Self-Haul Program

The City has authorization from the Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement a Recycled Water Self Haul program. Our recycled water is municipal wastewater that has been extensively treated so it can be used for non-potable uses such as irrigation for vegetable gardens, lawns, trees, and landscaping. Participants can pick up recycled water from our Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

Daily Amounts:
  • 1,300 gallons per trip
  • 3,000 gallons max per day per customer
A brief training and permit is required to participate in the self-haul program  Training and permits will take place at the Wastewater Treatment Plant (340 Forman Lane) and will cover: 
  • Instruction on proper hauling requirements
  • How to apply water to your landscape
  • Completion of User Agreement (bring a valid driver's license)
  • Be sure to bring a sealable container* for transporting the water 
*Large containers must be securely strapped down to the vehicle used to transport the water.

For more information about the program, please email or call: 
Rob Scates at (707) 431-3346

Who Can Participate?

Anyone within the area outlined in the Hauling Area Map below is able to participate in the self-haul program. In particular, the Mill Creek area, which has been severely impacted by water curtailments, can benefit from the use of recycled water for both vineyard and ornamental landscape irrigation. 

Hauling Area Map

Recycled Water Haul Map
Appropriate containers should be sturdy, sealed completely, and strapped down securely. Containers should not show signs of excessive wear, cracks, holes, or be compromised in any way. 

Recycled Water container information