News and Updates


Robla Creek Floodplain Revision
FEMA has revised the Flood Insurance Rate Map for a reach of Robla Creek between Watt Avenue and Elkhorn Boulevard effective April 2, 2015.  The Letter of Map Revision (LOMR)is available at the following link.  The map revision removed many homes in this area from the AO Flood Zone, which potentially eliminates the requirement for flood insurance.  If you have any questions or need further information please contact Mark Rains at (916) 874-8649 or

Report Water Waste

Working together to conserve water is always important and critical during our extended drought. Follow this link to report water wasters in your neighborhood: Water Waste Report​.

Letter of Map Amendments to Remove Houses From the Florin and Union House Creeks Floodplain

Letter of Map Amendments (LOMA) have been issued by FEMA that remove many of the homes from the floodplain that were affected by a revision to the flood Insurance Rate Maps along Florin and Union House creeks on May 12, 2014.   The revised floodplain maps show residential areas with street and property flooding; however many of the homes in these areas are above the floodplain elevation.  Sacramento County surveyed the homes in the affected area and FEMA used the survey data to determine which homes are not in the special hazard floodplain.  The LOMAs remove homes from the floodplain, potentially eliminating the requirement for flood insurance and make lower-cost flood insurance policies available.   Please contact Michael Johnson at (916) 874-8646 or to determine if a LOMA has been issued for your home.

Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant Receives LEED Gold Certification! 

The Vineyard Surface Water Treatment Plant represents the biggest project ever undertaken by the Sacramento County Water Agency. The Vineyard Plant plays a critical role in reducing our region’s dependence on groundwater and will ultimately help to preserve and sustain groundwater resources within the county.

The Vineyard Plant features an innovative cooling design to adjust outside air for the interiors of the building. It also has an architectural design that maximizes the use of natural daylight and automated lighting control systems to minimize energy consumption. The plant also has local and recycled construction materials that were used throughout the construction process. Power for the operations of the facility is provided by a solar photovoltaic generating system built on the roof of the clear well. This solar power system has the capacity to generate more than 1MW of direct current.   

Sacramento County Floodplain Management Program Receives National Recognition

FEMA Upgrades Sacramento County to a Class 3 in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (effective 1 May 2013). Residents in flood hazard areas receive 35 percent discount on flood insurance premiums.




River Friendly Inspiration Garden is Now Open

Sacramento County recently celebrated the grand opening of the new River-Friendly Inspiration Garden. Originally a water conservation demonstration garden, it has been renovated to showcase River-Friendly Landscaping practices. The garden is located in the Laguna Creek Watershed next to the Sacramento County Water Agency's Water Treatment Plant on Waterman Road between Rendham Way and Westray Drive, about 0.4 mile north of Calvine. The garden is open 7am–7pm daily.