On May 4, 2020, the City Council of the City of Sonoma adopted a resolution deferring the scheduled July 2020 water rate increase of 7.5% for six months. The water rate increase will now take place on January 1, 2021. This City Council action was taken because the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are particularly severe on the City’s tourism economy. Deferring implementation of the 7.5% water rate adjustment for 6 months will help community members with the financial strain associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. See the updated Water Rates Table and visit our Water Rates page for more information.