Serving Forestville Residents Along the Russian River in Sonoma County, California

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Russian River Utility
7131 Mirabel Road
Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: 707-887-7735
Toll Free: 800-244-5518
Water Rates

Monthly water bills have two parts:

(1) A flat charge of $20.00 per month for single family dwellings, $30 per month for duplexes or properties with a second unit and $40 per month for triplexes to pay for services that must be provided regardless of the amount of water delivered, including meter reading, facility maintenance, billing and customer service; and

(2) A consumption charge to reflect the amount of water used, billed according to a four-tiered rate structure. The structure for single family dwellings is as follows:
  • $2.00 per thousand gallons for the first 2,000 gallons
  • $3.00 per thousand gallons for the next 2,000 gallons
  • $4.00 per thousand for the next 4,000 gallons
  • $6.00 per thousand for all usage exceeding 8,000 gallons

Russian River Utility staff read meters and issue bills monthly.

There is also an annual assessment of $30.00 for capital improvements and operations expenses placed on each home’s property tax. Ways to save water can be found in the Conservation & Sustainability section.

It is important to understand some of the fiscal challenges the district faces.

The majority of the Russian River County Water District’s pipes, pumps and other infrastructure were built and installed in the 1980s, meaning that repairs to the mostly now-aging system can be expected to increase in both frequency and cost during the coming years if safe levels of fire protection and water delivery to all customers are to be maintained.

The board is also aware of the need to have a capital reserve fund on hand in case of a regional catastrophe (e.g., earthquake) that could cause serious damage to portions of our water system and leave us on our own to make very major repairs quickly, even if other government resources eventually become available.

Russian River County Water District has a set of codes which govern the rates, payment of bills, termination of water service, personnel, district officers, connection fees and more. Anyone interested in seeing these codes is welcome to do so by going into the office at the Russian River Utility office at 7131 Mirabel Road, Forestville. Call 707-887-7735 if you have any questions.

Conservation Tips

  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 shaving

  Reduce your watering days to once or twice per week

  Plant native or water-wise species

  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

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