State law empowers a community services district to "collect, treat or dispose
of sewage and wastewater in the same manner as a sanitary district"
(Code Section 61100
The latter is empowered to "acquire, construct, reconstruct,
alter, enlarge, lay, renew, replace, maintain and operate such sewers, drains,
septic tanks, and sewerage collection, outfall, treatment works and other
sanitary disposal systems as in the judgment of the board shall be necessary
(Code Section 6512
State Health & Safety Code
The Crockett Sanitary Dept. currently provides sewage collection, treatment
and disposal service to 1,175 properties in Crockett. While CVSD had formerly
provided oversight of garbage and recycling franchises for Crockett from 1957
to 1996, the Crockett Sanitary Dept. is not involved in those services. At
several times in past years, most recently in 1997, CVSD also provided street
sweeping service to Crockett. Garbage, recycling and street sweeping services
are now administered by Contra Costa County.