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The Fairfield-Suisun Water Recycling Program (FSWRP) distributed approximately 10% of its 
processed wastewater or 430 million gallons of recycled water in 2015.    

 

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP  

 

Green infrastructure deployment to enhance infiltration, evapotranspiration, treatment, or 
capture and reuse of stormwater  

 

Watershed permitting strategy for multiple facilities (e.g., active nutrient water quality trading 
under a watershed-based permit)  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

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Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

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Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

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Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

 

Climate impact resilience principles incorporated into planning for new, repair, and replacement 
of infrastructure.  

The District is an active participant in the Bay Area Clean Water Agencies efforts in cooperation with the 
Regional Water Quality Control Board to design and implement effective regional permitting strategies 
for advancing management of effluent mercury, PCBs, and nutrients to meet or exceed water quality 
objectives laid out in water quality plans.  

The District provides program management for the Fairfield-Suisun Urban Runoff Management Program 
(FSURMP), helping the cities of Fairfield and Suisun City comply with stormwater NPDES permit 
provisions involving stream monitoring, pollutant reduction, and trash management.  

The FSURMP, which includes FSSD as well as the Cities of Fairfield and Suisun City, participates in a 
regional effort to create a green infrastructure framework, and FSSD has committed matching funds as 
part of a grant proposal for PCB’s in building materials and public infrastructure.     

Performance Measures & Results  

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Evaluation of PCBS and mercury in urban runoff: The FSWRP has evaluated industrial parcels 
throughout the cities of Fairfield & Suisun, and determined that PCB and mercury levels in the 2 
parcels most likely to be PCB sources were in fact insignificant, as confirmed by sediment 
sampling. 

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Installation of Trash Capture Devices: THE FSURMP has installed multiple trash-capture devices 
in the District service area, with plans to install additional units in 2017.    

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Modified Stormwater Pump Station Operation during dry weather: Urban runoff collected in the 
State Street pump station is diverted to the WWTP during dry weather to reduce low-DO 
discharges. Because PCBs have been detected (at very low levels) at this station, this action also 
qualifies for reduction credit under the PCB Stormwater TMDL.