The mission of the Sweetwater Springs Water District (SSWD) is to provide its customers with quality water and service in an open, accountable, and cost-effective manner and to manage District resources for the benefit of the community and environment.
The objective of the District is to provide water distribution and maintenance services to five townships adjacent to the Russian River: Guerneville, Rio Nido. Guernewood Park, Villa Grande and Monte Rio.
The District’s water supply comes from wells near the River and the distribution facilities consist of two separate water systems: one in Guerneville with three wells and the other in Monte Rio with two wells.The District’s water distribution system is a result of water lines being installed over the last 100 years. Although the water system has been upgraded over the years, major upgrade construction projects have been taking place since SSWD acquired the water system.Today, the Sweetwater Springs Water District serves approximately 3,600 accounts (95% residential) comprised of about 9,000 persons.