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News: 09/15/2018

Public meeting in Sonoma on revised septic rules



The County of Sonoma is updating County regulations for septic systems in order to meet state mandated regulations that protect water quality and public health. Permit Sonoma is hosting community meetings to share feedback on the proposed Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual.

New septic policies were adopted by the California State Water Board in 2012 establishing a statewide, risk-based, tiered approach for regulation and management of septic systems. Counties were then tasked with coming up with plans to implement the new policies.

“We welcome community input as the county revises its septic policies, policies which could impact many of our rural residents,” commented Fifth District Supervisor Lynda Hopkins. “We are exploring creative solutions and some alternative technologies, along with permitting composting toilets at long last – which might help mitigate the stringent environmental regulations coming from our state regulators.”

A community meeting is scheduled for Oct. 15, 6-8 p.m., at the Sonoma Veterans Building, 126 First St. West, Sonoma.

Similar meetings are taking place throughout the county; all will be 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 26 – Petaluma Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. S., Petaluma.

Oct. 10 – Villa Chanticleer Annex, 900 Chanticleer Way, Healdsburg.

Oct. 17 – Guerneville Veteran’s Building, 16255 First St. at Church St., Guerneville.

These meetings will consist of a presentation on the County’s proposed septic system policies. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation, along with additional opportunities for attendees to share feedback. Members of the public who are not able to attend but would like to provide feedback are encouraged to watch the livestream of the workshop and share ideas through an online survey.

Community feedback on these proposed septic system regulations will inform the draft OWTS Manual, which will be considered by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in November 2018.

For more information regarding the proposed OWTS Manual, including frequently asked questions, visit www.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Permit/Septic-Policy-Update.



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