The Russian River County Water District is a public water system established under the Water Code of the State of California. It provides fresh, safe, high-quality water for both domestic use and fire protection to just over 1,200 Forestville households nestled along the Russian River in western Sonoma County, California.
Governed by a five-member elected board of directors, the district strives to manage the community’s natural water resources in a sustainable way for future generations while protecting public health and well-being, along with fire protection, at a fair and reasonable price.
√ Find and repair leaks now
√ Install high-efficiency toilets
√ Run the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads only
√ Install water- and energy-efficient appliances
√ Install low-flow showerheads
√ Fill the bathtub halfway or less
√ Turn water off when brushing teeth or shavingOutdoors
√ Inspect and tune up irrigation system monthly
√ Irrigate between midnight and 6AM to reduce water loss from evaporation and wind
√ Use a broom, not a hose, to clean driveway, deck or patio
√ Use a bucket and a hose with self-closing nozzle to wash the car or take your car to a carwash that recycles water
√ Cover pools and hot tubs to reduce evaporation
See more tips and resources in our Conservation section