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

    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

    Please click here to view our current 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 2014-15.

    Total FY2014-15 Allocation: $850,000

    Total Funds Allocated to Date: $683,982

    Total Funds Available: $166,108

    Allocated funds have replaced 14,879 linear feet of lateral pipelines in 211 projects.

    Figures are updated weekly.


    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 $300,000 to the program for the remainder of FY 2014/15 (March 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015).  Applications for loans are now being accepted.  Please click here for a Program Guide containing the details of the Loan Program.

    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 to visit our archive of past newsletters.

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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.
    Conflict of Interest

    March 18, 2915 - The RVSD Board voted to waive confidentiality and release three letters providing a legal opinion on Conflict of Interest regarding a Board Member.  District also receives FPPC Closure Letter.

    Legal Opinion Letters:  One   Two    Three

    FPPC Closure Letter


    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
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    (415) 259-2949 - phone
    (415) 460-2149 - fax
    (415) 259-2949 - emergency
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