Groundwater Users Information Data Exchange (GUIDE)

Groundwater in Petaluma Valley is an important shared resource. State law requires that communities protect their groundwater to make sure it’s clean and available for you and other users, today and in the future.

The Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) was formed in 2017 to comply with state law and to manage groundwater resources as described in the Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). (LINK TO GSP)

The Groundwater Users Information Data Exchange or GUIDE program was developed to provide the GSA better information about groundwater use in the valley and to give you and other groundwater users an opportunity to view the available data about your parcel’s assumed groundwater use.

Through the GUIDE program, you can view, correct, or confirm the data the GSA has assumed for your property by reviewing the steps below and completing the GUIDE survey or by calling the GUIDE information line at (707) XXX-XXXX.

Before You Begin:

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Does your property qualify for the Groundwater Users Information Data Exchange?

  1. First, determine whether or not your property is located in the Petaluma Valley basin.
  2. After accepting the Use Disclaimer~ Terms and Conditions, use the map located to the right to enter the APN or address of parcel into the search bar at the top left of the map.
  3. If your property intersects with the blue area, your property is included in the GSA’s jurisdiction. You can view, correct, or confirm the data we have assumed for your property by completing the GUIDE survey.
  4. If no portion of your property intersects with the blue area, your property is NOT included in the  GSA’s jurisdiction. No further action is needed.

Your property qualifies for the Groundwater Users Information Data Exchange:

  1. After using the GSA interactive map (ADD LINK LATER) to search for your parcel using the APN or address, view and click on your parcel to reveal an information screen.
  2. Review the information the GSA has on file associated with your property. (Additional resources to locate parcel information can be found further below.)  If parcel information is correct, owners can
    • Do nothing
    • Provide the GSA with additional details to improve groundwater information in our region by completing the 30-40 minute GUIDE survey to add additional information or correct information.

Please note, this form must be completed in full, answers cannot be saved to return to later.

We recommend assembling all necessary resource materials (see bulleted list below) before starting the survey.

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Reviewing your groundwater information:

Resource materials needed could include:

    • Property owner contact information
    • APN (Search parcel information here)
    • If the parcel uses groundwater from a nearby parcel, the APN or address of that parcel
    • Groundwater user category (commercial, rural residential, agriculture, etc.)
    • Water sources (groundwater well, public water, recycled water, etc., including the number of active and inactive wells on the property)
    • Well depth, if known
    • Site map or aerial photo of the parcel with all active well locations
    • If the well uses surface water, the estimated amount of surface water used annually
    • If the well uses surface water and the diversion is registered, the registration, water right application, or license number
    • Estimated amount of land (square footage) that is irrigated
    • If well is used for agricultural irrigation, information on type of crops and acreage

If well is used for commercial purposes, estimated gallons used annually and number of employees

Filling out a hard copy of the survey:

If you prefer to fill out a hard copy of the survey, download and print the pdf GUIDE survey or visit the Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency. (Spanish survey)

Completed hard copies of the survey can be mailed to the following address:

Groundwater Users Information Data Exchange (GUIDE)
ATTN: Petaluma Valley GSA
404 Aviation Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

 

If you have any additional questions, or need further assistance regarding GUIDE please call (707-XXX-XXXX) or email us at EMAIL.