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  1. WPW

    It's California Water Professionals Appreciation Week!

    During CA Water Professionals Appreciation Week, Santa Rosa Water wants to highlight our exceptional team of water professionals who ensure safe and reliable water, wastewater, flood protection, and recycled water to our community every day. Additional Info...
  2. News Flash_Call for Gardens

    Call for WaterSmart Gardens!

    The 2023 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour will take place in May and return to in-person! Feeling inspired to show off your native focused garden? Learn how to participate! Additional Info...
  3. News Flash_Storm Water Team Spotlight

    Team Spotlight: Storm Water and Creeks

    The City of Santa Rosa’s Storm Water and Creeks team is dedicated to enhancing and improving the health of Santa Rosa’s 100 miles of creeks. Additional Info...
  4. News Flash_Drought

    Water Supply Update - September 22, 2022

    Water saved now, is water we can use later. Additional Info...
  5. News Flash_Creek Critter_River Otter

    Creek Critter: River Otter

    Take a creek walk and see if you can spot a river otter, as viewing opportunities increase in late summer! Additional Info...
  6. News Flash_Car Wash

    Washing your Car at a Commercial Car Wash Saves Water and Protects our Creeks!

    Professional car washing facilities capture and reuse wash water for treatment, stopping contaminants from flowing into our creeks and rivers that are home to variety of fish and other wildlife. Additional Info...
  7. News Flash_Team Spotlight WUE (1)

    Team Spotlight: Santa Rosa’s Water Use Efficiency Team Helping Community Achieve Water Savings

    Santa Rosa’s eight-person Water Use Efficiency (WUE) team is committed to helping you save water! This team offers WaterSmart rebates, free water-saving devices, and expert advice to all Santa Rosa Water customers. Additional Info...
  8. Ribbon Cutting_News Flash

    Lower Colgan Creek Restoration Project

    On 5/19/22, the City of Santa Rosa celebrated the completion of Phase II of the Colgan Creek Restoration Project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Once the Phase III is complete, the project will have transformed 1.3 miles of creek in southwest Santa Rosa. Additional Info...
  9. News Flash_WaterSmart Businesses

    Drought Resources For Businesses

    Santa Rosa’s team is here to help with free water saving devices, rebates to achieve permanent water savings, and more. For businesses, Santa Rosa Water is offering $1.50 per sq. ft. of turf removed, up to max of 10,000 sq. ft. or $15,000.00 annually. Additional Info...
  10. News Flash_Aug Water Supply

    Water Supply Update - August 18, 2022

    To combat the drought, Santa Rosa implemented drought restrictions and adopted a 20% communitywide water-savings target in June of 2021. For the months of July 2021 through July 2022 the community has reduced water use by 18%. Additional Info...
  11. News Flash_Greywater

    WaterSmart Rebates: Earn up to $100 and Save with a Graywater System

    Reusing your wash water is as simple as installing a laundry-to-landscape graywater system. Read on...
  12. News Flash_Free Device

    Free WaterSmart Devices

    Replace old fixtures with FREE WaterSmart devices. Santa Rosa residents can pickup FREE water-saving devices Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa. Additional Info...
  13. American Mink_News Flash

    Creek Spotlight: American Mink (Neovison vison)

    Mink are members of the mustelid family, a group of carnivorous mammals, including weasels, badgers, otters, ferrets, and martens, among others. They are dark brown, long, and sleek in the water, and are often mistaken for the more common river otter. Additional Info...
  14. News Flash_Tree Care

    Help Your Trees Survive Drought

    Give your trees some TLC. We need trees and trees need our care. Adding mulch under the canopy and providing infrequent but deep watering will keep your trees thriving. Additional Info...
  15. News Flash_Plant Picker

    WaterSmart Plant Picker

    Scroll through beautiful, lush, colorful, low water use shrubs, flowers, and trees that thrive in our climate with the easy-to-use WaterSmart Plant Picker. Additional Info...
  16. NF_Car Wash

    During Drought, Take Your Car to a Professional Car Wash to Save Water

    A commercial car wash can use between 35 and 120 gallons of water per vehicle, depending on the type of system. Facilities that recycle their water are the most efficient, so seek those out. Better yet why not drive a dirty car. Additional Info...
  17. NF_QWEL

    Hire a QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) Pro for Your WaterSmart Landscaping Needs

    Hire a QWEL (Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper) Pro for your WaterSmart landscaping needs. QWEL Pros have been trained in efficient irrigation principles and sustainable landscaping practices. Find a QWEL Pro today! Additional Info...
  18. News Flash_Irrigation

    Schedule an Irrigation Checkup

    The drought is still here, and?Santa Rosa Water wants to make sure your yard and irrigation system are WaterSmart. Schedule your free in-person irrigation checkup today! Additional Info...
  19. News Flash_Drought Update

    Water Supply Update - July 14, 2022

    Last month, Santa Rosa achieved a 17% reduction and the cumulative water savings for the months of July 2021 through June 2022 are now 17%, when compared to 2020 water use. Additional Info...
  20. News Flash_Danny

    Water Saving Tips from Danny at True North Landscapes, Inc.

