Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District

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Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District (LGVSD) is located in the Las Gallinas Valley between central San Rafael and Novato. In 1955, our original wastewater treatment plant was constructed to address health problems associated with failing septic tanks in Santa Venetia. New development in north San Rafael resulted in annexation of Terra Linda in 1956, followed by other areas including San Rafael Meadows, Marinwood, Lucas Valley and other communities. Major plant expansions were built in 1958, 1972 and 1984. The latter increased capacity to 2.92 million gallons per day.

Today, LGVSD serves 32,000 customers in the northern San Rafael area and manages approximately 105 miles of collection lines. Boundaries of the facility span approximately 383 acres. In addition to the treatment plant, other aspects of LGVSD include solar generation, a garbage franchise encompassing all areas within the District excluding the City of San Rafael customers, and a multi-faceted reclamation project which includes a freshwater marsh, irrigated pastures, storage ponds and saltwater marsh – all of which are home to area wildlife, and provide access and recreation for the public.