Flood Control, Utilities and Watershed Protection
The San Mateo County Flood Control District is a Countywide Special District created by State legislation in order to provide a mechanism to finance flood control projects. The legislation requires that any flood control zone be formed over an entire watershed and a proposed funding source be determined before a flood control project is undertaken. Recent changes in the State Constitution require an election if a flood control zone is to be financed with property assessments or taxes. There are currently three active flood control zones located on Colma Creek, San Bruno Creek, and San Francisquito Creek.
The Lighting Districts enhance the safety of residents and businesses by providing adequate street lighting systems through efficient maintenance, repair and responsive customer service.
The Sewer and Sanitation Districts provide residents and businesses in the communities that they serve with a reliable sanitary sewer system, responsive emergency assistance, environmentally sensitive sewage treatment and disposal, and competent and courteous customer service.
The County Service Areas (CSA 7 serving approximately 70 customers in the La Honda community, Camp Glenwood Boys Ranch and Sam McDonald Park & CSA 11 serving the Pescadero community) provide residents and businesses in the communities that they serve with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible manner.
Watershed Protection Services
Watershed Protection Services provides information and support to Public Works and its contractors, other County departments, outside agencies and members of the public. Activities include projects and programs that benefit sensitive resources, permitting and compliance monitoring of Public Works projects, erosion control design and implementation, storm water pollution prevention, establishment of Watershed Protection Standards for Public Works activities; environmental consulting services, training of County staff; and participation in local and regional conservation efforts.
Last updated: November 30, 2005