Proposition 218 Notification
Valley of the Moon Water District Board of Directors is considering an increase to the service charge portion of water bills. In addition any rate increase from our water wholesaler, Sonoma County Water Agency, will be passed through to our customers on the volumetric charges. In compliance with Proposition 218, the District has notified all District customers regarding this proposed rate restructure. District customers will have 45 days to submit a protest letter to the District. Please click on the link below for detailed information on how VOMWD budgets and rates are determined, and for a cost comparison between VOMWD and 16 other local water retailers.http://www.vomwd.com/pdf/Prop218Notice.pdf
Spring 2016 Update on VOMWD’s Response to the Governor's Executive Order and State Water Resources Control Board's Emergency Conservation Regulations
On April 7, 2015 the Valley of the Moon Water District Board of Director's took action in response to the State Water Resources Control Board's (SWRCB) continuation and adoption of additional emergency conservation regulations and the Governor's executive order for additional statewide conservation.
- Extension of Stage 2 Mandatory Conservation through February 28, 2016.
- Limit the number of irrigation days per week to 3 days or less.
- Encourage rural residential, agriculture, golf courses, State and County parks and all other groundwater users in the Sonoma Valley to conserve water.
Due to VOMWD’s long standing commitment to conservation our customers will need to conserve 20% compared to 2013. The following is a list of current restrictions and prohibitions effective immediately (ending February 28, 2016).
- Irrigating no more than 3 days per week
- Irrigation is limited to the hours between 8pm and 6am
- No irrigation water may run off or over-sprays the irrigated area
- Leaks that are known to the customer must be repaired
- Use of a garden or utility hose without a hose-end shut-off nozzle is prohibited
- No service of water in restaurants except upon request
- No use of potable water for street washing
- Washing sidewalks, patios, driveways and other hardscapes unless for public health is prohibited
- Recycled water must be used for construction dust control
In February 2016 the SWRCB extended their statewide conservation mandate through October 2016, but will be revisiting their mandate in May 2016 to consider any adjustments after the raining season. In response VOMWD was forced to extend our Stage 2 water shortage regardless of our healthy local water supply condition. We are keeping a close eye on SWRCB activities and have submitted a letter to them requesting the elimination of the statewide mandate. As new details become available we will keep our customers posted. Thank you to everyone that helped us reach our conservation target during the drought. As always we encourage all customers to eliminate waste and be efficient with our precious resource.
To stay in contact and update with VOMWD activities and the current water shortage like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vomwd.
There's a drought on. Turn the water off.
VOMWD is a member of the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership. This year due to multiple dry years and the extremely dry fall and winter the Partnership launched a conservation campaign called: "There's a drought on. Turn the water off." For additional information visit www.wateroff.org and for current drought updates, like VOMWD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VOMWD.
OnLine Bill Payment
Pay your bills online with VOMWD Online Utility Billing. Safe, secure and free 24-hour access to your account. Your bimonthly VOMWD water bill payment amount is transferred from your checking account, or credit card, directly to the VOMWD. With VOMWD Online Utility Billing, your water bill can be paid on the due date automatically. You will no longer have to worry about mailing your payments or about not being able to pay your bills while you are out of town. Enrollment is easy.
If you are a District customer and would like to make an online payment, click here.
- This service is free when paying by check (coming directly from your checking account). There is a nominal charge for using a credit card or debit card. The credit card fees can vary depending on the rate negotiated with the credit card companies. The customer will see the amount of fees, if applicable, before selecting the final submit button. The online bill pay program accepts both MasterCard and Visa.
- Customers can opt for e-bill while registering for online bill payment or at any time. Customers have the choice to opt back for paper bills, if they wish to do so.
- If you need assistance with the online bill pay process, please call us at 707 996-1037.
- If you have any suggestions on how to improve the online bill pay process, we would love to here from you. Please call the District at 707-996-1037. Every effort would be made to incorporate your suggestions if possible or feasible.