American Water Works Association (AWWA)
A non-profit, scientific and educational society dedicated to promotion of public health and welfare in the provisions of drinking water of unquestionable quality and quantity.
Association of California Water Agencies (SCWA)
This association represents many public water districts, including irrigation districts and county water districts. The president of the Forestville Water District, Bill Massey, is the chairman for the northern California coastal district.
California American Water Company
Largest privately-owned water service company in the United States (Larkfield Water Company in Sonoma County).
Local Department of Health Services
Drinking Water Field Operations Board
Santa Rosa District Office
50 D Street, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
California Department of Water Resources
Manages water resources of California in cooperation with other agencies.
California Office of Emergency Services (OES)
Responsible to the governor of the state in response to emergency situations, earthquake, fire, floods, etc. This department allocates resources in the event of any emergency.
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
The staff oversees privately-owned utilities, enforces rules, regulations and water rates adopted by the commission.
California Water Service Group (NYSSE CWT)
Largest private water utility in California (Redwood Valley District in Guerneville).
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water
This federal agency develops drinking water regulations and standards for adoption of the state. Jurisdiction for enforcement is delegated to the California Department of Health Services.
North Coast Regional Water Quality
This state agency, under the California Water Resources Control Board, develops regulations to protect water quality in streams and rivers. The staff oversees point (treatment plant discharges) and non-point (septic and percolation systems) wastewater discharges. The water board delegated control of septic systems to local environmental health departments.
Sweetwater Springs Water District
County water district for Guerneville and Monte Rio.
Town of Windsor
The Town of Windsor was incorporated in 1992. The Windsor Water District is managed and operated as a subsidiary agency.
Water Agencies Response Network (WARN)
An association of water systems, both public and private, which have banded together for the purpose of providing mutual aid to water utilities in case of emergencies.
County of Sonoma Public Health
The county health department oversees the smaller water systems in the county. Most of the systems have fewer than 15 service connections.
California Rural Water Association
This association provides assistance to small water systems. A suburb education program is available to members and operators of small water systems.