The Garden Grove Sanitary District is the agency responsible for the refuse and sewer utilities in Garden Grove and some areas outside City limits. The District contracts out residential refuse collection to Garden Grove Disposal while sewer operations are maintained by the City’s Water Services Division of the Public Works Department. The Sanitation Section maintains and services over 312 miles of sewer lines, 9,700 manholes, and four lift stations located throughout the City. Once wastewater passes through the City’s sewer system, the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is responsible for its treatment. The treated water is then recycled for commercial use (reclaimed water), or is deposited back into the ocean. We are committed to providing the citizens of Garden Grove with a safe and clean environment.
Property owners are responsible for the maintenance, repair, and cleaning of the sewer lateral from the house to the public sewer system. In the event there is a public sewer overflow/spill, please contact the Public Works Main Office: 714-741-5375