regards,

SD5 Management

 

 

Mar
12

New SD5 Partnership with Lystek Bio-solids Management

 

Lystek-Fairfield Organic Material Recovery Center Adds Additional Bay Area Customers for Advanced Biosolids Management  

Agreements Allow the Mt. View Sanitary District and Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County to Diversify Their Annual Biosolids Planning  

Attention: Environmental, agricultural, municipal, recycling & waste management reporters/editors March 10, 2020 – Fairfield, CA | Cambridge, ON – For Immediate Release | Lystek is excited to announce that it has reached Agreements with two Bay Area wastewater agencies to manage a portion of their annual production of biosolids. Mt. View Sanitary Agency (Martinez, Contra Costa County, CA) and Sanitary District No. 5 of Marin County, CA will deliver biosolids to Lystek. The Fairfield-Suisun OMRC provides advanced processing and management solutions to municipal agencies in the San Francisco Bay area at its state-of-the-art facility and converts them into LysteGro®, a US EPA, Class A biofertilizer product.  These agencies have been searching for alternative biosolids management solutions since the recently passed legislation which will restrict the placement of biosolids and organics in landfills. To offer a sustainable solution to generators in the San Francisco Bay area, Lystek entered into a unique, P3 style partnership with the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District to develop the Lystek OMRC. This facility opened in August 2016, and since then has received and processed over 100,000 tons of biosolids. The center utilizes Lystek’s patented and proven, low-pressure Thermal Hydrolysis Process (LystekTHP®) to convert biosolids and other organic materials into LysteGro Class A biosolids fertilizer. LysteGro is also licensed by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) for use as a bulk fertilizer and accepted as an agricultural product by the Solano and Yolo County Departments of Agriculture.  Area growers highly value LysteGro because it offers an affordable, nutrient-rich product that is also high in vital, organic matter for sustaining and building soil health. These factors eliminate many of the previous barriers and prohibitions imposed on traditional use of Class B biosolids.  

ABOUT LYSTEK

Lystek International is a leading provider of biosolids and organics management solutions across North America with their proven technology – Lystek THP®. The award-winning Lystek THP system processes organic feedstocks to product a multi-purpose, hydrolyzed product including LysteGro®, a concentrated liquid, nutrient-rich Class A biosolids fertilizer, LysteMize®, a digester enhancement process that increases volatile solids reduction and biogas production, and LysteCarb®, an alternative carbon source for biological nutrient removal. Lystek works with public and private customers to transition WWTPs to advanced resource recovery centers with solutions that are affordable, energy-efficient, easy to operate, and enhance sustainable biosolids processing and management operations.   For more information, please contact:  James Dunbar, General Manager & Business Development Manager for Lystek International at:  Cell: 707.419.0084 | Office: 707.430.5500 x 1 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

Sep
23

Upcoming Night Time Work this Friday Morning

Date: September 23, 2019
 
To: Neighbors of the SD5 Main Plant
 
From: Tony Rubio - District Manager/Chief Plant Operator
 
Subject: Upcoming Night Time Work this Friday Morning
 
In the District’s continued effort to protect public health and the receiving waters of the State of California, the District has been required to perform a cleaning activity during the low-flow hours of the night and into the early morning (between 11pm -5am), on an annual basis as preventative maintenance.
 
This annual preventative maintenance activity includes the cleaning of the grit chamber located at the front of the treatment plants office located at 2001 Paradise Drive. The grit chamber cleaning is accomplished via high-powered vactor trucks that operate to vacuum out all of the settled debris that has been deposited at the bottom of the chamber. If this activity is not performed on schedule, the District runs the risk of damaging plant equipment by allowing this debris to flow in to the plant uncontrolled.
 
The District understands that our neighbors closest to the plant – those in the Point Tiburon Bay Side Association, those located directly above us on Centro and Diviso streets, and those on Paradise Drive on the bay-side of the plant – may be affected by the noise and light emitted from the cleaning project.  The District is providing this courtesy notice to you, our Neighbors, to warn of our upcoming mandatory annual (only once/year) activity, which ensures the safe and continued efficient operations of the SD5 Main Plant.
 
The cleaning activity will begin on Thursday, September 26, 2019, starting at 11 p.m., continuing through 6 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019.
 
 
Please contact Tony Rubio, District Manager (415.435.1501, at ext. 106), with any questions.
 
 
 
 
 
We greatly appreciate your understanding while we conduct this required, preventative maintenance at Sanitary District No. 5’s Main Plant.

Sewer Emergencies

24 Hours

(415) 779-9048

Dial 9-1-1 if public health or property is threatened.

Our Mission

Sanitary District No.5 of Marin County is a special District, which while meeting or exceeding all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, is dedicated to the protection of public health and the environment through effective and economical collection, conveyance, treatment and disposal of wastewater.