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Important Notice About Recycled Water

NMWD has received $4.2 Million in federal grant funds through participation in NBWRA since 2010.

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***Annual Water System Flushing Program - North Marin Water District has begun its annual water main flushing program for the Novato and West Marin water systems. This is a standard practice to ensure continuing excellent quality water. NMWD’s flushing program involves opening certain fire hydrants and "blow-off" pipes to discharge water at high velocity which removes any rust or sediments that may have accumulated in the water pipelines over the year. This practice also helps maintain a chlorine residual (disinfectant) to prevent bacteria growth in the pipelines throughout the year. Customers may temporarily experience low water pressure or a slight, but harmless color in their water when the flushing is conducted in their neighborhood. Though the quantities of water used for flushing may appear to be large, the total amount of water used is less than one day's normal consumption. Flushing is performed during in the winter and early spring months when there is sufficient water supply for the task. Flushing is expected to run through April 2018.

***New Board Meeting Start Time in 2018 - The Board approved changing the start time of District Board meetings to 6pm, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

***AMI is Coming to NMWD – To improve water efficiency as well as meter reading efficiency, accuracy, and customer service, NMWD has implemented an Advanced Meter Information (AMI) pilot project. The pilot project included meter upgrades for approximately 200 customers throughout NMWD’s Novato service territory. With the AMI system, digital meter data is sent securely to NMWD headquarters via radio. This technology provides early leak detection and enables customers to view near real-time water use information online, thereby gaining a better understanding of water use patterns. We are happy to report that the initial effectiveness of the AMI system in the pilot project has been successful and full deployment is expected in 2018. As part of this AMI system, a new online payment and Water Smart Portal has been developed. We encourage you to sign in on the portal and get acquainted with the system by clicking the Online Bill Pay & Water Smart button on the right side of this page.

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***Notice - Freeze Alert for the Winter

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North Marin Water District carries out its Mission with a highly-motivated and competent staff empowered to conduct the District’s business by placing customer needs and welfare first. Each day, District employees strive to carry out their work mindful of these basic principles: Good Water, Good Service, Good Value, and A Safe Place to Work. For more information, see our Annual Report that updates customers on Fiscal Year 2016-17 and provides a snapshot of our current efforts and financial performance.

NMWD Recycled Water Central Expansion Project

North Marin Water District is expanding the recycled water system into the Central Service Area of Novato.  This expansion in cooperation with Novato Sanitary District, will extend from Novato Sanitary District’s treatment plant to Marin Country Club, serving approximately 40 large landscape customers and 3 car washes along the way. This project has been designed to reach the maximum number of large landscape users and will offset approximately 65 million gallons of potable water per year. See link below for Recycled Water Central Service Area Construction project updates.

Recycled Water Central Project Blog


At the June 21, 2016 NMWD Board Meeting, the Board of Directors adopted the 2015 Urban Water Managment Plan.


The District’s residential recycled water pick-up program was modified in 2016 and is now available through our truck pick-up program for Customers with 275 gallon and larger containers. To apply for a pick-up permit follow the link to the on-line application, training and program instructions. Recycled Water Programs