In response to aging infrastructure, the SVCSD Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance requires property owners of homes and businesses that are 30 years or older to have their sewer laterals inspected and repaired, if necessary, in order to prevent sewer overflows that contribute to pollution and result in costly fines to the District. An estimated two-thirds of the sewer laterals in Sonoma Valley are at least 30 years old and likely in need of repair.
The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (District) is in the process of replacing a portion of the existing sewer trunk main alignment in three phases.
The Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District has re-opened a residential recycled water fill station in the wastewater treatment plant on Eighth Street East that will provide free recycled water for local residents that can be used to water lawns, gardens and landscaped areas. We encourage Sonoma Valley residents to irrigate their landscaping with our free recycled water to help preserve our community’s precious drinking water during the hot days of summer.
The fill station is located just north of the plant, which is located at 22675 Eighth Street East, Sonoma, CA. Recycled water will be provided to all residents who live in the Sonoma Creek Watershed free of charge.
The fill station is closed for the winter, and will reopen in the spring.
Please download and fill out the application and bring it to the fill station at 22675 Eight Street East in Sonoma:
The District calculates residential sewer bills by using a volume-based rate structure. Thirty percent of your sewer bill is based on the amount of household water used during the winter months, beginning in December through February. The remaining seventy percent of the sewer bill is based on a fixed cost to cover operations and maintenance expenses related to keeping the sewage collection system and treatment facility updated to meet public health and environmental regulations. The rate structure does not apply to commercial customers, as they are charged based on a fixed rate structure.
The following rebate and incentive programs may be available from your water provider to help lower your sewer bill. Please contact your service provider for more information, eligibility, funding availability, and applications for the rebates before purchase. Product specifications, requirements and restrictions vary by service provider.
22675 8th Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476