Managing the Marshes

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Many of the District’s stakeholders well remember the April 1988 Shell Oil spill that impacted what was then known as Shell Marsh. But did you know that the cleanup effort and mitigation required to address the impact of the spill laid much of the groundwork for how McNabney Marsh, as it is now known, is managed today, almost thirty years later?

At the time of the oil spill, MVSD owned the 88 acres adjacent to Waterfront Road. As part of the mitigation agreement, Shell Oil conveyed an additional 89 acres of wetland and associated uplands to East Bay Regional Park District who ultimately established Waterbird Regional Preserve. In August, 2000, MVSD entered into agreement with EBRPD for MVSD to manage the wetlands as a single unit. Read More…

Information shared at the May 4 Public Meeting about Managing McNabney Marsh can be found below:

Management Plan Outline

Management Actions Table

Goals and Objectives

You can view the Final McNabney Marsh Existing Conditions Assessment here.

Senate Bill 272

In October of 2015, the State of California enacted Senate Bill 272 requiring local agencies to make publicly available a list of enterprise systems used throughout each agency. An enterprise system is defined as a software application that collects, exchanges, and analyzes information that the agency uses or one that serves as an original data source.

The full text of SB 272 can be found here.

In accordance with Senate Bill 272, Mt. View Sanitary District has made available the following list of enterprise systems it utilizes: HERE

NPDES Permit Update

Previously we told you that the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (NPDES) was underway. The long awaited Tentative Order from the Regional Water Board has been received by MVSD.  It will be considered at the May 11, 2016 Regional Water Board meeting. As expected, some changes were added to the NPDES permit that will affect the way MVSD treats wastewater. Read More…


MVSD is pleased to announce that Brian Danley is now a member of the Board of Directors. Brian Danley was appointed to fill a vacancy as allowed for by California Government Code Section 1780 and MVSD Board Policy B-70.

Did You Know That MVSD Is A Special District?

Learn more about special districts by visiting http://www.districtsmakethedifference.org/ or watch the video about MVSD’s role as a special district at https://youtu.be/C01P9LfrMo0

Sanitary District Applauds Microbeads Ban

MVSD customers that would like to dispose of personal care products containing micro-beads (indicated by the words polyethylene or polypropylene on the label) without putting them down the drain can take them to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (HHW), 4797 Imhoff Place, Martinez. There is no drop-off fee. The facility is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The HHW facility will also accept personal care products without plastic microbeads.  For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility visit this page.


MVSD is getting social!

facebookWe are pleased to announce that we have recently created a Facebook Page! Get all the latest news and updates about MVSD by liking us! Visit www.facebook.com/mtviewsd

For information about the Districts’ social media policy, please click here.

District Board of Directors and Employee Compensation

As part of the ongoing commitment to government transparency, the State Controller’s Office posts a statewide database of salaries and compensation as reported by California cities, counties, and special districts for all job classifications. For information on the compensation of the District’s Board of Directors and Employees please follow this link to the Government Compensation in California Website.

Free Recycled Water for Residential Use available

Through the partnership between Mt. View Sanitary District (MVSD) and Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD), MVSD customers are eligible to get free recycled water from CCCSD. In this time of drought, CCCSD’s recycled water program provides a much needed resource. The recycled water can be used to hand-water lawns, gardens and landscaping, to help save drinking water supplies.

Free Recycled Water for Residential Use available, PDF 995K

Our Mission

To protect Public Health and the Environment, in a safe and reliable manner, at a responsible cost

The Mt. View Sanitary District (MVSD) provides wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal services for the northeasterly portion of the City of Martinez and adjacent unincorporated lands to the northeast. The District collaborates with the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (CCCSD) to provide a permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection facility and disposal services for the central portion of the county. Find out more…


Notice of Public Hearing and Notice of Intent to Amend the MVSD Conflict of Interest Code

Sewer System Management Plan 2014

Recorded Notice of Exemption – Influent Pump Station Contract No 1-14

Upcoming Events


Wetlands Birding Field Trip – Saturday, May 28, 2016 – 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Presentation:  River Otters Back on the Bay Area Map! – Saturday, May 28th – 11:00 a.m. to Noon

How to Dispose of Used Home Medical Sharps

Sharps Drop BoxDispose of used home medical sharps in the collection kiosk at the Administration Building of Mt. View Sanitary District. Proof of residency in the service area of Mt. View Sanitary District is required. (Picture on left: The sharps drop box at the Mt. View Sanitary District office.) The Administration building is open on Monday-Thursday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. For more information, please call (925) 228-5635.