Federal and State regulations require public potable water supplies to adopt rules to prevent contamination in their water systems. To comply with these mandates, the San Marcos City Council has adopted an ordinance, the Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention Program, to protect the City’s potable water supply from contaminants back-flowing from a customer’s water system.
The purpose of the San Marcos Sewer Surcharge Program is to reduce excess amounts of oxygen demanding substances in our waste water system. Grease, oils, and food waste are just some of the substances that clog up sewer lines and place a heavy load on the wastewater treatment plant.
The primary objective of the San Marcos Utilities Conservation Department is to implement the City Council's goal of environmental stewardship through the promotion of energy and water efficiency programs such as school education, public outreach, and financial incentives. The long-term goal is to increase water and energy efficiency and reduce per capita usage.