Sewer / Storm Drain Maintenance
Frank Contreras, Public Works Manager
Telephone: 310-318-0686, ext. 4167
This Sewer & Storm Drain Maintenance Division is responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of 113 miles of the sewer collection system. The sewer activity is also supported with 15 pump stations and 9 back up generators. The storm drain maintenance includes 182,756 feet of storm drains and 1,129 catch basins City-wide.
Sewage collection line maintenance is an ongoing process. Lines are cleaned between one to four times per year. Some chronic areas require a greater frequency.
If you are experiencing trouble with your sewer, please call the Public Works Department at (310) 318-0686 extension 4147. There is an after-hours sewer emergency crew that is on a stand-by pager.
For after-hours service needs, please call (310) 379-5411.
Please click on the Sewage Spill Reference Guide for information and protocol for addressing sewage spills and stormwater pollution.
The City of Redondo Beach is proud to be the first city to implement the "Adopt-A-Waterway" program.
To prevent Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), please observe the following guidelines from the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts:
WIPES – "TOSS IT, DON'T FLUSH IT"
Single-use wipes may be labeled as “flushable,” but that does not mean they disappear when they are flushed down the toilet. If flushed, baby wipes, cleaning wipes, personal hygiene wipes and similar items can block toilets and pipes. These items also accumulate within sewer pumps causing equipment failures and sewer overflows. This is such a widespread problem that water organizations from around the world, including the Sanitation Districts, are calling for changes in the manufacturing of wipes and re-labeling of all single-use wipes as “non-flushable” until safer standards are developed.
Protect your house and the sewer system by disposing of the following items in a trash can, regardless of whether the label says they are “flushable.”
- Disinfecting wipes
- Baby wipes
- Feminine products
- Paper towels
- Diapers Dental floss
- Mop refills
- Kitty litter
- Disposable toilet bowel wands