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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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  1. News Flash_Dye Tab Challenge

    Take the Dye Tab Challenge

    In recognition of the EPA's Fix a Leak Week, March 20-26, Santa Rosa is encouraging residents to find and fix leaks with the Dye Tab Challenge. Join the Challenge by submitting your leak test results through March 31 and be entered to win a $25 gift card. Additional Info...
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    2022 Water Use Efficiency Award Nominations

    Know an individual and organization that have practiced extraordinary water saving habits in Santa Rosa? Nominate yourself or your business, or someone else you know who has been extra creative with saving water at their home or organization in 2022! Additional Info...
  3. Toilet Rebate

    NEW Toilet Replacement Rebate Available

    Replace your 1.6 gallon per flush (or more) toilet with a new WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilet and receive a rebate (up to) $75 per toilet. Additional Info...
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    Water Supply Update - Jan. 11, 2023

    We welcome in a new year, and the abundance of rain to Northern California. While we cannot yet declare the drought over, this steady stretch of rain has improved conditions for Lake Sonoma, which is steadily increasing with each storm. Additional Info...
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    Water Supply Update - Dec. 7, 2022

    Working together to save water remains critical with record low storage levels in Lake Sonoma despite much-needed rainfall. Additional Info...
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    Everything You Need to Know About Rainwater Harvesting

    With an average annual rainfall in Santa Rosa of 30 inches, you could harvest and reuse over 19,800 gallons of water per year with that 1,000 square foot roof. Additional Info...
  7. News Flash_Turn Off Irrigation

    It’s Time to TURN OFF Your Irrigation

    Help preserve and prolong our local water supply by turning off your irrigation system until next Spring. Additional Info...
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    Groundbreaking for Recycled Water Project

    On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, Santa Rosa Water broke ground on a $68 million project to replace the aged-out recycled water disinfection system at the Laguna Treatment Plant. Read on...
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    Water Supply Update - September 22, 2022

    Water saved now, is water we can use later. Additional Info...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    State Water Board Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

    Learn details and updates on State Water Board emergency regulations that pertain to water conservation. Additional Info...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  29. 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...
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    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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    City Sandbag Filling Station Now Open for Rainy Season

    Free sand & bags available to Santa Rosa residents. Read on...
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WaterSmart Portal

Do you know how much water you use, when you use it, and the best ways for you to save? Santa Rosa Water’s WaterSmart Portal is here to help you track and analyze your water use online.

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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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