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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I start saving water?

- Participate in our many free water saving programs or generous rebates. Click here for more information on how to get started.

- Reducing your water consumption by 20 percent is relatively easy to accomplish. Here are a few recommended first steps to save water:

In the summer, irrigation is the greatest water user.

Water early in the morning to minimize evaporation during the hottest parts of the day.

Water less frequently for a longer period of time. Deep watering directs the water to the roots, but watch to ensure excess water is not draining to the gutter. Know your soil type – clay soils don’t absorb water quickly and tend to shed water in a shorter period of time.

Don’t water again until the top inch of soil is relatively dry.

Adjust your irrigation timer to water with the weather. Cooler weather requires less water for your landscape. Even in the hot summer months, 3 days a week is sufficient for established landscapes.

Use mulch around the base of plants to retain soil moisture.

Replace your lawn with a water conserving plants (Roseville is buying back your lawn for .50 cents/square foot to help cover the cost of converting to waterwise landscapes). Click here for more information.

Switch from conventional sprinklers to a drip system to direct the water to the roots of plants.

Wash your car at the carwash as most are designed to recycle its water.

Switch out high-use toilets for new 1.28 gpf (gallons per flush) models – rebates available, click here for more information.

Cover your pool to reduce evaporation.

Request a Water Wise House Call by Roseville Water Specialists. They will evaluate your home for water leaks and inefficiencies and recommend the best irrigation practices for your landscape.

Check your house for leaks and fix all that you find. Remember to check your toilets, faucets, outdoor spigots, and irrigation systems.

Only do full loads of laundry and don’t let the water run while doing dishes, brushing your teeth, shaving or washing your hands.

Shave a minute or two off your showers and only operate your dishwasher when its full. Consider high-efficiency appliances and fixtures if yours are in need of replacement.

How do I report water waste in my neighborhood?

How will I be informed of a change in Water Conservation Stage Levels?

The City of Roseville will use any combination of newsletters, bill inserts, bill messages or direct mail to get the word out to water customers on any changes.

Where can I get information on all City utility rebate and programs?


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