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Reuse includes geothermal steamfield recharge, resulting in > 100 MW renewable electrical energy 
production In-house laboratory for testing water quality parameters  

Performance Measures & Results 

 

 

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP  

 

Unified vision statement established that integrates water supply, water conservation, water 
recycling, runoff management, wastewater facilities planning, and infrastructure planning using 
a regional watershed approach.   

 

Green infrastructure deployment to enhance infiltration, evapotranspiration, treatment, or 
capture and reuse of stormwater  

 

Watershed permitting strategy for multiple facilities (e.g., active nutrient water quality trading 
under a watershed-based permit)  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

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Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

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Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

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Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

 

Climate impact resilience principles incorporated into planning for new, repair, and replacement 
of infrastructure.  

Santa Rosa Water staff and the community take great pride in being good stewards of our watershed. As 
a result approximately 1,500 acres in the Laguna de Santa Rosa Watershed were acquired. The primary 
purpose for these properties is for agricultural reuse of recycled water, but each property has 
opportunities for enhancing natural resources in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Santa Rosa Water’s Natural 
Resource Program aims to balance the use of recycled water to grow food with the need to preserve