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Posted on: October 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Santa Rosa Water Quality Not Impacted by Glass Fire

Water Quality Sampling

Ongoing testing and monitoring of Santa Rosa’s drinking water confirms that our community’s water system meets all safe drinking water standards. Santa Rosa’s water distribution system was NOT damaged or compromised during the Glass Fire. The City’s water distribution system remained fully functioning during the fire, meaning pressure in the system was maintained and prevented contaminants from entering the water system. We continue to go above and beyond the minimum regulatory requirements for our water system to ensure there is no risk to residents returning to their homes.

Throughout the fire, Santa Rosa Water system operators closely monitored the community’s water system and will continue to do so. Santa Rosa Water is monitoring water quality and performing routine sampling to ensure your drinking water meets all safe drinking water standards. As an additional precaution in the fire impacted areas, Santa Rosa Water is flushing the water system and is testing water quality samples from every sample station and all 66 hydrants in the fire impacted area.

At properties damaged by fire, Santa Rosa Water system operators have removed each water meter and flushed each water service line, thereby isolating the damaged properties from the water system. As a further precautionary measure, these service lines extending from the water main in the street to the water meter box are being sampled to ensure protection of public health. To date, water quality samples that have been analyzed from water service lines next to burned properties have met all safe drinking water standards. Properties damaged by the Glass Fire will need to meet all water system standards and be deemed safe by the Water Department before reconnecting to the system. 

For information regarding connecting to water and sewer service, please contact:
Water Engineering Services by calling 707-543-4667 or email [email protected]

For water quality information or questions, please contact:
Water Quality by calling 707-543-3965, emailing [email protected], or visiting

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