Press Releases

Ag + Open Space and Sonoma Water purchase Mark West Wikiup Preserve for conservation


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 23, 2024SANTA ROSA, CA – Today, Ag + Open Space and Sonoma Water are announcing the purchase of the 30-acre Mark West Wikiup Preserve in the Larkfield-Wikiup area of Santa Rosa. Home to half-a-mile of Mark West Creek, oaks, riparian habitat, and grassy open space in a residential neighborhood, conservation of this property will enable Sonoma Water to offer public access t…

Sonoma Water Board of Directors approves wholesale water rate adjustment in support of infrastructure


PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Español abajo)  April 16, 2024Contact:Andrea Rodriguez, Sonoma Water707-331-2040 or andrea.rodriguez@scwa.ca.govSonoma Water Board of Directors approves wholesale water rate adjustment in support of infrastructureSanta Rosa, CA - The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) Board of Directors on Tuesday voted to increase wholesale water rates to address the pr…

Wastewater spill at Russian River County Sanitation District Treatment Plant


(Español abajo)For immediate releaseThursday, March 7, 2024 Contact:Andrea Rodriguez, Sonoma Water707-331-2040 or andrea.rodriguez@scwa.ca.govWastewater spill at Russian River County Sanitation District Treatment PlantBeginning late in the evening of Friday, March 1 into the early morning of Saturday, March 2, the Russian River County Sanitation District Treatment Plant experienced a spill of sec…

Restoration Plan for Laguna de Santa Rosa Community Open House


For immediate releaseThursday, Feb. 15, 2024 Contact:Andrea Rodriguez, Sonoma Water707-331-2040 or andrea.rodriguez@scwa.ca.gov Restoration Plan for Laguna de Santa Rosa Community Open HouseThe much-anticipated Laguna de Santa Rosa Restoration Plan is set to take center stage at a community open house on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation’s Great Blue Heron Hall from 5 p.m.…

Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival returns Feb. 10


For immediate releaseMonday, Feb. 5, 2024Contact:Andrea Rodriguez, Sonoma Water707-331-2040Andrea.Rodriguez@scwa.ca.govLake Sonoma Steelhead Festival returns Feb. 10Geyserville, CA - Get ready for the return of the Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival as it celebrates its 15th year! California's premier event honoring the annual Steelhead migration is set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Milt…

Huffman Delivers $2 Million Grant for Sonoma Water to Study Potential Fish-Friendly Diversion to Russian River


(Español abajo)For Immediate ReleaseDecember 19, 2023Mary Hurrell, (202) 225-5187, mary.hurrell@mail.house.govStuart Tiffen, (707) 322-1223, stuart.tiffen@scwa.ca.govHuffman delivers $2 million grant for Sonoma Water to study potential fish-friendly diversion to Russian River Santa Rosa, CA – The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation today announced a $2 million grant to Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma W…

Russian River Inflatable Dam lowered in advance of forecasted storm


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2023(Español abajo) CONTACTAndrea Rodriguez707-331-2040 (cell)andrea.rodriguez @scwa.ca.gov Russian River Inflatable Dam lowered in advance of forecasted storm Santa Rosa, CA – In anticipation of a series of storms arriving in the next week and elevated river flows, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) will begin the process of deflating its rubber dam …

Sonoma Water, Sonoma County approve formation of Eel-Russian Project Authority


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 5, 2023CONTACTStuart TiffenSenior Programs Specialist707-331-1223stuart.tiffen@scwa.ca.govAdministrative Office404 Aviation BoulevardSanta Rosa, CA 95403Sonoma Water, Sonoma County approve formation of Eel-Russian Project AuthoritySanta Rosa, CA  – The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, who also serve as the Board of Directors for the Sonoma County Water Agency, voted …

Fitch Upgrades Sonoma County Water Agency's Water Revs to 'AAA'; Outlook Stable


Fitch Ratings - San Francisco - 15 Nov., 2023: Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following obligations of the Sonoma County Water Agency, CA (the agency or Sonoma Water) to 'AAA' from 'AA+':--$19.5 million water revenue bonds, 2015 series A;--Issuer Default Rating (IDR).The Rating Outlook is Stable.The upgrade to 'AAA' from 'AA+' of the water revenue bond rating and IDR reflect the agency's 'Excepti…

Sonoma Water garners awards from The Climate Registry for greenhouse gas emissions reductions


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 8, 2023 CONTACTStuart TiffenSenior Programs Specialist707-332-1223stuart.tiffen@scwa.ca.govAdministrative Office404 Aviation BoulevardSanta Rosa, CA 95403 The Sonoma County Water Agency’s efforts in greenhouse gas emissions reductions were recognized this week with Climate Registered Gold Status for 2020 and 2021 and a Climate Leadership Award. The awards were presented …

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