The Public Works, with the assistance of Causey Consulting of Walnut Creek, has prepared a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) which is a compendium of the policies, procedures, and activities that are included in the planning, management, operation, and maintenance of the City’s sanitary sewer system. This document can be accessed here. /DocumentCenter/View/9619/GILROY-SSMP-October-2019-Council-draft
Reporting Sanitary Sewer spills?
To report sewer smells, leaks, and spills to Public Works on weekdays from 7:30am - 3:30pm please call 408-846-0424 or you may report incidents to Communications at 408-846-0350
Reporting sewage spills
Sewer Maintenance is performed by the Streets, Trees and Sewers section of Public Works.
Street Maintenance Responsibilities
The Streets, Trees and Sewers Section personnel are responsible for maintaining and repairing:
public storm drains throughout the city
public parking lots
city street signs
striping and markings on streets, curbs, and parking stalls
The Streets, Trees and Sewers Section provides the city with:
24-hour emergency tree response
Permit processing for tree planting or removal of city trees
Removal and replacement of dead and unsound trees
During leaf season please be advised that the city will be picking up leaves on your street at least once a week. (If you have city trees on your street and you live on a public street.)
How You Can Help
Put leaves into your yard waste containers
Do not sweep or blow leaves into the gutter
Do not make piles of leaves in the street
Do not put leaves into garbage bags, they will not be picked up
Remember, you can put out up to 7 additional garbage cans or cardboard boxes full of leaves on your yard waste day with no additional charge to you. Please make sure you mark the cans or boxes with "Yard Waste." Plastic bags will not be picked up.