Opportunity For Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Users To View Correct Information

23 March 2021

Santa Rosa, CA – March 22, 2021 – Starting Monday, March 22, groundwater users who own property in the Santa Rosa Plain area will have an opportunity to review and update their water use information. The new Groundwater User Information Data Exchange (GUIDE) Program is being launched by the Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) to improve understanding of how groundwater is used, and the number and types of water wells in the Santa Rosa Plain basin.

The GUIDE Program affects approximately 8,369 parcel property owners who are assumed to get their water from a groundwater well and who live in the Santa Rosa Plain basin, generally in rural areas. The Santa Rosa Plain basin is the largest groundwater basin in Sonoma County. It stretches from Cotati to Windsor (north to south) and from Sebastopol to eastern Santa Rosa (west to east).

“The information gathered through the GUIDE program will help our local efforts to ensure that we have groundwater available now and for future generations,” said GSA Chair and Santa Rosa Councilmember Tom Schwedhelm. “We need to better understand who has wells, and if they are using water for their home, farm, commercial business – or all three.”

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