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

    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:      $400,000

    Total Funds Allocated to Date:    $157,310.78

    Total Funds Available:            $242,689.22  
    Allocated funds have replaced 2,814 linear feet of lateral pipelines in 53 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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    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

    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

    Professional Services Requests for Proposal (RFPs)

    There are currently no open RFPs

    News Releases & Information

    Visit our Newsroom for additional information.

    Project Updates

    FY2014 Sewer Rehabilitation Projects


    The FY2014 Sewer Rehabilitation Projects - Group B are about to be underway.  The construction contract was awarded to Ranger Pipelines on December 18, 2013 in the amount of $2,113,111.  Letters regarding the benefits of RVSD's Lateral Replacement Grant Program are scheduled to mail out to residents within the project zones during the week of January 13, 2014.  Please click here to learn more about the Lateral Replacement Grant Program!

     The Magnolia Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Project will replace approximately one mile of larger diameter pipeline running down Magnolia Avenue in Larkspur, from the intersection with Frances Avenue and turning onto Doherty Drive.  The design contract was awarded to Brown and Caldwell at the January 22, 2014 Board Meeting.  Design is nearly complete and the Board will be asked to authorize a call for construction bids at the Board Meeting on May 28, 2014.  On April 16, 2014, Brown and Caldwell conducted a public outreach meeting at the Central Marin Police Authority headquarters on Doherty Drive.  Click here to view the presentation slides from that meeting.  Construction bids were received as of the closing date on August 11, 2014 and the contract will be awarded at the August 27, 2014 Board meeting.


    We appreciate your patience and cooperation in helping us complete our projects safely and efficiently.  If you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact the Ross Valley Sanitary District at 415-259-2949.  After hours you can contact the Ross Valley Sanitary Districts 24 hour Emergency Line at 415-259-2949.

    Ross Valley Sanitary District
    2960 Kerner Boulevard
    San Rafael, CA 94901
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    (415) 259-2949 - phone
    (415) 460-2149 - fax
    (415) 259-2949 - emergency
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