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Wet Weather Percolation/Groundwater Testing

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Wet Weather Percolation/Groundwater Testing for 2016-2017 Season

Area Total Required (inches) Total to Date (inches) Groundwater Percolation*
Cloverdale 20" 68.12" OPEN TO 3/31/2017 OPEN TO 4/14/2017
Guerneville 25" 51.07" OPEN TO 3/31/2017 OPEN TO 4/14/2017
Healdsburg 20" 55.50" OPEN TO 3/31/2017 OPEN TO 4/14/2017
Petaluma 12.5" 36.82" OPEN TO 3/31/2017 OPEN TO 4/14/2017
Santa Rosa 15" 53.93" OPEN TO 3/31/2017 OPEN TO 4/14/2017
Sebastopol 17.5" 46.80" OPEN TO 3/31/2017 OPEN TO 4/14/2017
Sonoma 15" 45.87" OPEN TO 3/31/2017 OPEN TO 4/14/2017

* Note: Wet weather percolation testing has been extended.

This information in the table above is updated when open dates change. The latest updates to the data are displayed in bold above. Data have been updated .

The Memorandum of Understanding with the State of California Regional Water Quality Control Board allows for wet weather percolation and groundwater testing between January 1 and March 1, and after having received 50% of the average rainfall.

Depth to groundwater determinations can be conducted within ten (10) calendar days following a rainfall of 0.8 inches in a 48 hour period. Sonoma County is divided into 7 geographic areas for this purpose. The amount of rainfall will be posted for each area.

Inspection requests for wet weather percolation/groundwater tests must be made by calling the County’s automated inspection request system, SELECTRON, at (707) 565-3551.

Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact appropriate Permit Sonoma staff before making project decisions. This may involve contacting more than one section within Permit Sonoma(e.g. Building, Plan Check, Zoning, Well & Septic, etc.) since each section implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.
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