Instant Rebate Program Available for Weather-Based “Smart” Sprinkler Controllers
You can now save time and water with a Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller through a new instant rebate program offered by the Regional Water Authority and local water providers.
The Rachio 3 Controller acts like a thermostat for your sprinklers, using local weather conditions to adjust when and how long your sprinklers run. You can also manage the controller from your smart phone with the Rachio app. It’s estimated that replacing a standard controller with a WaterSense-labeled smart controller like the Rachio 3 can save an average home about 13,500 gallons of water per year.
Maximum of one controller per residence. Discounted controllers are available for a limited time on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is exhausted. See eligibility requirements visit BeWaterSmart | New Instant Rebate Program Available for Weather-Based “Smart” Sprinkler Controllers
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FREE Soil Moisture Meter
Trying to figure out how much water your yard needs can be a mystery. Solve this mystery by using a soil moisture meter! Stop by our offices today and ask for your complimentary meter. One per household while supplies last. Elk Grove Water District residents only.
FREE Practical Plumbing Handbook
The Practical Plumbing Handbook will provide you with useful information on conserving water and fixing many common problems such as leaky faucets, running toilets, and inefficient irrigation systems. This handbook explains just a few of the ways that you can conserve water while keeping your home in tip-top condition. It is not intended to help you fix major plumbing issues. Stop by our offices to request your free handbook.
FREE Water Use Audit
Have you called for your landscape irrigation audit yet? A certified technician will visit your home free of charge to examine your home's irrigation system and will prepare a report to help you maximize your system's benefits while minimizing your water use. They can also evaluate your water efficiency inside your home. Call 916-685-3556 to request your free water use audit.
Ready to Plan Your Dream Landscape?
Water-Wise Gardening In the Gold Country Region can help! The Regional Water Efficiency Program has updated its online database which includes over 1,800 plants classified by plant type, botanical name, common name and water use. It includes garden tours for design ideas, a garden gallery to search for water-efficient plants that meet your needs, water conservation tips and landscape design and maintenance. Begin creating your wish list of low-water use plants today. Learn more at Water-Wise Gardening in the Gold Country Region.
Replace your turf with a water-efficient landscape!
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a rebate program for removing turf and replacing it with landscapes that require little water at California single-family residences to support the State's drought response. For more information visit: Save Our Water.
Free Mulch Program ends
The Elk Grove Water District ended the free mulch program due to lack of quality mulch supplies. We apologize for any inconvenience.