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The City of Santa Rosa has been implementing a water conservation program since the 1976-1977 drought. This program was further established in the early 90's with the hiring of the Water Conservation Program Coordinator position, and the commitment to incorporate conservation in the long term water and wastewater planning.

Currently, the water conservation program employs 5 full-time staff and has an annual operations and maintenance budget of $250,000, and two capital improvement projects (CIP):  the Plumbing Incentive Program, with an annual budget of $300,000 and the Peak Reduction Program, with an annual budget of $500,000. The O&M budget supports the staff and the outreach and education programs. Both CIP programs finance incentives for efficient water use, both indoor and outdoor.

The City of Santa Rosa offers technical support and incentives to single family residential, multi-family residential and commercial/industrial/institutional customers.

Where does your water come from?
The City of Santa Rosa purchases its water from the Sonoma County Water Agency. For more information on the Sonoma County Water Agency,
click here to visit their home page.

When did the Water Conservation program start?
The City of Santa Rosa has had a water conservation program since the 1976-1977 drought. This program was further established in the early 90's with the hiring of the Water Conservation Program Coordinator position, and the commitment to incorporate conservation in the long term water and wastewater planning. 

The City of Santa Rosa offers technical support and incentives to single family residential, multi-family residential and commercial/industrial/institutional customers.

California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC)
In May 1998, the City of Santa Rosa became a signatory to the California Urban Water Conservation Council's (CUWCC) Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Urban Water Conservation. This MOU outlines 14 "Best Management Practices" (BMP's) that should be implemented by urban water providers throughout the state. For more information on the CUWCC and the MOU, visit the
CUWCC home page.