Emergency Contact: (415) 259-2949
Protecting Public Health & The Environment


Established in 1899 under the Sanitary District Act of 1891 and subsequently reorganized under the Sanitary District Act of 1923, the Ross Valley Sanitary District provides a wastewater collection system for residents and businesses in the following communities:

  • Fairfax
  • Greenbrae
  • Kentfield
  • Larkspur
  • Murray Park
  • Ross
  • San Anselmo
  • Sleepy Hollow

    Private Laterals

    In June of 2014, the District adopted an Ordinance regulating the maintenance of private sewer laterals.  The Ordinance contains testing and inspection requirements dependent upon specific triggers, such as property sale and remodels.  Please click here to find out how this Ordinance might affect you.  Page is currently under construction.


    Lateral Replacement Grant Program

    RVSD has allocated funds to assist property owners with the cost of replacing their private lateral lines in fiscal year 2014-15.

    Total FY2014-15 Allocation: $850,000

    Total Funds Allocated to Date: $534,467

    Total Funds Available: $312,533

    Allocated funds have replaced 11,800 linear feet of lateral pipelines in 166 projects.

    Figures are updated weekly.

    Please click here to view our Lateral Replacement Grant Program guide.

    District's Newsletter

    The District is issuing a monthly newsletter to keep our community informed on important activities related to wastewater utility service.  February 2014

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    Emergency - Contact Information

    If you have a private property sewer emergency please contact a plumber as soon as possible. Please download a list of pre-approved plumbers familiar with district policies and programs.

    If you have a public sewer emergency such as a man-hole overflow or observe sewer water flowing into a waterway, please contact us immediately.

    Emergency: (415) 259-2949

    On Call Pager: (415) 838-0800

    Thank you!
    Your action helps us protect the environment

    Construction Project Updates

    More detailed information on RVSD's current construction projects can be found by clicking here.

    Current Projects Include:

    Magnolia Trunkline in Larkspur

    News Releases & Information

    Visit our Newsroom for additional information.

    Watch This Award-Winning Documentary

    Support your community by understanding the challenges we all face in managing the drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure that we can't live without.

    Pick up the DVD at the following libraries or our district office: Corte Madera, San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, and Larkspur.

    We look forward to your comments!

    Watch the Overview

    Ross Valley Sanitary District
    2960 Kerner Boulevard
    San Rafael, CA 94901
    - map
    (415) 259-2949 - phone
    (415) 460-2149 - fax
    (415) 259-2949 - emergency
    Emergency calls are dispatched immediately,
    24 hours a day, 365 days a year

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