Russian River County Sanitation District

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About the District:

  • Began Operation: 1983
  • Service area: 2,700 acres
  • Service recipients: 3,211 Equivalent Single-Family Dwelling
  • Treatment level: Tertiary
  • Design capacity: 710,000 gallons per day (average daily dry weather flow)
  • Discharge: Between October 1 and May 14 recycled water is discharged into the Russian River. Between May 15 and September 30 the recycled water is used for irrigation on forested land adjacent to the treatment plant and on the Northwood Golf Course.
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  • Board of Directors:  Sonoma Water's Board of Directors act as the District's Board.

Russian River County Sanitation District Information Rate Community Meeting

The Russian River County Sanitation District will held an informational community meeting to review the proposed rates for 2022 - 2023 coming before the Board of Directors on May 15.

Monday, April 4, 2022  at 5:30 PM 

Powerpoint presentation will be added

Proposed Sewer Lateral Ordinance for Russian River County Sanitation District

Sonoma Water recently held a series of community meetings to discuss a proposed sewer lateral ordinance aimed at preventing sewer overflows that occur during heavy rains. The ordinance would apply to the Russian River and Occidental County Sanitation Districts, and the Airport/Larkfield/Wikiup, Geyserville, and Sea Ranch Sanitation Zones, all of which are operated by Sonoma Water.

The ordinance would provide Sonoma Water with the ability to inspect, and if necessary, require the repair of sewer laterals that are failing and contributing to pollution and sewer overflows. The proposed ordinance will NOT require any point-of-sale sewer lateral inspections or repairs. The proposed ordinance would not include a mandatory inspections program, but if faulty laterals are detected during routine inspections, Sonoma Water could require repairs. An inspection could also be required if a main sewer line that is connected to the lateral is being replaced or rehabilitated. The ordinance is proposed in five sanitation zones and districts Sonoma Water manages in Sonoma County.

Learn more about the Proposed Sewer Lateral Ordinance

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Treatment Plant Address

18400 Neeley Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

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