Santa Rosa, CA – September 28, 2021 – As the current historic drought continues to worsen, water customers in Sonoma and Marin counties are encouraged to pick up a free water saving kit during a “Drought Drop By” event on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sonoma Water and its partners in the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership encourage all water users in the Russian River watershed to save water. Every drop saved helps maintain water flows in the Russian River and extends rapidly declining reservoir storage levels.
Well owners in Petaluma Valley, Santa Rosa Plain and Sonoma Valley are also eligible to pick-up their water saving kits, thanks to contributions to the event from the Petaluma Valley, Santa Rosa Plain and Sonoma Valley groundwater sustainability agencies.
The Russian River watershed is in a historic drought. The region is experiencing the driest water year on record over the last 127 years. Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino water supply levels have reached historically low levels. Without additional rainfall, it is critical that our communities practice aggressive water saving habits.
Drought Drop By on October 9, 2021, 8am-12pm
Free drought toolkits will be distributed to participants who drop by on a first come, first served basis. While supplies last. Limit one kit per household.
- Bucket to catch water for reuse
- WaterSense labeled low-flow showerhead
- 5-minute shower timer
- WaterSense labeled low-flow faucet aerator
- Toilet dye test tablets
- Self-closing garden hose nozzle
Keeping everyone’s health and safety in mind, COVID safety protocols will be in effect. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. Participants should remain in their vehicles if they drive to the event and stay 6 feet apart if they arrive on foot or bicycle.
- Valley of the Moon Water District, 19039 Bay Street, Sonoma
- Santa Rosa – Youth Community Park – 1701 Fulton Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Santa Rosa – Colgan Creek Park – 2036 Bedford St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
- City of Sonoma – Sonoma Valley High School (Bus Turnout) – 20000 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
- Novato: North Marin Water District – 999 Rush Creek Pl, Novato
For more information about the Drought Drop By event, visit www.savingwaterpartnership.org/dropby
The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership is a collaboration of the following utilities: The cities of Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Petaluma, Sonoma, Cotati, Healdsburg and Cloverdale; Marin Water, North Marin Water District, Valley of the Moon Water District; Town of Windsor, California American Water – Larkfield and Geyserville, and Sonoma Water.