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Water efficiency is the Santa Rosa way of life!

The WaterSmart Center is your resource for rebate and incentive information, tips and videos about how to save water at your home and business and free landscape watering information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us today.

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6/29/21 Drought Update

Effective Immediately: Santa Rosa Adopts Mandatory 20 Percent Reductions in Water Use and Enacts Water Restrictions and Prohibitions

To protect our drought-stricken water supply, on June 14, 2021, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued a Temporary Urgency Change Order approving Sonoma Water's request to reduce their releases from Lake Sonoma into the Russian River, the source of Santa Rosa's drinking water. The SWRCB Order also requires that Sonoma Water, the regional water supply wholesaler to 600,000 residents in Sonoma and Marin counties, reduce the amount of water it supplies to communities by 20 percent, compared to 2020 levels, from July through December this year. For Santa Rosa, this means enacting prohibitions and water use restrictions to ensure our community reduces water use immediately.   

On June 29, 2021, the Santa Rosa City Council adopted a mandatory 20 percent community-wide reduction in water use along with prohibitions and restrictions on use. 

In addition to the prohibitions and restrictions on water use, Santa Rosa Water is also asking all residents to eliminate water waste and adopt water conserving behaviors. We are all in this together and it is important that we all make every drop count.

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WaterSmart Home Check-Up

A drip of water every second wastes more than 3,000 gallons a year and you pay for every drop! Request your free WaterSmart Home Kit for you to review your own house for water efficiency, and contact us to request a Technician to review your irrigation.

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Are you a Super Water Saver?

Santa Rosa Water is seeking individuals, businesses, and organizations who have implemented water saving habits, or made impactful changes to reduce water use. Complete the Water Super Saver form for your chance to be featured in the upcoming Super Saver Spotlight campaign, highlighting local water conservation success stories. Inspire others to save water by sharing your story.

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Water Savings Calculator

Ever wondered how much water you use in a day? Washing your hands, bathing, brushing your teeth, showering, cooking, cleaning, flushing … the list goes on. By implementing a few WaterSmart actions to your daily routine, you can conserve more than 20 gallons of water a day. Let the Water Savings Calculator show you exactly how much water you can save daily with simple tips!



WaterSmart Home Check-Up

Ever wondered how efficient your property is? Learn how to check your indoor water using appliances, measure the flow rates of all showerheads and faucets, check toilet flush volumes, and check for possible leaks. Free showerheads and faucet aerators are provided upon completion of your WaterSmart Survey.


Program Your Irrigation Controller

An irrigation controller can be intimidating but it’s simply a clock that turns your irrigation system on and off. Let us help create a watering schedule to match weather conditions and your plant's actual water needs.

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Find and Fix Leaks

Many common household leaks are quick to find and easy to fix. Worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and leaking showerheads all are easily correctable and can save you money on your utility bill.

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