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  • The District is currently preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to better manage its vulnerability to risks such as Earthquakes, floods, and wildfire. If you would like to join staff to learn more and participate in the next virtual planning meeting, which will be held 2-3pm on Wednesday, January 13, please contact us at sws@monitor.net. Your input and feedback would be most appreciated!
  • The District would greatly appreciate your input on hazard risk. Please take this short 5-minute survey to help inform the Hazard Mitigation Plan we are currently preparing in order to better manage risks such as Earthquakes, Flood, and Wildfires. Click here to take the short survey.
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The mission of the Sweetwater Springs Water District (SSWD) is to provide its customers with quality water and service (click here to see the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) in an open, accountable, and cost-effective manner and to manage District resources for the benefit of the community and environment.


The objective of the District is to provide water distribution and maintenance services to five townships adjacent to the Russian River:

  • Guerneville
  • Rio Nido
  • Guernewood Park
  • Villa Grande
  • Monte Rio

Water district area

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The District was formed on December 15, 1988, after a public vote under County Water District Law. As a result of a subsequent public election in November of 1990, the District acquired the existing water supply system from Citizens Utilities Company.

The District's water supply comes from wells near the River and the distribution facilities consist of two separate water systems: one in Guerneville with three wells and the other in Monte Rio with two wells.

The District's water distribution system is a result of water lines being installed over the last 100 years. Although the water system has been upgraded over the years, major upgrade construction projects have been taking place since SSWD acquired the water system.

Today, the Sweetwater Springs Water District serves approximately 3,600 accounts (95% residential) comprised of about 9,000 persons.

Email the District at: info@sweetwatersprings.com

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