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Water Efficiency

2005 Hilltop Circle
Roseville, CA 95747

Phone: (916) 774-5761
Fax: (916) 774-5755

Bobby Alvarez
Water Conservation Program Administrator
balvarez@roseville.ca.us

Jen Sbaffi
Administrative Tech
jsbaffi@roseville.ca.us

Water Efficiency


New approach adopted for statewide water conservation

Just a couple of weeks ago, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) took action easing statewide water conservation rules that have been in place for more than a year because of the drought. 

Acknowledging that water conditions in many parts of the state have improved, the State Water Board voted to eliminate the statewide 25 percent water savings approach and, in its place, are new rules that give water agencies like Roseville local control over conservation.   

Roseville's self-certified water conservation standard data and analysis can be found here.

What does the new approach mean for Roseville?

Based on a water supply versus demand calculation now required, Roseville water customers will no longer have a state-mandated water use reduction target beginning June 1. 

However, we are requesting customers to continue to use water efficiently by maintaining a 10 percent voluntary reduction goal through January 2017 and we have specific water efficiency requirements and recommendations to help meet that goal. 

This voluntary reduction goal acknowledges that even though water supply conditions have improved locally, there are still areas within our state where drought conditions remain. Not to mention, we must be aware that one above average year of rainfall doesn’t protect us from future dry years, particularly as Folsom Lake will become even more important this year to help manage fisheries and water quality flows in the Lower American River and in the Delta. 

Recommended outdoor watering

Since outdoor water use continues to be the highest use in our area, we are recommending that customers’ watering schedule match the seasons.

  • Between May and August, Roseville water customers are encouraged to maintain a three-day-per-week watering schedule for lawns. Customers can pick  three days they'd like.
  • Drip irrigation is exempt from watering day recommendations.

Under all watering rules, outdoor watering can only occur after 8 p.m. or before 10 a.m.

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Water efficiency continues

Please take advantage of the valuable tips, how to videos, rebate information and educational material on this site and join in our effort to reduce our use by following these simple steps.

  • Turn off or reduce outdoor irrigation - Outdoor irrigation can account for up to 60% of your total water use.
  • Check for leaks - Drips and breaks can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day. Check out the "how-to-videos" for more information. Monitor your water usage at www.roseville.ca.us/waterinsight  - Residents can create an account and start learning about their family's water use today.
  • Schedule a Water Wise House Call - Let our H20GUY analyze your water use and provide you with water savings tips and devices free of charge. Schedule your appointment today at www.roseville.ca.us/housecall or by calling (916) 774-5761.
  • Commercial customers can schedule a Water-Use Review - We'll perform a thorough assessment of indoor and outdoor use to identify inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement. Call (916) 774-5761 to schedule your appointment today.
  • Report Water Waste at www.roseville.ca.us/waterwaste - Your eyes and ears are essential in helping the Efficiency Division identify potential problem areas and educating our residents about unnecessary water waste.
  • Schedule your irrigation accordingly - use the Sacramento Region Smart Irrigation Scheduler to best provide your home's landscape with the right amount of water.

Thank you Roseville for doing your part!

Roseville Municipal Code - Drought StagesTo help Roseville achieve sustainability in the upcoming months we have called for a mandatory 24 percent reduction in residential water use and a 30 percent reduction in commercial irrigation use. Our customers efforts to conserve during these dry times is critical in helping us maintain our already low water supply. Please take advantage of the valuable tips, how to videos, rebate information and educational material on this site and join in our effort to reduce our use by following these simple steps. - Outdoor irrigation can account for up to 60% of your total water use. - Drips and breaks can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day. Check out the "how-to-videos" for more information. at   - Residents can create an account and start learning about their family's water use today. - Let our H20GUY analyze your water use and provide you with water savings tips and devices free of charge. Schedule your appointment today at or by calling (916) 774-5761. can schedule a Water-Use Review - We'll perform a thorough assessment of indoor and outdoor use to identify inefficiencies and make recommendations for improvement. Call (916) 774-5761 to schedule your appointment today. at - Your eyes and ears are essential in helping the Efficiency Division identify potential problem areas and educating our residents about unnecessary water waste. Thank you Roseville for doing your part!

Quicklinks:
Drought Tips
Drought Stages
www.SaveOurH2O.org

www.BeWaterSmart.info