Serving Forestville Residents Along the Russian River in Sonoma County, California
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.
The Russian River County Water District delivers clean, high quality potable water that consistently — and readily — surpasses health standards set by the State of California.
Our sealed wells in the Russian River plain are protected from flooding, while our series of interconnected water tanks provide water for home use and a network of high pressure fire hydrants throughout our service area.
The district’s board believes that investing in efficiency is the best – and the cheapest – path toward both conserving our natural water resources and the district’s long-term economic health. Chasing these goals, the board periodically offers free low-flow toilets to replace older, water-wasting models to reduce water consumption by district customers. (Toilets have been shown to be the single biggest user of water in the average home.)
Indoor 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
Outdoor Conservation Tips
- 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