School Programs

Citrus Heights Water District partners with schools within its service area to educate children about the importance of water conservation and how they can help conserve water.


CHWD offers one-hour interactive classroom presentations to demonstrate to students how they can conserve water every day. The classroom presentations are tailored for grades K-3, 4-6 and 7-8.

The presentation for grades K-3 includes watching a video and learning about the water cycle.

The presentation for grades 4-6 includes watching a video, learning about the water cycle, how water is treated before it reaches our homes, where our water comes from, and water conservation. This presentation also includes an exciting experiment on how dirty water is cleaned.

The junior high presentation (grades 7-8) focuses on a groundwater model that shows how water flows through the ground and the different layers of rock, granite and sand it must travel through. During the presentation, colored dye is injected into the groundwater model to simulate water percolation, and how it travels and spreads through our groundwater supply.


CHWD conducts an annual poster contest where students in grades 4-6 can submit a drawing illustrating how they have fun conserving water. A panel of judges from other public and community organizations such as the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce, City of Citrus Heights and Sunrise Parks and Recreation review all of the drawing submissions and select the winners.

Winners are announced at a CHWD Board of Directors meeting, where they are presented with their artwork in a special frame and receive a CHWD t-shirt. The first place winner also receives a $100 award, the two runner-ups receive $50 awards and the teachers of the three winners each receive $100 for their classroom.

poster contest

The winning drawings, along with nine others selected by three local area water agencies, are included in CHWD’s annual calendar for the following year.

For more information on CHWD’s poster contest, please call (916) 735-7727.