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:
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.
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. After acquiring the system from Citizens Utilities in 1990, the District has completed several major upgrades to the system and continually plans for future projects to keep the system in good shape.
Today, the Sweetwater
Springs Water District serves approximately 3,600 accounts (95% residential)
comprised of about 9,000 persons.