Press Releases from Sonoma County Water Agency

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  • Water Agency
    Published on December 13, 2018
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) today will begin deflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville.

  • Water Agency
    Published on December 5, 2018
    Water Agency
    On Thursday, December 13, 1 p.m., the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) Board of Directors will hold a study session on fee options to provide short-term funding for the new agency.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 7, 2018
    Water Agency

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will allow additional water to be stored in Lake Mendocino during this winter’s rainy season to improve water supply reliability and environmental conditions in the Russian River, while continuing to ensure flood management capacity of the reservoir. The decision would allow the Corps to use modern weather prediction technology to operate the reservoir with more flexibility to store more water when no major storms are foretasted.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 2, 2018
    Water Agency
    Something as simple as flushing the toilet can cause big problems. Just ask your local wastewater treatment plant worker.

  • Water Agency
    Published on October 6, 2018
    Water Agency
    Two months after the directors of Sonoma Water and the Board of Supervisors agreed to fund a pilot project of fire cameras to provide early detection of wildfires, the nascent network of fire-detecting apparatus demonstrated its value when a camera atop Geyser Peak spotted a recently ignited fire and allowed firefighters to locate and quickly suppress the blaze.

  • Water Agency
    Published on October 6, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership (Partnership), a group of North Bay water utilities, has once again been recognized with national awards for its water-saving efforts

  • Water Agency
    Published on August 20, 2018
    Water Agency
    Members of the public are invited to submit comments on a storm water resources plan for the Petaluma River and Sonoma Creek watersheds that has identified more than 60 projects that will utilize storm water from heavy rainfall for beneficial uses, such as flood protection, recharge of groundwater, slowing erosion from hillsides, and improving water quality in creeks and streams. Comment period closes September 17, 2018.
  • Water Agency
    Published on June 18, 2018
    Water Agency
    On Thursday, June 21, 2018 more than 40 Sonoma County youth and young adults will be engaged in activities ranging from invasive species removal to watershed education and riparian habitat exploration at Westside Water Education Center.

  • Published on June 6, 2018
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Board of Directors (Board) today approved a plan to extend sewer service in the neighborhood of Larkfield Estates that was destroyed during last year’s fires.

  • Water Agency
    Published on June 5, 2018
    Water Agency
    Winners of the Sonoma County Water Agency’s (Water Agency) annual Water Awareness school poster contest and the Russian River Watershed Association’s high school video contest were announced recently during a celebration held to acknowledge the winning entries and hand out prizes.
  • Published on June 1, 2018
    The Sonoma County Water Agency will hold a series of community meetings to discuss a proposed sewer lateral ordinance aimed at preventing sewer overflows that occur during heavy rains. Meetings will be held in Santa Rosa on June 19, Monte Rio on June 26, and at The Sea Ranch on July 28.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 30, 2018
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership) will be implementing a regional multi-media effort throughout the North Bay region with a simple message: There’s never enough to waste.

  • Water Agency
    Published on May 21, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) began inflating its rubber dam on the Russian River near Forestville on Monday, May 21, 2018. The rubber dam is a critical component of the Russian River water supply system that provides naturally filtered drinking water to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties. The rubber dam will remain inflated through summer and into the fall.

  • Water Agency
    Published on May 18, 2018
    Water Agency
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) will hold a series of community meetings to discuss a proposed sewer lateral ordinance aimed at preventing sewer overflows that occur during heavy rains.
  • Water Agency
    Published on May 17, 2018
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, May 31, 2018 to update the community on the Russian River Estuary Management Project. The meeting will be held at the Jenner Community Center, 10398 Highway 1, Jenner, from 6-7:30 p.m.

  • Water Agency
    Published on April 26, 2018
    Water Agency
    The annual Eco-Friendly Garden Tour (Tour) will take place on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Now in its eighth year, the Tour is sponsored by the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership (Partnership) and focuses on low water-use sustainable landscaping. The 2018 tour includes gardens in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Valley, Petaluma, Novato, San Rafael, and San Anselmo.
  • Water Agency
    Published on March 20, 2018
    Water Agency

    The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership and partners are developing free landscape design templates to help fire victims get back in their homes faster, while encouraging long-term environmental sustainability. Sonoma County residents are invited to attend two community input sessions to participate in the development of these landscape design templates, which will help define the look, feel, and functionality of the landscapes in the neighborhoods being rebuilt.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 27, 2018
    Water Agency

    A series of community workshops are scheduled to update well owners and others on options for short-term funding of Sonoma County’s Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs)

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 27, 2018
    Water Agency

    A four-inch wastewater pipeline was inadvertently punctured in downtown Occidental Monday morning, causing less than 1,200 gallons of untreated wastewater to be released.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 20, 2018
    Water Agency

    On Thursday, Feb. 22 the Public Policy Facilitating Committee (PPFC) will hold its annual meeting to review projects that are helping to restore endangered and threatened fish to the Russian River watershed while maintaining the region’s primary water supply. This year’s meeting will include a walking tour of a habitat enhancement project on Dry Creek.

  • Water Agency
    Published on February 9, 2018
    Water Agency
    Dry Creek residents and all those interested in the progress of the Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project are invited to attend the annual Dry Creek Community Meeting on Thursday, February 22, 6-8 p.m. at the Milt Brandt Visitors Center at Lake Sonoma.
  • Published on January 8, 2018
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) today began deflating its rubber dam located in the Russian River near Forestville. The Water Agency routinely deflates the rubber dam when Russian River flows reach 2,000 cubic feet per second in order to prevent damage to the rubber dam from the high flows.

  • Published on November 3, 2016

    In conjunction with the Sonoma County Library, the Sonoma County Energy and Sustainability Division, the Sonoma County Water Agency and Sonoma Clean Power are introducing “Do It Yourself” (DIY) Energy and Water Savings Toolkits as part of a pilot program promoting energy and water efficiency.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 4, 2015
    Health Services

    On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a health warning to the public to keep animals away from the Russian River.

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