Citrus Heights Water District In The Community
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!
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.
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 virtually via Zoom or in-person at the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden. Thank you for attending our 2022 WaterSmart classes. Stayed tuned for updates on the 2023 class schedule.
WaterSmart Webinar Library
If you missed any of our WaterSmart classes, we offer a library of resources with workshop handouts and class recordings. View them for FREE from our Video Gallery page or subscribe to our YouTube channel and get notified when a new video is posted.
Board of Directors Meeting
Customer Advisory Committee
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.
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