Citrus Heights Water District In The Community

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Connecting with Community

At Citrus Heights Water District, we are committed to the communities we serve. We offer several programs that support community engagement and resources that help customers of all ages learn the importance of water efficiency and conservation.

We invite you to join us!

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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.

We offer one-hour interactive classroom presentations to demonstrate how students 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 in which students in grades 4-6 can submit a poster showing the different ways they conserve water, with a different theme every year.

Winners are announced at a CHWD Board of Directors meeting and receive their framed artwork and a CHWD t-shirt. The first-place winner also receives a $100 award, and runner-ups receive $50 awards. In addition, the teachers of the winners each receive $100 for their classroom.

The winning drawings are included in the annual water conservation calendar for the following year. Watch the video below featuring the winners of 2021-2022 poster contest.

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

Citrus Heights Water District Events

We believe community involvement makes a stronger community. We invite you to join us in our community events and to attend our monthly Board of Directors meetings.

CHWD Event

WaterSmart Classes

Free WaterSmart Classes

CHWD is committed to helping you learn how to reduce your landscape water usage, lowering your costs. We offer Free WaterSmart Classes and a library of resources.

Upcoming WaterSmart Classes

So You Planted a Garden, Now What? by Jessy Parker
Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
In-person at the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden

Come and learn from landscape expert Jessy Parker and master gardener Ruth Ostroff as they discuss the challenges of adapting your garden through the seasons. The class will discuss a basic planting plan for winter gardens including:

  • Vegetable selection
  • Timing of planting
  • Soil preparation
  • Planting methods and potential challenges

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Fall for Native Plants: Incorporating the Region’s Flora into Your Garden by Chris Lewis 
Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
In-person at the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden

Fall is one of the best times of year to establish new plants and update your garden. This season, consider planting native flora and learn how to do it from garden expert Christine Lewis. Her class will detail:

  • Why fall’s weather allows for ideal planting conditions
  • How to use native plants to attract pollinators
  • What native plants are ideal for the region
  • How to use native plants to make your landscape more drought tolerant

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WaterSmart Webinar Library

If you missed any of our WaterSmart classes, view them for FREE from our Video Gallery page.

Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

The Citrus Heights Water District Board of Directors meets at least once per month. Click here for information on upcoming Board of Directors Regular meetings.

Customer Advisory Committee

Board of Directors Meeting

To help plan the future of water in our community and ensure that the alternatives considered address the needs and input from the communities we serve, CHWD has formed a Customer Advisory Committee (CAC). This committee works with a technical team to consider options to replace water mains and meters while analyzing key financial and technical issues. For more information on the CAC, please visit here.

WaterLine Newsletter Signup

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