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Ever wonder where most water is used at home? Or whether taking a shower or bath saves more water? Or if that old practice of placing a brick in the toilet actually saves water?
Please visit Be Water Smart to learn more.

Normal Water Supply

The District has remained in Normal Water supply since June 3, 2015, when the Board of Directors lifted the Stage 2 Water Warning. Even though residents may now water when needed, Governor Brown has issued an Executive Order to continue water savings even beyond the drought to prepare for the next dry winter. The Executive Order aims to Make Water Conservation a Way of Life in California.  We ask that the customers voluntarily conserve and prevent water waste.

It is unlawful at any time for any person to waste water or to use it unreasonably. Unreasonable uses of water shall include, but are not limited to, the following practices:

● Allowing water to leave the customer’s property by drainage onto adjacent properties,
public or private roadways or streets due to excessive irrigation and/or uncorrected
● Failing to fix leaks or faulty sprinklers within 7 days of detection; and
● Discourage using water to wash down sidewalks, driveways, parking areas,
tennis courts, patios or other paved areas, except to alleviate immediate safety
or sanitation hazards.
● Decorative water features (water fountains) etc. must recirculate water and shall be
leak proof.
● All landscape shall be watered during cooler morning and evening hours to reduce
evaporation and minimize landscape runoff.
● No landscape watering shall occur while it is raining for 48 hours thereafter.
● Use a shutoff nozzle on hoses.
● Unauthorized use of hydrants is prohibited. Authorization for use must be
obtained from the District.
● Commercial, industrial, institutional equipment must be properly maintained
and in full working order.

To report Water Wast in the our community, please call 916-991-1000

Residential Landscape Survey

Rio Linda/Elverta Community Water District offers house-call Water Surveys to access the performance of existing irrigation systems at no cost for our customers.

A Water Survey from our trained Conservation Coordinator will provide practical recommendations and water efficient materials. This can lead to you saving both water & money. Residences with green lawns, irrigation timers, and pop-up sprinkler heads would benefit the most from this free service.

Click to learn more about our Water Surveys and make an appointment.


Water Conservation is a community effort.
We all need to do our part to conserve.
Below is information to assist you
Before you dig Call: 1-800-227-2600
Please report Water Waste to 916-991-1000
The District is no longer offering mulch at the District yard.
You can check with SMUD or Sacramento Tree Foundation for a location near you.

Any questions, please contact the District office at 916-991-1000 or questions@rlecwd.com