Mineral Sanitation District

Tehama County Sanitation District No. 1

Tehama County Sanitation District No. 1 Mineral (District) is owned and operated by Tehama County Department of Public Works. The District provides wastewater service to the rural unincorporated community of Mineral, CA, located approximately 40 miles northeast of Red Bluff, adjacent to Lassen Volcanic National Park. The District’s current service area boundary consists of approximately 85 acres (0.13 square miles). The District’s ultimate service area boundary, mentioned in the 1965 Feasibility Report completed by Clair A. Hill and Associates, is approximately 280 acres (0.4 square miles) and contains areas outside the District’s boundary, including Lassen Volcanic National Park Service Headquarters and the Caltrans Maintenance Station. The US Forest Service Campground at Battle Creek and adjacent church campground were not included in the ultimate boundary.

Connections & Permits

Building Sewer Connections, Permits, and Sewer Lateral

Please contact Speero Tannous at 530-385-1462 ext. 3025 or stannous@tcpw.ca.gov

Tehama County Specification for Building Sewer Connections

Tehama County Sanitation District No. 1 Sewer Connection Permit

TCSD No. 1 Sewer Connection Permit


For questions related to your invoice, or to update your billing information, please contact Nichole Bethurem at 530-385-1462 ext. 3045 or nbethurem@tcpw.ca.gov

If you have sold your property, please contact us so we can update our records.

Documents & Presentations

2019 Wastewater Master Plan – September 2019

Development of this 2019 Wastewater Master Plan (WWMP) consisted of an engineering analysis of the Tehama County (County) Sanitation District No. 1 (District or Mineral) wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and what effects current and future wastewater flow conditions have on each of these components.

2019 Wastewater Collection and Treatment Improvement Project Report

The WWTP operates under Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) Order No. R5-2015-0073 (NPDES NO. CA0084069), which was adopted by the California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB) on June 5, 2015.

2019 Wastewater Rate Study

As part of the 2019 Wastewater Master Plan (WWMP), PACE Engineering, Inc. was retained by the County to review current wastewater service charges and recommend feasible rate increases that cover the costs of operating and maintaining the wastewater system. This included most improvements recommended in the immediate and near terms of the capital improvement plan (CIP) included in the 20-year WWMP.

Ordinance 15

Prescribing regulations, user fees, and installation fees.

Ordinance 1911

Amending Section 2.1 of Tehama County Sanitation District No. 1 Ordinance 15 relating to the annual service charge schedule.

Mineral Wastewater Rate Study Board of Directors Study Session (Presentation)

November 10, 2020

Mineral Wastewater Collection and Treatment Improvement Project Planning Grant Results (Presentation)

February 4, 2020