The Public Works Department owns and operates the City of Burbank’s sanitary sewer system and the Burbank Water Reclamation Plant (BWRP) located at 740 N. Lake Street, Burbank 91502. All costs associated with the City’s sewer system and the BWRP are funded by the Water Reclamation and Sewer Fund (Fund 494), also known as the Sewer Enterprise Fund. The Fund’s primary source of revenue is the Sewer Service Charge paid by residents and businesses for sewer services. The Public Works Department administers the Sewer Enterprise Fund. All fees associated with the City of Burbank’s sewer system are set in the City of Burbank Fee Schedule, which is amended annually by the City Council (BMC Title 8, Chapter 1, Section 108).
Any emergency sewer overflows that appear to be on the City’s sewer mainline should be reported immediately to Public Works at (818) 238-3915 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or after hours to the Burbank Water and Power Guard Shack at (818) 238-3778.