Press Releases

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…

Russian River County Sanitation District to host a virtual meeting on proposed rates for 2022-2023


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   March 29, 2022  CONTACT:  Barry Dugan Sonoma Water 707-331-2040 barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov (Spanish below) (Español abajo)   Russian River County Sanitation District to host a virtual meeting on proposed rates for 2022-2023  (Santa Rosa, CA) – The Russian River County Sanitation District (District) will host a virtual meeting on the proposed sewer fee charges for the upcoming…

Sonoma Water to Host Meeting to Discuss Improvements to Watershed Plan for Santa Rosa Creek Watershed


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   March 29, 2022 CONTACT: Barry DuganSonoma Water707-331-2040barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov (Spanish below) (Español abajo)Sonoma Water to Host Meeting to Discuss Improvements to Watershed Plan for Santa Rosa Creek Watershed Sonoma Water and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will hold a virtual scoping meeting to discuss the new Watershed Plan for the Central Sonoma…

Russian River Water Supply Dam Being Inflated Today


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 21, 2022  CONTACT Ann DuBay Community & Government Affairs Manager 707-524-8378 (office) 707-322-8185 (cell) ann.dubay@scwa.ca.gov  Russian River Water Supply Dam Being Inflated Today   Santa Rosa, CA – Due to a dry winter and warm temperatures, the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) today began the multi-day process of inflating its rubber dam located in t…

Sonoma Water to Host Virtual Drought Town Hall


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 1, 2022CONTACT: Barry DuganSonoma Water707-331-2040barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov(Spanish below) (Español abajo) Sonoma Water to Host Virtual Drought Town Hall(Santa Rosa, CA) – The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) will host a virtual Drought Town Hall on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00 p.m. through a Zoom webinar. The town hall will focus on continued drought conditions…

Sewer Main Break near Vacation Beach in Guerneville; Customers Asked to Reduce Water Usage


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2021 CONTACT Barry Dugan Principal Programs Specialist, Community Affairs, 707-331-2040, Barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov Guerneville, CA –  A break in a sewer main was discovered at  3 p.m. today at the end of Orchard Avenue in Guerneville and crews from the Russian River County Sanitation District (RRCSD) are on the scene containing the leak and undertaking repair.  Al…

Emergency Wastewater Pipeline Repair Underway in Guerneville; Minor Traffic Delays Possible


CONTACT Ann DuBay Community & Government Affairs Manager 707-322-8185 ann.dubay@scwa.ca.govGuerneville, CA –  At approximately 5:45 a.m., November 27, Sonoma Water maintenance and operation crews found the source of a wastewater leak in the 16500 block of Highway 116 (River Road) in Guerneville. Repairs will begin shortly on a ruptured sewer force main pipeline and will continue through the d…

Minor Traffic Delays Possible in Guerneville due to Emergency Wastewater Pipeline Assessment


CONTACT Ann DuBay Community & Government Affairs Manager 707-322-8185 ann.dubay@scwa.ca.gov Guerneville, CA –  On Friday, November 26, Sonoma Water maintenance and operation crews will be conducting emergency repair work in the 16500 block of Highway 116 (River Road) in Guerneville. The work will begin at approximately 4 p.m. Heavy equipment, trucks and personnel will be on site. Traffic cont…

Sonoma Water Files Petition to Maximize Reservoir Storage


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   11.22.21 CONTACT: Barry Dugan 707-331-2040 Barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov  (Spanish below) (Español abajo)   (Santa Rosa) ­– The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) has filed a petition with the State Water Resources Control Board to ensure that its already depleted reservoirs are not further affected by reduced flows from the Potter Valley Project due to a mechanical failu…

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership earns a fifth WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 1, 2021 CONTACT: Barry Dugan, 707-331-2040 (cell), barry.dugan@scwa.ca.gov (Spanish below) (Español abajo)   Santa Rosa, CA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership with a 2021 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award as a professional certifying organization, for continuing to make their Qualified Water…

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