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The Association of California Water Agencies' (ACWA) Save Our Water program has launched a new "Sprinklers 101" web-based resource to provide information and online tools about water-efficient residential irrigation. Learn more...
Conserve Water in the Bathroom
The largest consumption of water in residential settings, nearly half of what is used in the home, takes place in the bathroom. This is of little surprise considering the bathroom houses not only a sink, but also the toilet, and the bathtub and/or shower. The EPA states that twenty-seven percent of the water that is used at home comes from the toilet, which uses as much as seven gallons of water each time that it is flushed. Running the water in the bathroom sink uses as much as two gallons of water every minute that it runs. Click here for information on how to conserve water in the bathroom.
Ready to Plan Your Dream Landscape?
Water-Wise Gardening in the Gold Country can help! The Regional Water Efficiency Program has updated its online database which includes over 1,800 plants classified by plant type, botanical name, common name and water use. It includes garden tours for design ideas, a garden gallery to search for water-efficient plants that meet your needs, water conservation tips and landscape design and maintenance. Begin creating your wish list of low-water use plants today. Click here for more information.
Free Water Conservation Kits
The District has a free water conservation kit available. The kit contains a low flow adjustable showerhead, dual thread faucet aerators for either 1.5 or 2.0 gallons per minute.
The District also has a free adjustable water saving flapper kit available. The kit contains a dye tablet for toilet leak testing, an adjustable water saving flapper, a zip lock bag and an instruction sheet.
The kits are available at the District Administration Building, located at 15160 Jackson Road, Rancho Murieta, CA.
The District is also giving away free garden kneeling pads and sprinkler screwdrivers. Get one today!
Take the Pledge - Earn Your Blue Thumb
Click on the link below to earn your Blue Thumb.
CLICK HERE for a list of the Top Ten Products for saving water at home.
EPA requires all products bearing the WaterSense label to be independently certified. What does "product certification" mean for you? CLICK HERE for more information.
Rules of Thumb for Water-Wise Gardening
Planning is the first step for a successful water-wise garden. A well-planned landscape will save you money, time and water. CLICK HERE for Regional Water Authority's Rules of Thumb for Water-Wise Gardening.
CLICK HERE to report a water leak or water waste.
Call Before You Dig
Digging and unsure of where your utilities are located? Call UNDERGROUND SERVICE ALERT (USA) 800-227-2600.
If you have a water leak in your water system that requires your water to be shut off, CLICK HERE for information on how to shut off your water.