District at a Glance

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Data on this web page was updated as of 01/01/2018

Address: 3701 Marconi Avenue, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95821-5346
Phone: 916.972.7171
Fax: 916.972.7639
Email: feedback@sswd.org
General Manager: Daniel R. York

Mission Statement

"To deliver a high quality, reliable supply of water and superior customer service at the lowest responsible water rate."


Urban Area- Arden/Arcade, Foothill Farms between I-80 Freeway and UP Railroad tracks; portions of Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, North Highlands, Sacramento, Antelope, and McClellan Business Park. District map


SSWD is a publicly owned and operated water utility regulated by the State of California Department of Public Health and State Water Code laws. The District is governed by a 5 member Board of Directors; each Director is elected by the voters within the Division that they represent. All expenses are financed through water service charges and connection fees.

Water Supply

SSWD provides water to its customers from 74 active groundwater wells. In addition, the District has contractual rights to 26,064 acre-feet from the City of Sacramento water entitlement; and a contract to purchase up to 29,000 acre-feet of surface water per year from Placer County Water Agency.

Fiscal Data

Budget 2018 - budget
Capital Improvement Program $19,160,000
Operating Capital Program
Operations and Maintenance
Debt Service

Monthly Rates

Rate Description
$91.96 Average residential with 1" connection & 10,000 sq. ft. parcel
$61.59 Average residential with 3/4" connection & 10,000 sq. ft. parcel
$95.38 Average residential with 1" metered service & 27 units of consumption (Avg. Yearly Use: 1 unit = 748 gallons).
$56.13 Average residential with 3/4" metered service & 16 units of consumption (Avg. Yearly Use: 1 unit = 748 gallons).

Service and Operational Data

Number of Square Miles of Service Area 36
Population Served * 179,988
Number of Service Connections 46,318
Number of Metered Connections 39,756
Number of Full Time SSWD Employees 67
Distribution System
Number of miles Distribution/Transmission System  696
Number of Mainline Valves 12,241
Number of Fire Hydrants 6,117
Number of Emergency Interties  49
Water Production (MG-Million Gallons; GPM-Gallons per Minute)
Number of Active Groundwater Production Wells  74 
Groundwater Production Capacity 82,077 GPM
Storage Tank Capacity 16 MG
Maximum Day Demand (Based on 2008-2017 Data) 90.4 MG (July 2010)
2017 Total Production 10,184 MG
2017 Average Daily Demand 27.9 MG

 *Population is estimated based on the 2017 Water System Master Plan (see Section 3).

Historical and Political Data

  • Arcade Water District established April, 1954.
  • Arcade Water District purchased Ben Ali Water Company Sept. 1956.
  • Northridge Water District established November, 1956.
  • Northridge Water District purchased Arvin Water Co. on Oct. 31, 1986.
  • Northridge Water District assumes operations of McClellan AFB and Military Housing on November 1, 1998.
  • Arcade Water District and Northridge Water District consolidate into Sacramento Suburban Water District on February 1, 2002.
  • Enabling Act: Water Code, Section 30000, et seq.
  • Governing Body: 5 with 4-year staggered terms.
  • Elections on first Tuesday in November, biennially in even years.
  • Board of Directors meets 3rd Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Administrative Office's Boardroom, 3701 Marconi Avenue, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95821 Map to Administrative Office 
  • Registered Voters: 74,604.


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