How do I cut back my water use if I'm already efficient with my water use?

Santa Rosa Water appreciates all our customers that have made permanent and significant efforts to reduce water use. If you have already eliminated water waste and are using water as efficiently as possible indoors and outdoors, thank you! We encourage you to continue doing so. If you're interested in exploring whether there are additional ways you can reduce water use during this drought, please visit our Water Smart Center at for potential ideas (and check out our rebate programs!).  

We also request that all residents practice water-saving behaviors, look for opportunities to replace inefficient water using appliances, and consider transforming turf grass into low water use landscapes. Santa Rosa Water offers free water-saving devices, rebates, tips, and more to help customers reduce water use. Need assistance? Contact a WaterSmart technician today at or call 707-543-3985.  

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1. How is the City of Santa Rosa responding to the regional drought emergency?
2. What does a 20% mandatory reduction in water use mean?
3. Why do we continue to allow new building and development during a water shortage?
4. How do I request an exemption or variance from a water use prohibition or restriction?
5. How do I cut back my water use if I'm already efficient with my water use?
6. What is considered efficient water use?
7. What is the 20% reduction target timeline compared to?
8. How can I figure out how much water I use?
9. Is the City enforcing any water use prohibitions?
10. How does the City enforce the prohibition on water waste?
11. How do I report water waste?
12. Is washing cars at home allowed?
13. How will my water bill be affected by the drought?
14. What resources are available to help me reduce my water use?
15. What will happen if we do not get rain this coming winter?
16. How are other cities affected?
17. Where can I find additional information?