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Paula Lane Water Storage Tank

Sources of Supply: Sonoma County Water Agency (90%), local supply (10%)
Miles of Pipe: 278
Fire Hydrants: 2,405
System Valves: 6,965
Pumping Stations: Seven
Water Storage Reservoirs: 10
Storage Capacity: 13 million gallons
Average Daily Production: 7.7 million gallons per day
Number of Water Main and Service Breaks Repaired Annually: 250
Drinking Water Savings Through Conservation Efforts: 100 million gallons per year (equal to amount of water used by 926 homes on an annual basis)


Replacing 100-year old water main in Washington Street

Replacing 100-year old water main in Washington Street


Wastewater and Recycled Water

Treatment Facility: Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility
Number of Federal/State Regulatory Permits: four
Pumping Stations: nine
Manholes: 3,664
Miles of Pipeline: 192
Annual Amount of Wastewater Cleaned: 1,500 million gallons
Annual Amount of Recycled Water Produced: 708 million gallons
Year Began Water Recycling: 1984
Recycled Water Uses: golf courses, agriculture, vineyard. At the Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility, tertiary recycled water is used for process water, landscape irrigation, toilet flushing and fire protection.
Drinking Water Savings Through Use of Recycled Water: 400 million gallons per year (equal to amount of water used by 3700 homes on an annual basis)


Surface Water

Petaluma River Watershed:Encompasses a 146 squair mile pear-shaped basin. The watershed is approximately 19 miles long and 13 miles wide with the City of Petaluma near its center. Read More...

Miles of Storm Water Pipe: 142
Number of Catch Basins: 3,241
Pumping Stations: 3
River Level/Flood Monitoring: Flood Alert System
Number of River Gauges: eight



Contact Information

Director, Public Works and Utilities
Dan St. John, F.ASCE
202 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707-778-4546
Fax: 707.206.6034
Email: dstjohn@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Administrative Offices
202 North McDowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.778.4546
Fax: 707.206.6034
Email: water@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday - Friday

Utility Billing
11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: 707.778.4350
Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Monday – Thursday

Water, Sewer, or Storm Water Emergency
Phone: 707.778.4546

Water Conservation
Phone: 707.778.4507
Email: conservation@ci.petaluma.ca.us

Report Water Waste

Field Office
202 N. McDowell
Petaluma, CA 94954
Phone: 707.776.3777