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!
Community Garden Corps
CHWD has acquired plots at the Stock Ranch Community Garden to showcase water-efficient garden practices. We are looking for volunteers to help us maintain these plots. If you are interested, please sign up for more information below:
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 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 framed artwork and receive a CHWD t-shirt. The first-place winner also receives a $100 award, the two runners-up receive $50 awards, and the teachers of the three winners each receive $100 for their classroom.
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
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 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. The free classes are currently conducted online until we can meet again in person.
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 CHWD staff and technical consultants to consider options to replace water mains and meters while considering key factors such as financial and technical issues. For more information on the on the CAC, please visit here.
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