Russian River Drought Relief Program

    The Russian River Drought Relief Program includes two opportunities for eligible customers to reduce their water use in participating service areas.

    The participating service areas include:

    • Belmont Terrace Mutual Water Company
    • City of Cloverdale (Direct Install Program Only)
    • City of Healdsburg
    • Mendocino County Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation Improvement District
      • Calpella County Water District
      • Hopland Public Utility District
      • Millview County Water District
      • River Estates Mutual Water Company
      • Rogina Water Company, Inc.
      • City of Ukiah Water Department
      • Willow County Water District
    • Redwood Valley County Water District
    • County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works supervised water systems
      • Fitch Mountain Water System
      • Freestone Water System
      • Jenner Water System
      • Salmon Creek Water System
    • Sweetwater Springs Water District (Direct Install Program Only) **Program Full - Wait List Only**
    • Private well users inside the Russian River Watershed boundaries of Sonoma County


    Customers of the following water or sewer service providers are not eligible for the Russian River Drought Relief Program. Many of these service providers have water conservation programs avaialble - click for more information.


    High-Efficiency Fixture Direct-Install Program

    A limited number of high-efficiency fixture retrofits are available at no cost through participating water providers listed above. The Program includes replacement of older high-flow toilets (3.5 gallons per flush or greater) with installation by a licensed plumber of up to two high-efficiency toilets (0.8 gpf). In addition, the program offers free replacement of all high-flow faucet aerators with new high-efficiency models (1.5 or 0.5 gpm) and replacement of all high-flow showerheads with new high-efficiency models (1.5 gpm). All Program eligibility requirements must be met prior to installation.

    Click here for more information on the High-Efficiency Fixture Direct-Install Program


    Turf Replacement Rebate Program

    A limited number of rebates are available for the removal of turf grass. You can save water and money by replacing your turf and lawn sprinkler system with low water use plants watered by a drip irrigation system. Maximum rebate is $250 or 500 sq ft. for single family customers and $5,000 or 10,000 sq ft. for commercial customers. A pre-inspection appointment before turf removal is required to receive the rebate. All Program eligibility requirements must be met.

    Click here to register for the Turf Replacement Rebate Program

    For questions regarding this Turf Replacement Rebate Program, contact the Water Efficiency Program at (707) 547-1909.