Saving Water in Your Yard and Home
Last Updated: 2/24/2014
As a community we are facing one of the driest years on record. The water level of Folsom Lake, Roseville's primary water supply source, is at a historic low. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a statewide drought emergency.
To help Roseville achieve sustainability in the upcoming months we are asking our community to voluntarily reduce residential and commercial water use by 20 percent.
Our customers efforts to conserve during these dry times is critical in helping us maintain our already low water supply. Most residents and businesses receive their water from the City of Roseville and the customer links below relate to City water customers. Some Roseville residents in Stoneridge and in a small area north of Stanford Ranch Road and east of Highway 65 receive their water from the Placer County Water Agency, some Roseville residents east of Sierra College Boulevard receive water from San Juan Water District, and some Roseville residents on the border of Citrus Heights receive water from the Citrus Heights Water District. For those customers, please contact those agencies with questions related to your home or business water usage and water-conservation programs they offer to customers.
Here's what you can do to save water.
Turn off 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 http://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 Water Efficiency Division identify potential problem areas and educating our residents about unnecessary water waste.
In your Laundry Room
- Save water and your sanity by only washing full loads of clothes and you’ll save about 15-45 gallons per load.
- Install a water-efficient clothes washer and you can save 16 gallons per load.
In your Kitchen
- You can have clean dishes and still reduce your water use. Run the dishwasher only when full and save about 2-4.5 gallons of water per load.
- Install a water- and energy-efficient dishwasher to save 3 to 8 gallons per load.
- Install aerators on the kitchen faucet to reduce flows to less than 1 gallon per minute.
In your Bathroom
- Save 2.5 gallons of water by installing a low-flow shower head.
- Take five minute showers instead of 10 minute showers. Save: 12.5 gallons with a low flow showerhead, 25 gallons with a standard 5.0 gallon per minute showerhead.
- Everyone deserves a relaxing soak in the tub, but it’s not always water efficient. Filling the bathtub halfway or less with water leave more room for bubbles and saves about 12.5 gallons!
- Install a high-efficiency toilet and save 19 gallons per person per day!
- Install aerators on bathroom faucets for a savings of two gallons per person per day.
- Turn off water when brushing your teeth or shaving and you’ll save approximately 10 gallons per day.
Don’t use your toilet as a trash can! Throw that tissue in the trash instead of the tank and you can save up to 1.6 gallons per flush for ultra low flush toilets.