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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Rainwater Harvesting

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Did you know that just 1 inch of water on a 1,000 square foot roof will yield over 600 gallons of water? 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 f...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

It’s Time to TURN OFF Your Irrigation

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During this historic drought, Santa Rosa and the region have all been working extra hard to make every drop count. This fall and winter, it’s especially important that we all continue to conserve. With weather experts predicting another dry winter, one of...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Groundbreaking for Recycled Water Project

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On Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, the City of Santa Rosa and its regional partners broke ground on a critical water recycling infrastructure replacement project at the Laguna Treatment Plant (Plant). The Plant, owned and operated by the City of Santa Rosa, is ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Water Supply Update - September 22, 2022

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Despite the welcome rain last weekend, the drought is still here. The supply conditions in Lake Sonoma, which stores a substantial portion the region’s drinking water, are historically low. Lake Sonoma holds multiple years of water supply for the region, ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

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

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Since 1991, the Water Use Efficiency team has been helping Santa Rosa residents reduce water use. In fact, this team has helped Santa Rosa achieve a 14% reduction in water use over the last 30 years, while the population has increased.

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Drought Resources For Businesses

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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.

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Water Supply Update - August 18, 2022

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Water Supply Update (8/18/22):

Our local water supply conditions remain critically low. For the past three years the Russian River watershed has experienced less than average rainfall, including two of the driest years in over 100 years of record keeping.&...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

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

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Why let laundry water go down the drain when you could reuse it to water your plants and trees? Reusing your wash water is as simple as installing a laundry-to-landscape graywater system. Santa Rosa Water even offers a graywater reuse rebate of u...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Help Your Trees Survive Drought

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Trees are one of the most valuable elements in your landscape. Urban trees combat climate change, provide shade, clean the air, enhance public health, and contribute to vibrant, sustainable communities. 

Water trees gradually and deeply to ensure ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

WaterSmart Plant Picker

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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.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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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.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

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

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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!

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Schedule an Irrigation Checkup

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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!

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Water Supply Update - July 14, 2022

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 Water Supply Update (7/14/22):

Our local water supply conditions remain critically low this summer. For the past three years the Russian River watershed has experienced less than average rainfall, including two of the driest years in over 100 yea...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

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

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Meet Super Water Saver Danny from True North Landscapes, Incorporated. In this short video, 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 ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Saving Water Summer Pop Ups

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Saving Water Summer Pop Up Events

Pop by the Santa Rosa Water booth at the following locations and pick up a free drought toolkit. 

Drought toolkits include:

  • Bucket to capture water
  • Showerhead and faucet aerators
  • Toilet leak dye tabs
  • Hose nozzle

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Looking for a Water Efficient Landscaper?

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Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) Pros have been trained in efficient irrigation principles and sustainable landscaping practices - hire a QWEL landscaper today!

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

July is Smart Irrigation Month

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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. Start today by ensuring compliance with the mandatory outdoor water use prohibitions: 

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

State Water Board Emergency Water Conservation Regulations

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

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

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Installing efficient irrigation for your garden can be a water saver, time saver, and plant saver when done right. The trick is finding and setting the system to water appropriately for all three. Choose drip instead of overhead sprinklers and receive a r...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

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

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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 at 69 Stony Circle, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. When you drop-by our offices for your sign, don't ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Schedule a WaterSmart Check-up!

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

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Top 10 Water-Saving Tips

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Santa Rosa Water is here to help you save water this summer with tips, free water-saving devices, rebates, and more.

1. Get to know your water use

2. Find and Fix L...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Cash for Grass Rebate

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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.

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Water-Use Efficiency Award Winners

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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. Cong...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Free WaterSmart Devices

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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.

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Water Supply Update - March 17, 2022

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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.

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Water Supply Update - February 17, 2022

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Water Supply Update (2/17/22):

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. This means continuing to keep your irrigation off. During ...

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