Drought is Here - A mandatory 20% reduction in water use is currently in effect for City of Sonoma Water Customers.

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Register to be an emergency volunteer!

Volunteers are a critical part of disaster and emergency response. In an effort to build a cadre of community volunteers to fill vital roles during an emergency, the City of Sonoma has partnered with the Sonoma Community Center – the City’s designated Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) as part of the City of Sonoma’s Emergency Plan … Continued

Are you prepared for an extended power outage?

Power outages can happen for many reasons, and being prepared is an important part of your emergency plan.  During wildfire season, Sonoma residents need to be prepared for the possibility of extended power outages related to Pacific Gas & Electric’s efforts to reduce wildfire risks (known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS). Due … Continued

Beat the Heat! Summer Weather Preparedness Tips & Resources

Summer is officially here and the temperatures are going up. It’s important to consider the effects of warmer temperatures and to take appropriate precautions to protect your health and safety during heat events. By following a few important steps, you can keep yourself, your loved ones, neighbors, and pets comfortable and safe during a heatwave: … Continued

Vegetation Management & Weed Abatement

Temperatures are rising, grasses are drying, and fire season is near – it’s time to take measures to create defensible space around your home by managing vegetation. Proper Vegetation Management and Weed Abatement play a critical role in reducing potential fire hazards. The Sonoma Valley Fire District’s (SVFD) Annual Weed Abatement Program is in full swing … Continued

Summer Weather Preparedness Tips & Resources

Summer is almost here and the temperatures are going up. It’s important to consider the effects of warmer temperatures and to take appropriate precautions to protect your health and safety during heat events. By following a few important steps, you can keep yourself, your loved ones, neighbors, and pets comfortable and safe during a heatwave: … Continued

Sonoma Valley evacuation exercise planned in Diamond A / Grove Street neighborhood

The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management, in partnership with community preparedness groups, will be holding an evacuation exercise on Sunday, May 22 at 9 a.m. in the Diamond A and Grove Street neighborhoods of Sonoma Valley (evacuation zone 6D1). Participating residents will evacuate to Sonoma Valley High School at 20000 Broadway in the City … Continued

Health Officers urge public to take precautions as COVID levels rise

Twelve Bay Area health officers are stressing the importance of taking safety precautions, including continued masking indoors, as the region experiences a new swell of COVID cases and hospitalizations. The Bay Area now has California’s highest COVID infection rates. The current wave is fueled by highly contagious Omicron subvariants. Bay Area counties are seeing increases … Continued

New Downloadable Guide for Maintaining Low Water Use Landscaping

The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership has published a new guide for homeowners to help maintain a low water use landscape. The  “Water Smart Gardens Maintenance Manual” (Manual) is an easy-to-use, step-by-step instruction manual on how to care for and maintain the plants, drip irrigation systems, and green features offered in the Water Smart Landscape Design … Continued

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