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!

Community Garden Corps

CHWD has acquired plots at the Sylvan 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:

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School Program

Citrus Heights Water District partners with schools within its service area to spread water awareness.

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, and three of our neighboring water agencies, hold an annual poster contest to highlight water awareness. The theme for this year's contest was "Our Water's Journey," and CHWD received 239 posters from four schools.

CHWD is proud to announce the top four entries from our District.

Watch the video below featuring the winners and their posters.

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

Free water-themed coloring pages available from the Sacramento Department of Water Resources:

Download here!

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 virtually via Zoom or in-person at the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden. Check out our 2024 class schedule and class library below.

Leaf with the Right Tree: A Guide to Regional Tree Selection
Wednesday, August 28 from 12 - 1p.m.
Hosted via Zoom. Register here!

Want a beautiful, cooling tree in your yard but also want to save water and keep maintenance low? Or maybe you have trees but aren't sure how to care for them? Join Sacramento Tree Foundation's arborist Pamela Sanchez to learn about the best trees for our region and easy-care tips. Saving water and growing thriving trees go hand in hand when you combine the right species with smart irrigation techniques and low-water landscapes, creating the perfect shady environment. Pamela, an ISA Certified Arborist with a degree in Urban Forestry from UC Davis and over 10 years of experience, will show you how to create a cool, water-wise yard. Pamela’s passion for connecting people with their urban canopy makes this workshop a must!

Purposed Planning for Your Landscape
Saturday, October 5 from 10 - 11a.m.
Hosted in-person. Class details coming soon. Register here!

D.I.Y. Dos & Don'ts in Your Yard
Saturday, October 19 from 10 - 11a.m.
Hosted in-person. Class details coming soon. Register here!

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

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.

Demonstration Garden

Image of the CHWD Demonstration Garden at the Sylvan Ranch Community Garden

CHWD has developed a demonstration garden to help our customers make water-efficient plant choices. Visit our Garden page to explore the six planter boxes with different landscape themes; from Low Water California Native Plants to Moderate Water Edibles. The aerial garden photo on the page can be used as an education tool to help you choose water-efficient plants for your yard and garden.