Community Meeting on Lifting Water Advisory in Fountaingrove Santa Rosa

September 18, 2018 Updated: September 18, 2018

Santa Rosa Water officials are holding a community meeting in the evening Sept. 19, to inform Fountaingrove residents when a post-fire water quality advisory will be lifted.

Contractors completed the replacement of water service lines to 352 properties in a water quality advisory area where benzene was found.

City water crews flushed and sampled every new water service line to confirm the contaminant was removed, and new water service meets all state and federal safe drinking water standards, city officials said.

A team tested water quality from more than 75 sample locations inside the water quality advisory area, and over the last two months, weekly sampling data showed water throughout the mains in the water quality area meets safe drinking water standards, city officials said.

“Based on the data, we are in consultation with the California Division of Drinking Water and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a pathway towards lifting the water quality advisory,” according to a city press release.

The meeting is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Utility Field Office training room, 35 Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa.