District at a Glance

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Data on this web page was updated as of 12/31/2018

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 Division of Drinking Water 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 72 operational groundwater production 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 2020 budget
Capital Improvement Program $19,565,000
Operating Capital Program
Operations and Maintenance
Debt Service

Monthly Rates

Rate Description
$92.69 Average residential with 1" connection & 10,000 square foot parcel
$67.90 Average residential with 3/4" connection & 10,000 square foot parcel
$96.19 Average residential with 1" metered service & 27 units of consumption (Avg. Yearly Use: 1 unit = 748 gallons)
$58.75 Average residential with 3/4" metered service & 16 units of consumption (Avg. Yearly Use: 1 unit = 748 gallons)

Service and Operational Data

Service Area 36 square miles
Population Served * 182,500
Number of Service Connections 46,268
Number of Metered Connections 41,958
Number of Full Time SSWD Employees 70
Distribution System
Distribution and Transmission System  698 miles
Number of Mainline Valves 11,023
Number of Fire Hydrants 6,173
Number of Emergency Interties  49
Water Production
Operational Groundwater Production Wells  72 
Groundwater Production Capacity 80,403 gpm**
Storage Tank Capacity 15.8 MG***
Maximum Day Demand (Based on 2009-2018 Data) 90.4 MG (July 2010)
2019 Total Production 9,974 MG
2019 Average Daily Demand 27.3 MG

 *Population is estimated as of 12/31/2019
**Gallons per Minute (gpm)
***Million Gallons (MG)

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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