Murphys Sanitary District, (MSD) provides sewer collection and treatment services to residential and commercial businesses within the MSD boundaries. Murphys Sanitary District was organized in 1959 under Division VI of the California Health and Safety Code. The District covers an area of approximately 4 square miles and has a population of approximately 2,200 people.
The district maintains 63,000 linear feet, (11.9 miles) of sewer collection lines. These range from the largest diameter of 10 inches down to 4 inches, with the most common size being 6 inch. An average dry weather flow of 135,000 gallons per day of raw wastewater is treated to an advanced secondary level with a combination pond and filtration Wastewater Treatment Plant. Treated effluent is utilized for irrigation at the neighboring Hay Station Ranch vineyards.
MSD is considered a “Special District” with governing board consisting of five Directors The District operates on an approximately $1,000,000 annual budget.
Murphys Sanitary District Regular board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month 10:00 a.m. at the district office 15 Ernest St Suite A Murphys, CA. Special Meetings may be called to conduct district business.