Water Supply Planning

Santa Rosa Water (SRW) is committed to long-term water supply planning to ensure adequate water supplies are available to meet current and future water demands under varying water supply conditions. The City receives the majority of its drinking water supply from the Sonoma County Water Agency (SCWA), which wholesales water principally from the Russian River to retail water providers in Sonoma County and portions of Marin County. SRW supplements this drinking water supply by operating two groundwater wells.

To decrease the demand for potable drinking water and stretch our water supply, SRW provides recycled water from its own Subregional Water Reuse System to some irrigators.
Water Towers on Taylor Mountain
Additionally, SRW has developed robust Water Use Efficiency programs, which play an essential role in SRW water supply planning efforts by helping reduce current and future potable water demands.

2015 Urban Water Management Plan


Santa Rosa Water (SRW) is required by the California Water Code to update and adopt an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) and submit a completed plan to the Department of Water Resources every five years. The UWMP provides an assessment of the City's water system, including water supply and demand, an overview of our recycled water and conservation programs, compliance with the Water Conservation Act of 2009 (SBx7-7) and our Water Shortage Contingency Plan, which provides an incremental approach to reducing potable water demand during increasing stages of drought or other water shortage.