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Santa Rosa moves ahead on alternate water supply

Santa Rosa is accelerating efforts to find suitable locations for wells that could supply residents with drinking water in an emergency, a move that comes amid an ongoing contract dispute with its longtime consultant on the project.

Annexation to Santa Rosa would relieve arsenic concerns

For three years, ever since she learned her water was contaminated with arsenic, Arlene Clark has been buying bottled water by the case from the supermarket.

Neighbors of Rohnert Park casino want wells monitored

For immediate neighbors of the Indian casino being built on the edge of Rohnert Park, worries about the project’s impacts have been underlined by years of dread that it will drain their wells dry.

GUEST OPINION: Time to speak out about new plan to manage ground water

Ground water levels are declining in some parts of Sonoma County. To ensure there is enough water for the future, the county is preparing a voluntary plan to manage its ground water resources. County Supervisor Shirlee Zane wants your opinion on the proposal.