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Add to Calendar Jul. 26, 2022 6:00 pm Jul. 26, 2022 7:30 pm Zero Waste Water Learn how to eliminate water waste from your yard by fixing and finding irrigation leaks! Our panelists include irrigation experts, Kris Loomis, Senior Programs Specialist, Sonoma Water and Leslie Hart Volunteer Coordinator of Garden Sense, a UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County. Join this Q&A webinar and share what issues are you experiencing with your irrigation system. Kris and Leslie will offer support and advice for how to address the most common causes of irrigation leaks and how to fix them.
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Jul. 26, 2022 | 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership + Sonoma County UC Master Gardeners

Learn how to eliminate water waste from your yard by fixing and finding irrigation leaks! Our panelists include irrigation experts, Kris Loomis, Senior Programs Specialist, Sonoma Water and Leslie Hart Volunteer Coordinator of Garden Sense, a UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County. Join this Q&A webinar and share what issues are you experiencing with your irrigation system. Kris and Leslie will offer support and advice for how to address the most common causes of irrigation leaks and how to fix them.

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Santa Rosa Water Offers Assistance to Commercial Customers

The City of Santa Rosa’s Water Department (Santa Rosa Water) is employing and combining innovative customer service tools that assist on-site managers with understanding when and how water is being used at commercial facilities. Santa Rosa Water invested in and paired their Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) with companion data analytics tools to enhance the department’s customer service and demand management strategies. Every customer now has online access to hourly, daily, weekly and monthly water use data through the WaterSmart Portal. In addition, Santa Rosa Water offers customized assistance and comprehensive water-use audits of commercial customer facilities. By combining these resources,…

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Water Smart Expo

Add to Calendar Jun. 29, 2022 5:00 pm Jun. 29, 2022 8:30 pm Water Smart Expo Water Smart Expo at Downtown Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square Wednesday Night Market Sign up for the WaterSmart Portal and be entered to win a $200 water bill credit.* Ask an expert about sustainable landscaping. Demonstrations of graywater and rainwater harvesting systems Native and drought tolerant plant displays *Santa Rosa Water customers only. Create account by July 8, 2022 to win. Already have an account? You’re automatically entered to win.
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Jun. 29, 2022 | 5:00 pm-8:30 pm

City of Santa Rosa

Water Smart Expo at Downtown Santa Rosa Old Courthouse Square Wednesday Night Market Sign up for the WaterSmart Portal and be entered to win a $200 water bill credit.* Ask an expert about sustainable landscaping. Demonstrations of graywater and rainwater harvesting systems Native and drought tolerant plant displays *Santa Rosa Water customers only. Create account by July 8, 2022 to win. Already have an account? You’re automatically entered to win.

Laundry to Landscape Graywater

Add to Calendar Aug. 09, 2022 5:30 pm Aug. 09, 2022 9:00 pm Laundry to Landscape Graywater Graywater is the water that is reused from our washing machines, showers, and bathroom sinks. This FREE webinar will explain how to install a simple graywater system that uses the wash water from your washing machine to irrigate your landscape. The discussion will include what materials are needed, where to purchase them, and how to take advantage of Santa Rosa Water’s Graywater Rebate. Join this FREE program to learn about:  What graywater is and what graywater is not  If graywater is suitable for your dwelling How you can design and install a laundry-to-landscape graywater system *Advanced registration is required. Exciting…
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Aug. 09, 2022 | 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

City of Santa Rosa + Daily Acts

Graywater is the water that is reused from our washing machines, showers, and bathroom sinks. This FREE webinar will explain how to install a simple graywater system that uses the wash water from your washing machine to irrigate your landscape. The discussion will include what materials are needed, where to purchase them, and how to take advantage of Santa Rosa Water’s Graywater Rebate. Join this FREE program to learn about:  What graywater is and what graywater is not  If graywater is suitable for your dwelling How you can design and install a laundry-to-landscape graywater system *Advanced registration is required. Exciting…

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Drip Irrigation Basics

Add to Calendar Jul. 12, 2022 5:30 pm Jul. 12, 2022 7:00 pm Drip Irrigation Basics Find out how you can save water with drip irrigation! Drip irrigation saves water and fosters healthy plants by applying water directly to the plant root zone. Join Master Gardeners, Leslie Hart and Mary Lou Milkoff of the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County, as we explore the basics of drip irrigation systems including how to convert existing sprinklers to drip. Join this FREE program to learn about:  Improving water use efficiency through drip irrigation  How different types of soil affect irrigation choices How to adapt existing overhead sprinklers to drip irrigation Different types of drip irrigation devices and…
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Jul. 12, 2022 | 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

City of Santa Rosa + Daily Acts

Find out how you can save water with drip irrigation! Drip irrigation saves water and fosters healthy plants by applying water directly to the plant root zone. Join Master Gardeners, Leslie Hart and Mary Lou Milkoff of the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County, as we explore the basics of drip irrigation systems including how to convert existing sprinklers to drip. Join this FREE program to learn about:  Improving water use efficiency through drip irrigation  How different types of soil affect irrigation choices How to adapt existing overhead sprinklers to drip irrigation Different types of drip irrigation devices and…

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Rainwater Harvesting Rebates Available for Sonoma County Residents

Rebates are available for both small and large rainwater capture systems. Rebates will be provided to Sonoma County residents based on a limited-time, first-come, first-served basis through a simple application process and proof of installation. This program is designed to reduce the barriers to installation by increasing the affordability of these systems and providing technical assistance for system design, installation, and troubleshooting. The program is made possible by a partnership of Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (GRRCD), Sonoma Resource Conservation District (Sonoma RCD), Daily Acts, County of Sonoma and the California Department of Water Resources. Learn More Please note, rainwater…

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How to Make Your Landscape Thrive with Less Water and Less Work

Keeping up with yard work can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Knowing what to do, how to do it, and when can make landscape maintenance much easier and less time consuming. The Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership, in collaboration with Ann Baker Landscape Architecture, have published a guide for home owners new to maintaining a low water use landscape. The guide titled “Water Smart Gardens Maintenance Manual” is an easy to use, step-by-step instruction manual on how to care for and maintain the plants, drip irrigation systems, and green features like the ones offered in the Water Smart…

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Drought Town Hall

In case you missed the drought town hall event, check out the recording on Sonoma Water's website.

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State Announces New Water Waste Regulations

On January 18, 2022 the California State Water Board adopted an emergency drought regulations.

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Sonoma County Drought Town Hall

On March 10th Sonoma Water will host a virtual town hall focused on continued drought conditions in the Russian River watershed. Speakers will include representatives from Sonoma Water, the State Water Resources Control Board, National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Rosa Water, Sonoma County Farm Bureau and the California Department of Water Resources. Speakers will be discussing ongoing drought conditions, water supply management efforts, and conservation measures.

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Annual Report Published

Each year, the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership publishes an annual report to recap the year's activities and progress towards water use efficiency goals. The Partnership's fiscal year 2020/2021 Annual Report is now available. Explore what our Partners and the community achieved here. Click to View See all Annual Reports

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Resilient Landscape Design

Our gardens can be the front line of defense not only against wildfire but also biodiversity loss. A key question we face is: How do we nurture our gardens and protect our homes while creating environmentally sound defensible space?

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