Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District
Residential Sewer Estimator
|If you are a residential sewer and water customer, you can get an estimate of what your sewer charge might be by entering your average monthly winter water use into the estimator below.
PLEASE NOTE: This estimator is for single family dwellings, condominiums, and single mobile homes.
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.
Ways to lower your sewer bill
The following rebate and incentive programs may be available from the District, your water provider, and PG&E 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.
From the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District:
District Programs – (707) 547-1918
High-Efficiency Toilet Rebate Program – up to $150
High-Efficiency Fixture Direct-Install Program – No cost retrofits with installation
From your water provider:
City of Sonoma Programs – (707) 933-2237
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Program – $75
Cash for Grass Program – Up to $1,000
Valley of the Moon Water District Programs – (707) 996-1037
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate Program – $25
Cash for Grass Program – Up to $550
Pacific Gas & Electric – (800) 743-5000
High-Efficiency Clothes Washer Rebate – $50
- Began Operation: 1953
- Service area: 4,500 acres
- Service recipients: 17,027 Equivalent Single-Family Dwelling
- Treatment level: Tertiary
- Design capacity: 3,000,000 gallons per day (average daily dry weather flow)
- Discharge: Between May 1 and October 30 the recycled water is used for irrigation. Between November 1 and April 30 recycled water is discharged into Schell Slough or Hudeman Slough.
- Board of Directors: The Mayor of the City of Sonoma, the chair and first district supervisor of the Water Agency's Board of Director act as the District's Board.
- 2013/14 Proposition 218 Notice and Rates
- 2012/13 Proposition 218 Notice and Rates | Brochure
- 2012/13 Final Budget
- Volume-based rate structure
- The Budget Process
- FY 2011/12 Budget Summary
- FY 2010/11 Budget Summary
- Napa Sonoma Salt Marsh Restoration Pipeline
- Recycled Water Trucking Program
- R5 Recycled Water Reservoir
District treatment plant address:
22675 8th Street East
Sonoma, CA 95476
Rate questions: Michael Gossman: 707.521.6207 or Michael.Gossman@scwa.ca.gov
Water efficiency rebate questions: Brian Lee 707.547.1918 email@example.com.
Billing questions: Manuel Olvera: 707-521-6215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
General questions: Brian Anderson: 707-521-1812 or email@example.com