STAGE 1- NORMAL WATER SUPPLY
The CHWD Board of Directors recently changed the Districts water conservation Stage from a Stage 2 Water Alert to a Stage 1 Normal Water Supply. This means that the District’s water supply is able to meet all the water demands of its customers in the immediate future. In order to meet the Stage 1 Water Conservation goals CHWD customers should take the following steps to use water efficiently.
- Water is to be confined to the customer’s property and shall not be allowed to run off to adjoining properties or to the roadside ditch or gutter. Care shall be taken not to water past the point of saturation.
- Free-flowing hoses for all uses are prohibited. Automatic shut-off devices must be attached on any hose or filling apparatus in use.
- Leaking customer pipes or faulty sprinklers shall be repaired within five (5) working days or less if warranted by the severity of the problem.
- All pools, spas, and ornamental fountains/ponds shall be equipped with a re-circulation pump and shall be constructed to be leak-proof. Pool draining and refilling shall be allowed only for health, maintenance, or structural considerations.
- Washing streets, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, or buildings, is prohibited except as necessary for health, aesthetic or sanitary purposes.
Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the District’s water conservation programs and rebates. You can learn more about these by visiting www.chwd.org/rebates
Did You Know?
Folsom is a relatively small reservoir with a very high refill potential; its watershed is roughly three times its size. In other words, in a normal year, the Bureau of Reclamation cycles through enough water to fill Folsom 2-3 times.
Citrus Heights Water District does not control releases from Folsom Reservoir. There is a federal and local agreed upon amount of water Folsom should hold during the rainy months, from the end of November through the end of February, in order to save room for that large Sierra runoff.
The goal is to strike a balance with multiple purposes without compromising public safety and the protection of property downstream. The US Bureau of Reclamation considers these agreements, along with other operational demands, as well as the latest forecast/current conditions to help inform its release decisions.
WATER WITH THE WEATHER!
Now that the rainy season has begun turn off the sprinklers or irrigation system completely and water only when necessary. To save even more water use a broom or rake to get leaves off sidewalks and driveways.
Sweep your sidewalks instead of hosing them off.
Paying your bills
We offer many options for paying your bills:
STATE OF CALIFORNIA CASH FOR GRASS PROGRAM
The State of California is offering a cash for grass program. For information on this program visit http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/ This program is not affiliated with CHWD.