The Graton Community Services District is a local government agency dedicated to operating and maintaining the wastewater treatment facilities in the unincorporated Graton community.

Graton sits in the middle of a beautiful valley bordered by Sebastopol on the south, Occidental on the west, Forestville to the north, and Santa Rosa to the east. It is historically known as the Green Valley area. The Pomo and Miwok Indians were the first inhabitants of what would eventually become Graton.

In the late 1800s, the area was nicknamed the “Gold Ridge” as settlers realized they could make more money in agriculture than in gold. Graton thrived in the first part of the 20th century, particularly in the apple industry. There were apple processing plants and canneries going strong, their seasonal loud noise and noxious smell unnoticed by the locals. However, the apple industry began to seriously wane in the 1970s.

The wine industry in Sonoma County began to grow, and Graton is now recognized as part of the premiere Green Valley wine-growing region. Graton is home to many artists, writers, and musicians, as well as working-class families, professionals, and retirees.

This history is from the book “Images of America: Graton”, by Lesa Tanner and the Graton Community Club, published by Arcadia Publishing and available for purchase at The Graton Community Club Flower Show and at the Willow Wood.

Notice of Board Vacancy - 06/17/2021

The special Meeting on the Occidental WW Transport and Treatment Project will be held on May 10, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Graton Community Services District Occidental Wastewater Transport and Treatment Project

Graton CSD and Sonoma Water are proposing a project that would provide transport, treatment, storage, and disposal of dry weather wastewater from the Occidental County Sanitation District to the Graton CSD for a 10-year period. The project involves vehicle transport of wastewater from Occidental to Graton and construction of a new receiving station, concrete driveway pullout, retaining wall, and sewer lateral connection within and adjacent to Green Valley Road. Graton CSD would also enter into a 10-year agreement with Sonoma Water for the proposed transport, treatment,
storage, and disposal of wastewater from Occidental.

The CEQA lead agency for the project is the Graton CSD. The Graton CSD contact person for the project is:

Jose Ortiz, PE,
General Manager
Graton Community Services District 250 Ross Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: (707) 330-3542

Final Recirculated Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration