Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District
- 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 and wetland habitat enhancement. 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.
- Fall 2014 Newsletter
- Spring 2014 Newsletter | Text only accessible version of Spring 2014 Newsletter
- 2015/16 Proposition 218 Notice and Rates
- 2014/15 Budget
- 2014/15 Proposition 218 Notice and Rates
- 2013/14 Budget
- 2013/14 Proposition 218 Notice and Rates
- 2012/13 Budget
- 2012/13 Proposition 218 Notice and Rates | Brochure
- 2011/12 Budget
- Recycled Water Pipeline Project to keep fields green
- Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Napa Sonoma Salt Marsh Restoration Pipeline
- Recycled Water Trucking Program
- Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District: Agua Caliente Creek Wastewater Pipe Replacement
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Billing questions: Manuel Olvera, 707-521-6215 or email@example.com
General questions: Brian Anderson 707-521-1812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How your sewer bill is calculated
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.