Granada Community Services District


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Burnham Park Preliminary Plan Released for Public Review

— October, 2020 —

All comments are welcome as the park plan continues to evolve in response to community and government agency feedback. Please email comments to

Click on the links below for more details in the the Burnham Park Report and Preliminary Landscape Plan Presentation:

Wet Weather Storage Facility Expansion

Map of WWS locations

Link to Project Overview

You all may notice at the end of this week that there will be activity on the Burnham Strip. In 2020 the board of the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) approved a contract for the construction of additional wet weather storage in the strip. Granada Community Services District (GCSD), as a board member of SAM, approved of the project and granted an easement to allow it to happen. It is a SAM project.

There is already one 200,000 gallon storage facility on the strip (built in 2012) and a second very similar one will soon be built. These facilities give SAM the ability to hold water during big storm events and for planned maintenance shutdowns at SAM. The new storage will go in next to the existing one, and when the project is completed by mid-Spring the area will be recovered with soil and seeded. The new tanks will be below ground as the current ones are, with only a few maintenance-hole covers to be seen. The plans for the future park take these features into consideration in the design. Below is a more detailed description of the project by the SAM General Manager. I am also attaching a map showing the location.

Our team is working hard on the park plans and expects to have plans ready for submittal by spring.

Barbara Dye, Board Member, GCSD, GCSD Representative to SAM,

Mission Statement:  To protect public health and safety, preserve our environment, and maintain fiscal soundness by providing high quality service for wastewater, solid waste collection, recycling, and serving the community’s needs for parks and recreation, through responsible operations and management.

The Granada Sanitary District was formed in 1958 under the California Sanitary District Act of 1923. In October of 2014, the District was reorganized as the Granada Community Services District under California Government Code 61000 et seq.  The District is responsible for parks, recreation, garbage and recycling services in the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Princeton, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Clipper Ridge, and Miramar.  The District is also responsible for the sewage collection system and disposal for approximately 2,500 residences and businesses in these same unincorporated areas as well as the northern portion of the City of Half Moon Bay.  Garbage and recycling services are provided by Recology of the Coast under a franchise agreement with the Granada Community Services District.

The District office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located on the third floor of 504 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada. To contact the District please call (650) 726-7093. Regular board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.