    Danny highlights the water-saving techniques he uses to reduce water-use year-round, as well as simple everyday habits you can adopt to become a super water saver too. Read on...
  21. News Flash_Summer Popup

    Saving Water Summer Pop Ups

    Pick up a free water-saving drought toolkit this summer at one of the many community events our Santa Rosa Water team is attending through September. Additional Info...
  22. News Flash_QWEL

    Looking for a Water Efficient Landscaper?

    Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Pros have been trained in efficient irrigation principles and sustainable landscaping practices - hire a QWEL landscaper today! Additional Info...
  23. News Flash_Smart Irrigation

    July is Smart Irrigation Month

    During the hot summer months nearly 50 percent of water is used outdoors, so this July, let’s all do our part to focus on finding ways to save water outdoors. Additional Info...
  24. News Flash_Kathy Herman

    Kathy Herman: Laboratory Analyst of the Year Award

    Santa Rosa Water is proud to announce that Kathy Herman has won the Laboratory Analyst of the year award for the Redwood Empire Section of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). Additional Info
  25. News Flash_Drought

    State Water Board Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

    Learn details and updates on State Water Board emergency regulations that pertain to water conservation. Additional Info...
  26. Web_Irrigation

    Outdoor Water-Use Accounts for Nearly 50% of Summertime Use

    ?Installing efficient irrigation for your garden can be a water saver, time saver, and plant saver when done right. Read on...
  27. Web_Yard Sign

    Pick up a FREE “Drought is Here. Save Water.” Yard Sign for your Home or Business

    ?Calling all Super Water Savers! Let your neighbors and community know about your commitment to saving water by picking up your FREE drought yard sign. Read on...
  28. PoolCover_NewsFlash

    Pool Removal & Cover Rebates

    Santa Rosa Water is happy to share two new water-saving rebates for pool removal and pool covers. Additional Info...
  29. News Flash_ws Workshops

    WaterSmart Workshops

    Join Santa Rosa Water for a series of FREE WaterSmart Webinars this Summer. Register Today...
  30. WaterSmart Plant Picker

    WaterSmart Plant Picker

    Check out the WaterSmart Plant Picker for selection of low-water use, native, and drought tolerant plants. Additional Info...
  31. WaterSmart Check-up

    Schedule a WaterSmart Check-up!

    Ever wondered how efficient your property is? Schedule a FREE indoor and outdoor WaterSmart Check-up with one of our water-saving technicians today. Additional Info...
  32. News Flash_Drought

    Top 10 Water-Saving Tips

    Santa Rosa Water is here to help you save water this summer with tips, free water-saving devices, rebates, and more. Additional Info...
  33. Cash for Grass

    Cash for Grass Rebate

    Santa Rosa Water has increased its Cash for Grass rebate as of July 12, 2021. Now removing a square foot of grass will earn you $1.50 with a maximum rebate of $1,500 and save you approximately 5,500 gallons of water each year. Additional Info...
  34. News Flash_Water Quality Report 2021

    Now Available: 2021 Water Quality Report

    Santa Rosa’s Water Quality Report is now available! The Water Quality Report outlines Santa Rosa Water’s commitment to providing safe, high-quality drinking water that meets or exceeds all federal and state drinking water standards. Additional Info...
  35. Water-Use Efficiency Awards

    Water-Use Efficiency Award Winners

    In celebration of Water Awareness Month, Santa Rosa City Council recognized four award recipients for their efforts to save water and increase water efficiency in their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses. Read on...
  36. News Flash_ WaterSmart Audit

    Free WaterSmart Devices

    Replace old fixtures with FREE WaterSmart devices. Santa Rosa residents can pickup FREE water-saving devices (e.g. showerheads, hose nozzles, dye tabs and sink aerators, and more), Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa. Additional Info...
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    Water Supply Update - March 17, 2022

    As spring approaches, it’s important that we all have a plan for how we are going to continue to save water, especially outdoors. Despite early winter rainfall this severe drought is not over, and a third consecutive dry year is emerging. Additional Info...
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    Water Supply Update - February 17, 2022

    As the dry weather persists, local reservoirs at all-time-lows, and with no significant rainfall on the horizon, it is critical that everyone continues to save water Additional Info...
  39. 300x189 _SANTA ROSA DROUGHT RESPONSE ENG _ JULY_NOV

    Water Supply Update - December 13, 2021

    During the month of Nov., Santa Rosa achieved a 35% savings in water use when compared to Nov. 2020. Cumulatively, for the months of July through Nov., Santa Rosa’s community-wide water savings is 23%, exceeding the 20% water savings target. Additional Info...
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    Water Supply Update - January 13, 2022

    During the month of Dec., Santa Rosa achieved a 13% savings in water use when compared to Dec. 2020. For the months of July through Dec., Santa Rosa’s cumulative water savings is 23%, exceeding the 20% community-wide water savings target. Additional Info...
  41. News Flash_Water Reuse

    Virtual Water Reuse Tour

    Discover how the Santa Rosa Water team manages and maintains a complex water reuse system in order to protect public health and the environment. Additional Info...