Windsor Water Supply Agreement Renewal


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County Water Agency
Document Title
Windsor Water Supply Agreement Renewal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is renewal of a water supply agreement between Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) and the Windsor Water District and the Town of Windsor (Windsor) for a term of 10 years. Sonoma Water and the Windsor Water District entered into an agreement on January 8, 1991, for the sale of water to the District. The agreement and the subsequent June 18, 2014, renewal agreement, which was amended to include the Town of Windsor as a party, require Sonoma Water to renew the water supply agreement upon the request of the District. The agreement and its subsequent renewal authorize Windsor to divert Russian River water and redivert previously stored water from Lake Mendocino or Lake Sonoma at Windsor’s well field on the Russian River. Sonoma Water and District/Windsor staff have negotiated a renewal agreement no change to the amount of water available from the First Renewal Agreement for a 10-year term. Based on Sonoma Water's 2020 Urban Water Management Plan, Sonoma Water staff determined that the water supply is sufficient to continue to supply Windsor as specified in the agreement. The renewal agreement contains a right of renewal at the end of the ten years.

Contact Information

Connie Barton
Agency Name
Sonoma County Water Agency
Job Title
Senior Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Citywide, Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located in the service area of the Town of Windsor, Sonoma County, California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(b): Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
Execution of the agreement renewal is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301(b). CEQA Guidelines section 15301(b) provides that the operation of existing facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency’s determination is categorically exempt from CEQA. The examples in subdivision (b) of section 15301 specifically provide that the existing facilities of publicly owned utilities used to provide public utility services is exempt. The project would renew a current water supply agreement and future levels of diversion will not be significantly different from present levels of diversion and involves no expansion of existing use.
County Clerk


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