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Protecting Public Health & The Environment

Private Laterals

Private Sewer Lateral Ordinance

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.


Lateral Replacement Grant Program

At their June 23, 2016, Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved funding for the Lateral Replacement Grant Program (LRGP) for the fiscal year 2016/17.  The District will begin accepting applications on July 1, 2016. Please note that any repair or replacement work performed prior to receiving a letter of approval from the District is not eligible for a grant.

Please click here to view the Lateral Replacement Grant Program (LRGP) guide.  Changes will occur periodically.  You can be assured of having the most current information by using the program guide posted here or by contacting the District.

RVSD has allocated the following funds to the LRGP for FY2016-17.

Total FY2015-16 Allocation:            $500,000

Total Funds Allocated to Date:        $0

Total Funds Available:                      $500,000

Maximum Grant:                               $1,500

In FY16/17 to date, allocated funds have replaced 0 linear feet of lateral pipelines in 0 projects.

Figures are updated weekly.

Click here to view Resolution 15-1493, establishing the framework and guidelines for the Lateral Replacement Grant Program


Lateral Replacement Loan Program

RVSD recently adopted Ordinance No. 70, approving a loan program to assist ratepayers with the cost of replacing their private sewer laterals.  Upon adoption, the Board allocated $600,000 to the program for FY2015/16 (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016).  Applications for loans are now being accepted.  Please click here for a Program Guide containing the details of the Loan Program.

News Releases & Information

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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 licensed contractors 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

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Construction Project Updates

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


Current Projects Under Construction Include:

2016 Magnolia Ave Sewer Rehabilitation and Town of San Anselmo FY2015/16 Magnolia Ave Paving Project ~ work scheduled to be completed in June 2016 

FY 2014/15 Pipeline Rehabilitation Projects in San Anselmo ~ work scheduled to be completed in June 2016 

FY 2014/15 Force Main Appurtenance Project in Larkspur ~ work scheduled to be completed in September 2016


Inviting Construction Bids:

FY 2015/16 Gravity Sewer Improvement Project

Professional Services Requests for Proposal (RFPs)

No current RFPs

District's Newsletter

The District is issuing a monthly newsletter to keep our community informed on important activities related to wastewater utility service.  The newsletter has been temporarily suspended pending an update on form and content based upon recommendations from the District's Ad Hoc Committee for Outreach and Education.  Please click here for the most current newsletter, and click here to visit our archive of past newsletters.

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