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Demonstration Garden at 69 Stony Circle 

OVER 1,465,351,947 GALLONS SAVED ANNUALLY

Residents and Businesses throughout Santa Rosa are saving approximately 1,500,000,000 gallons annually...yes that is 1.5 BILLION gallons per year.  To learn how you can save water and money at your location visit our Water Saving Tips webpage and/or view the full list of the residential and business rebates that include Clothes Washers, Urinals, Grass Removal, Irrigation Upgrades, Rainwater Harvesting, and many more.

WATER-USE EFFICIENCY NEWS:

THERE'S A DROUGHT ON, TURN THE WATER OFF!

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Drought Drive-Up!

Santa Rosa Water Utilities is hosting a Drought Drive-Up on April 23, 2014! 

Come by and pick up a drought kit filled with plumbing hardware and information to help you reduce your water use. Click here for times and locations.  

Following this event a town hall meeting will be held at the Santa Rosa Finley Community Center at 2060 W. College Ave from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 

If you want more information on our current water shortage and to use our new water shortage bill estimator follow this link water shortage page.   

 

WATER SMART EXPO 2014

Picture at Water Smart Expo

 

The City of Santa Rosa will be hosting the 2014 Water Smart Expo!

Bring your family and  enjoy a FREE and fun-filled evening exploring the different interactive booths that will be displayed at this event.

Join us May 28, 2014, at the Wednesday Night Market on 4th and D Streets from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Enter to win a high-efficiency toilet or clothes washer!

For more details click here.  

 

FREE LAUNDRY TO LANDSCAPE WORKSHOPS 

Clothes Washer

 

New  Graywater Workshops!

Learn how to  build a laundry to landscape irrigation system to water your garden by reusing your clothes washer's rinse water.

These workshops will show you how to do this simple conversion.

Click here to get signup information. 

 

 GARDEN SENSE SONOMA COUNTY 

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Get a FREE Consultation!

Garden Sense is a free program, open to all Sonoma County residents who would like information about converting their lawn to a low water use garden. The Sonoma County Master Gardeners will come to your house and offer advice about which low water use plants would work well in your garden, irrigation conversion tips and information about how to convert your lawnwww.SonomaMasterGardeners.org or call 707-565-2608 to schedule your free appointment.

 

STONY CIRCLE LAWN CONVERSION - PHASE II

Picture of Demo Garden

 

 It Once was Lawn and Now it's Gone!

City staff has complete its work on the transformation of our lawn to a low water-use landscape at 69 Stony Circle.

The low water-use garden features many low water consumption plantings,  a raingarden that captures rain and recharges the groundwater and in the front of the building culvert pipes have been reused to create a decorative feature. 

Click here for a video describing the garden transformation.

To learn more about the benefits of sheet mulching, click here. 

  

RUSSIAN RIVER-FRIENDLY GUIDELINES

Russian River Guidelines Cover

 

 

The Russian River-Friendly Guidelines are now available through the Russian River Watershed Association's website. To download the the complete guide click on this link.

  

 

Low Water-Use Landscapes

 

The City of Santa Rosa Water-Use Efficiency team supports the community's efforts in removing lawn and replacing it with low water-use plants.

This link directs you to several low water-use landscapes located within the City.

 

 WATER-WISE GARDENING CD ONLINE


Water Wise Gardening CD

 

This very popular CD is available online.  It features a searchable database of over 1,000 water-wise plants that are climate appropriate for the Santa Rosa area along with planting and irrigation tips too.  View the online database.

 

 

LOW WATER-USE DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

Demo Garden

  

The Water-Use Efficiency Program is happy to announce the completion of a low water-use demonstration garden that is located at 69 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa.  This garden features many low water use plants, drip irrigation and an informational kiosk regarding our water supply, irrigation and weather patterns and the environmental benefits of water-use efficiency.  We welcome you to stop by and tour the garden and feel free to come inside our office and gather other water-use efficiency literature. Click here for more information regarding the Demonstration Garden.

U.S EPA WATERSENSE PARTNER

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The goal of the "WaterSense" program is to make it easy to find and select water-efficient products with a label backed by independent testing and certification.

When you are buying water using appliances/fixtures (toilets, aerators, etc.) look for the "WaterSense" label.  For more information on the WaterSense program and label please visit the EPA's "WaterSense" website.

 

 

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