Russian River County Sanitation District


    Proposed Sewer Lateral Ordinance for Russian River County Sanitation District

    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. The ordinance would apply to the Russian River and Occidental County Sanitation Districts, and the Airport/Larkfield/Wikiup, Geyserville, and Sea Ranch Sanitation Zones, all of which are operated by the Water Agency.

    The ordinance would provide the Water Agency with the ability to inspect, and if necessary, require the repair of sewer laterals that are failing and contributing to pollution and sewer overflows. The proposed ordinance will NOT require any point-of-sale sewer lateral inspections or repairs. The proposed ordinance would not include a mandatory inspections program, but if faulty laterals are detected during routine inspections, the Water Agency could require repairs. An inspection could also be required if a main sewer line that is connected to the lateral is being replaced or rehabilitated. The ordinance is proposed in five sanitation zones and districts the Water Agency manages in Sonoma County. Read more ...

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    About the District:

    • Began Operation: 1983
    • Service area: 2,700 acres
    • Service recipients: 3,161 Equivalent Single-Family Dwelling
    • Treatment level: Tertiary
    • Design capacity: 710,000 gallons per day (average daily dry weather flow)
    • Discharge: Between October 1 and May 14 recycled water is discharged into the Russian River. Between May 15 and September 30 the recycled water is used for irrigation on forested land adjacent to the treatment plant and on the Northwood Golf Course.
    • District brochure (For a hard copy call Brad Sherwood at 707.547.1927 or
    • Board of Directors:  The Water Agency's Board of Directors act as the District's Board.


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    Treatment Plant Address

    18400 Neeley Road, Guerneville, CA 95446

    Contacts Information

    Front Desk (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm PST): 707-526-5370
    Operations Desk (24 Hours): 707-523-1070