Press Releases

Sonoma Valley Aqueduct Leak Repairs Underway


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2022 CONTACTAndrea RodriguezCommunications Manager(707) 331-2040 (mobile)Andrea.Rodriguez@scwa.ca.gov Sonoma Valley Aqueduct Leak Repairs Underway (Sonoma, CA) – Repairs will begin on Monday, September 12, on a 16” pipeline near the Verano Avenue bridge crossing of Sonoma Creek. The pipeline, known as the Sonoma Aqueduct, serves the City of Sonoma and the Valley…

Sonoma Water Responds to Sonoma Valley Aqueduct Leak


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 30, 2022 CONTACT: Ann DuBay Community & Government Affairs Manager 707-524-8378 (office) 707-322-8185 (cell) ann.dubay@scwa.ca.gov On Wednesday, August 31, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) will be using heavy equipment to investigate the conditions of a 16” pipeline, which is leaking, near the Verano Avenue bridge. The pipeline, known as the Sonoma V…

Board Approves Critical Infrastructure Investment in Water Transmission Storage Tank Maintenance


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2022CONTACTAndrea RodriguezCommunications Manager(707) 331-2040 (mobile)Andrea.Rodriguez@scwa.ca.govSanta Rosa, CA – On Tuesday, August 30, the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) approved an $8.2 million long-term agreement for the maintenance of 18 water storage tanks.The tanks have a total combined capacity of 128.8 million gallo…

North Bay Reuse Program: Phase 2 Program Application Receives Federal Funding


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2022CONTACTAndrea RodriguezCommunications Manager(707) 331-2040 (mobile)Andrea.Rodriguez@scwa.ca.gov(Santa Rosa, CA) – Today the Bureau of Reclamation announced that the North Bay Water Reuse Program (NBWRP) will receive $6.9M for the Phase 2 Program as part of President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Help Communities Reduce Vulnerability to Drought. App…

Sonoma Water board approves study of lower Russian River wastewater treatment options


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 13, 2022  Media Contacts:Ted Appel, Communications Specialistpublicaffairs@sonoma-county.org(707) 565-3040575 Administration Drive, Suite 104ASanta Rosa, CA 95403Ann DuBay, Community & Government Affairs ManagerSonoma WaterAnn.DuBay@scwa.ca.gov(707) 524-8378SANTA ROSA, CA – The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) Board of Directors voted today to move forward w…

Sonoma Water to host virtual town hall on impacts of drought


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 31, 2022Media Contacts:Barry Dugan, Principal Program Specialist, Sonoma WaterBarry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov(707) 547-1930 or (707) 331-2040Ted Appel, Communications Specialist, County of Sonomapublicaffairs@sonoma-county.org(707) 565-3040575 Administration Drive, Suite 104ASanta Rosa, CA 95403SANTA ROSA, CA – Sonoma Water will issue an update on the drought emergency and its im…

Sonoma Water Petitions State for Critical Water Condition for Russian River as Severe Drought Enters Third Consecutive Year


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2022CONTACTBarry DuganPrincipal Programs Specialist707-547-1930707-331-2040barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov(Spanish below) (Español abajo)  Sonoma Water Petitions State for Critical Water Condition for Russian River as Severe Drought Enters Third Consecutive YearSanta Rosa, CA – On Wednesday, May 25 Sonoma Water (Sonoma County Water Agency) filed Temporary Urgency Change Peti…

Sonoma Water receives 2022 excellence in innovation award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 10, 2022 CONTACT: Ann DuBay Community & Government Affairs Manager 707-524-8378 (office) 707-322-8185 (cell) ann.dubay@scwa.ca.gov (Spanish below) (Español abajo)  Sonoma Water receives 2022 excellence in innovation award (Santa Rosa, CA) – The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) presented the first annual Excellence in Innovation Award to Sonoma Water f…

New Guide for Maintaining Low Water Use Landscaping


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2022(Spanish below) CONTACTBarry DuganPrincipal Programs Specialist707-547-1930707-331-2040barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov New Guide for Maintaining Low Water Use LandscapingSanta Rosa, CA – The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership has published a guide for homeowners new to maintaining a low water use landscape. The guide titled “Water Smart Gardens Maintenance Manual” (…

Annual Meeting About Habitat Projects that Benefit Threatened Fish in the Russian River Watershed


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2022(Spanish below) CONTACTBarry DuganPrincipal Programs Specialist707-547-1930707-331-2040barry.dugan@scwa.ca.govAnnual Meeting About Habitat Projects that Benefit Threatened Fish in the Russian River Watershed On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 the Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will host its annual meeting to receive reports and presentations on various proj…

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