FAQ Topic: Water Supply FAQ's

WHY IS THERE STILL DEVELOPMENT DURING THE DROUGHT?

Whether it’s generational families expanding or new people joining our community, Petaluma is growing. With growth comes the need for additional housing. To ensure there is enough housing for everyone to live affordably, the State of California determines projected population numbers and estimates the number of new housing units needed to meet demand. The State … Continued

What is the history of Petaluma’s water supply?

The City of Petaluma’s water system originated in the late 1800s, to meet the growing demand as development occurred in the downtown area. The City’s original water source was the headwaters of Adobe Creek. In 1910, the City constructed Lawler Reservoir in the hills east of Petaluma to boost water supply. In 1937, stream diversion … Continued

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