Another $765,000 will help fund water conservation rebate programs in Sonoma, Petaluma, the Valley of the Moon and North Marin water districts, the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District and the Penngrove Sanitation Zone. Rebate programs will help residential and business customers pay for and/or install high-efficiency toilets and urinals, high-efficiency clothes washers, irrigation upgrades (such as turf removal and drip irrigation conversion) and smart irrigation controllers. Customers are encouraged to contact their local water supplier for more information.
Of the $2 million for the North Bay Water Reuse Authority, $500,000 will be used for funding the installation of an 18-inch, one-mile long recycled water pipeline from the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District’s treatment plant. The pipeline, which is currently under construction, will expand the District’s ability to serve recycled water to additional customers for irrigation purposes.
“This funding reflects the success of the North Coast integrated regional water management process,” said Rohnert Park Vice Mayor Jake Mackenzie, Chair of the North Coast IRWM Policy Review Panel. “We've shown other parts of the state how to work cooperatively and be recognized for that.”